How To Make Scented Candles? Our Easy Way!

Updated on May 31, 2021

Making scented candles is a fun and easy project for anyone to do. All you need are some supplies and the willingness to give it a try!

You can make homemade candle holders or purchase them from craft stores. There are many different types of wax that you can use, such as soy wax, beeswax, palm oil, paraffin wax.

This blog post will teach you how to get started making your own scented candles - all without breaking the bank!

How to make scented candles at home

There's just something about the soft glow and subtle aromatherapy that comes with making your own candles.

Scented candles are a great way to add ambiance and fragrance to your home. But how do you make them?

Buy a kit or make one from scratch: you can buy these at most craft stores nowadays, but it's just as easy to create them yourself!

Here’s an easy tutorial for making scented candles at home:

Ingredients Needed

Scented candles: These come preassembled at most stores nowadays! They won't cost much more than those plain colored ones either since they just have added scents that require fewer materials. However, I find it's easier to pour your own.


  1. Buy wax, wicks, coloring agent (optional), lids, and containers. You can buy these items in bulk or from specialty stores.
  2. Cut the sticks of wax into small pieces using a knife so that it will melt quickly - if it melts too slowly then there may be some black bits left over when burning the candle. This step is optional but recommended because burnt chunks won't generate as much light while also releasing smokey odors.
  3. Pour the wax into a container that's been lined with parchment paper. The amount of wax you use will depend on how tall your container is: typically, for every inch wide in height, add two inches of depth to the bottom or three inches if there are multiple sides. You can always pour too little but it’s hard to make up for an overpour and end up with enough wax at the bottom.
  4. Add a coloring agent (if using) by stirring it into one cup of boiling water before pouring onto the molten wax. Stir until dissolved well before adding more hot water as desired. This step isn't necessary either but gives you some added options when choosing scents and looks really pretty when finished!
  5. Now you're ready to add fragrance! Add the appropriate amount of liquid or oil-based fragrant as per instructions on your chosen product.
  6. Pour into a mold. If using multiple molds, pour one color at a time (for example, orange in one and yellow in another) for more blended colors and effects once set.
  7. Let cool until hardened before handling or removing from container/mold; this will take anywhere from five minutes to an hour depending on how hot it was poured. Be careful when handling it because warm wax is very slippery! Especially if pouring directly onto parchment paper instead of metal containers like most people do.

Voila! You're done making scented candles with little effort involved!

Find out here our easy way of How Much Scent To Add To Candles.

How to scent candles

If you ever need to refresh the scent, simply melt the candle down and add more oil. To do so, simply place the candle in the freezer until the wax pops out. Then put the whole chunk of wax (wick and all) in a double boiler and gently melt it down. Remove the wick, add more oil and pour back into its container.

I hope you enjoyed this blog post on how to make scented candles. If you liked it, please share it with your friends and family!  And don't forget that if there is anything else you want us to cover about candle making, let me know at the bottom of this page.

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Smell is one of the human senses which can flow through the whole body. I am the Founder of 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 ;) )

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