Our Guide To Making A Pine Scented Candle
There’s nothing quite like a pine scented air freshener or candle, they give a lovely fresh smell to your house and the scent of pine can also help to mask other bad odors.
Making a pine scented candle is more simple than you think, all you need is an appropriate candle container, pine scented fragrance and some wax flakes for the job.
We’ve composed a short guide below which will take you through the benefits of making a pine scented candle, how to make your pine scented candle as well as a few tips and tricks to get the best result.
What Are The Benefits Of Making Your Own Pine Scented Candle?
Making pine scented candles is a great craft to do at home, there are also many advantages to making your candle which you might not have considered.
We’ve listed some benefits to making your own candle down below.
- You can control the scent – One of the best parts about making DIY pine-scented candles is that you can control how much fragrance you put in them, whether you’re after a light scent or a heavy scent.
- It’s cheaper – A pine fragrance candle can be very expensive, making your own saves money.
- It’s safer – Many pine forest candles from the shop are often made with paraffin wax which emits harmful fumes when burnt, therefore making your own pine candle recipe with beeswax or soy wax is much safer.
Our Step By Step Guide To Making A Pine Scented Candle
Homemade candles are simple to make as long as you have everything you need on hand, like some candle wicks and a candle tin.
To help you out, we’ve put together a guide below.
- Pot for melting the wax in.
- Wooden sticks.
- Candle wicks.
- Soy wax chips.
- Green dye.
- Pine scented oil.
- Two heatproof bowls.
- Start by melting 10 cups of soy wax chips in a large pot, remove from the heat once fully melted then allow to cool for a few minutes.
- Add in your pine scented drops, the amount of drops you want to put depends on how strong you want the candle to be. Divide the melted wax between two bowls.
- Add your green dye drops to one of the heatproof bowls.
- Place the wick at the bottom of your candle jar and fasten it with some glue, you can wrap the wick around a piece of twig or a pencil to keep it in the centre and place.
- Alternate layers of white and green wax, allowing a few minutes for the white wax to set in between.
- Let the candle sit for a day before lighting.
Tips For Making A Pine Scented Candle
If you’re a beginner, making handmade candles can be overwhelming, we’ve listed our best tips for making a green pine candle down below.
- Use the right kind of wick – Choosing the right kind of wick for your candle is very important, otherwise, the candle might not burn properly. First of all consider the size of the candle, since you might need more than one wick, the more fragrance you put, the thicker your wick will need to be too.
- Make notes – When practising candle making you should make notes about how much fragrance you use and the amount of wax, this allows you to make adjustments and improve each time.
- Experiment with candle wax – For natural candles, you can use both soy wax and beeswax, soy wax often holds fragrance better than beeswax.
- During the curing process, keep the lid, on the candle. So that, it would cool quickly and reliably.
- Try crayons for candle dye – Broken-up crayons can melt into your wax and colour your candle.
- Allow enough drying time – Not allowing your candle enough drying time will ruin how the candle burns, and will also ruin the colour between layers since they will bleed into each other.
Frequently Asked Questions About Making A Pine Scented Candle
Can I put pine cones into candles?
You can’t put pine cones into candles, but you can use them as candle holders for a unique look.
What heat should I melt soy wax too?
Soy wax should be melted to 130-200F, try not to overheat your wax otherwise, it can discolour, use a candle thermometer to keep an eye on the temperature.
What should I use as a candle container?
Tea cups, heat-safe glass wear and jelly jars are all great to use as candle containers and are safe for hot candle wax.
To conclude, making a pine scented candle is straightforward, all you will need is some soy wax chips, pine scented fragrance oil, a wick and a candle container. Make sure to experiment with fragrance so you can get the strength of the candle you want.
For candle dye, you can use special candle tints or broken-up crayons and melt them into the wax.
Smell is one of the human senses which can flow through the whole body. I am the Founder of NeoCandle.com where we talk all about scented candles. Known as Candace the Candle Girl, I know pretty much all there is to know about scented candles. I make and sell them on Etsy and Ebay – so be sure to ask if you have any burning questions 🙂 (pun intended 😉 )