Last Updated on November 13, 2023 by IncenseJunction
In the recent past, lotion candles have become very popular. They are candles with more than one purpose. You can easily burn these candles to get the amazing aroma filled in your house. You will be able to massage the liquid wax on your skin to get a great fragrance and moisturize your skin at the same time.
But did you know that you do not need to get these candles from a market? There are different lotion candle recipes out there that you can use to make your lotion candles DIY.
Do you know how to make soy lotion candles? It is quite simple, to be honest, and in this post, we will be taking you through the process of making your candles from scratch with some of the best ingredients.
Let’s get started.
What are lotion candles?
Lotion candles, also known as massage candles, are a type of candle that contains ingredients like butters and oils that are beneficial for the skin. When melted, the lotion can be massaged into the skin, providing a moisturizing effect.
Benefits of using lotion candles
The benefits of using lotion candles are twofold: they provide a relaxing and comforting ambiance, and they also provide nourishing benefits to the skin. The warm wax and essential oils can help soothe and relax sore muscles, while the moisturizing ingredients can leave skin feeling soft and hydrated.
Why make your own lotion candles
Making your own lotion candles can be a fun and rewarding experience. Not only can you customize the scents and colors to your liking, but you can also control the quality of the ingredients used. Additionally, making your own candles can be more cost-effective in the long run.
What you need
Before you get started, make sure that you have the following tools:
- Measuring Cup
- Mason Jar
- Essential Oil
- Soy Wax Flakes
- Candle Wick
First, you will need to clean the Mason jar properly. It does not matter if it is new or not. The mason jar will act as the candle’s container. You will have the advantage of decorating this jar as you would like. Add some wax paper, ribbons, plastic gems, or even tissue paper. You can even choose to give it a personal touch by hand-painting it.
Secondly, you should take the measuring cup and fill it with some soy wax flakes, after which you should place it in the microwave for around five minutes at high heat. Make sure to stir occasionally. As the flakes melt, you might need to add more to the cup. The melted wax should be around two cups.
Next, you will want to superglue a long candle wick to the jar’s bottom. For the best results, you might need to hold it in place for about one minute. That allows the glue to set properly.
After the glue sticks well, you should add around ¼ of your preferred essential oil to the wax and stir properly. There are different scents you can choose for the candle including green tea, vanilla, apricot, almond, or even lavender. You can even choose to create a blend of different fragrances depending on what you like.
The next step involves pouring the stirred mixture into the jar. Do this slowly so that the wax is spread out evenly to avoid any lumps when the wax starts cooling. If done properly, you should end up with a very smooth candle.
Finally, you should make sure that the wick is at the center of the candle. After the wax dries, simply cut the excess part of the wick with a wick trimmer.
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Now that you know how to make lotion candles, you can make any type of candle you would like. Try adding different essential oils and adding different combinations of fragrances. If you do not have a strict preference, you should have fun trying to find what you would like most. Have fun!