Often people want a candle that has the scent of tea, but how do you make a tea-scented candle? Making your own scented candles is not an easy thing to do, but it does have many benefits.
Scented candles have been a favorite way to fill your home with fragrance for years now.
However, many people aren’t aware that you can make them yourself!
Making tea-scented candles is surprisingly easy too.
What is a tea-scented candle?
A tea-scented candle is a type of candle that has strong aromas and can be found in many different types.
Tea scented candles are specially made with ingredients containing properties to help create an environment for relaxation, peace, or concentration.
Tea scented candles are often made with specific tea leaves, herbs, and spices.
They can also be made from the essential oils of different types of plants that have fragrances associated with relaxation or peace.
All you need are the following materials:
- A jar or candle burner of some sort (this can be any size)
- Tea leaves in whatever flavor you want the candle to have
- A saucepan and water (depending on how big your jar or burner is)
- An electric stove
- Beeswax pellets
- A wick
- Wax dye (optional)
Step One :
A jar or container for your base liquid – this can be water, soy sauce, various oils or other liquids; it does not necessarily need to be tea-related but should complement the type of fragrance you want in your home. You could even try using vinegar if you like a more natural smell!
Fill glass jar(s) with water that’s been boiled on the stovetop and left to cool down (this will also help control the strength of the scent).
You will then combine this liquid with any items that contain strong aromas such as freshly ground coffee beans or peppermint extract (both of which will also help control the scent and how strong it is).
Next, add your favorite herbs or teas leaves. You can do this by using one teaspoon per cup of boiling water if making just one candle; two teaspoons for two cups of water; three teaspoons for three cups of water, etc.
Now you need a wick. If you’re using an electric candle warmer then the wick should be metal; if not, take any string that has been cut into thirds (the length of what you want for your candles) and tie one end tightly around one end of the top of each jar with a knot.
Then attach some weight at the other end so they are suspended in water/jar without touching bottom – there’s no point burning yourself!
Now just wait until they have soaked up enough liquid before lighting them! You can make these jars as long or short as you like depending on how many jars you use, how thick the wist is, and how much liquid they soak up.
Allow the jar to sit in a cool place overnight or until the liquid has soaked up into the candle.
If desired, add any extras like dried fruit peel or coffee grounds to give it a different scent altogether!
Finally, wait until the candles have soaked enough before lighting them.
Remove and enjoy your candles!
If you’re using more than one jar for this project make sure they are lit at safe intervals so that all jars will be burning well together by the time they need snuffing out.
Enjoy a warm home with tea scented candles!
Check out here What Scented Candles Actually Work.
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 😉 )