Eucalyptus candles have a naturally calming aroma and a range of health benefits too.
This includes decongest, antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties with a 2004 study showing its usefulness in treating non-bacterial sinusitis.
This makes Eucalyptus a great natural scent to have in your home, and a perfect way to diffuse this scent is through a soy candle.
Here are the steps I took so you can follow along from home.
What you’ll need:
- Containers made to withstand heat
- Wick stickers
- Cotton wicks
- Pouring jug
- Wick holder
- Eucalyptus essential oil
- Soy wax flakes
All candle supplies can be found online. Including our own website Crafty Candle Supplies, this includes all the equipment needed as well as the ingredients.
I purchased the eucalyptus oil from a local health foods store.
Melt the Wax
Using the double-boiler method, melt the wax over a simmering pot. I found my Pyrex jug worked best for holding the wax to melt because it allows for easy handling.
To measure out the amount of wax needed use this formula.
Volume of the container (ml) x 0.85 = Soy Wax (g)
If you don’t have scales handy then a quick measurement is to melt two containers worth of (unmelted) wax.
Prepare the Container
Place the wick in the centre of the candle using the wick sticker to hold it in place. Once the wick is secured in the container, use the wick holder to keep the wick centered.
Add the Eucalyptus Oil
Once the wax has reached 80 degrees Celsius, take the wax off the heat and transfer it into the pouring jug. As Eucalyptus oil is quite strong you do not need to add too much to the wax. Start with 8 drops and add more depending on how the candle smells.
I used the rest of my eucalyptus oil, about 15 drops across both candles.
Pour the Candle
When the wax has cooled to 55 degrees Celsius, pour it into the container.
Let the Candles set
Leave the candles to cool and set over 24 hours.
Naturally scented soy candles are so easy to make and have the power to transform a room with both scent and atmosphere.
Give it a try and experiment with your own scent and containers.