If you have a candle, or want to make a candle, you’ve come to the right place. Using essential oils with candles is a great idea to spice up your candles and your room without breaking the bank. The easiest way to get started using essential oils in candles is to place your essential oils in a lit candle. You can put a few drops of your favorite smelling essential oil in the base of a candle when it’s lit, and you’ll start smelling it right away.
Like with vaporizers, you do not need to worry about adding too much. However, you will most likely only need to add a few drops at a time. Before many people get their first vaporizer or humidifier , they start using their essential oils in candles. It’s a great way to spice up a boring candle, or get started with aromatherapy.
Because essential oils are often as cheap as or cheaper than buying a few candles, you will often be better off buying a cheaper candle, and then putting whatever essential oil you like on top of it. If you want to make your own candle, then you are in for a treat. Whatever you want your candle to smell like, you will want to put that essential oil, or blend of essential oils into the wax when you melt the candle.
Adding essential oils to melted candle wax is one of the ways you can get started doing this. Like we were saying before, since you won’t be putting the essential oil on your skin, you can use as much or as little of the essential oil on your skin as you like. It’s not very difficult, and a great way to get started with essential oils However, you will want to be careful when handling your essential oil. Be careful not to get it on your skin. When you work with candles, you can always use undiluted essential oils (or neat, as some people say).
This is good because you won’t need to worry about diluting your essential oil. But it can also make things difficult if you make a mess. It’s for this reason that we recommend you wear gloves when making candles and scenting them using essential oils. You will also want to avoid sticking your hands in melted candle wax if you have a lot of essential oils in it. While you will most likely be fine, it’s just an easy precaution to take to avoid skin sensitivity issues. It’s a similar issue with dripping a lot of melted wax on yourself. Making candles is a fun activity, and it becomes even better once you start adding essential oils into the mix.
Using essential oils for therapeutically reasons is much more complex than if you just plan on adding them to a candle. As always, you don’t want to leave a lit candle unattended, even if it has some of your favorite essential oils in it. When you are done with the candle, you have a few options for what to do with the essential oils if you placed them on top of the lit candle. If you plan on using a different essential oil with the candle the next time, you will want to pour off the melted candle wax if the essential oil you put in it is still there.
Otherwise, if you plan on using the same essential oil with your candle, you can simply leave it there for the next time you light the candle. Don’t be afraid to mix and match scents. You have plenty of options, and using essential oils with candles is one of the best ways to get into aromatherapy. Aromatherapy candles are more expensive than normal candles. If you didn’t know this, keep an eye on the prices the next time you go out. It’s often much more economical to buy a plane old boring white candle, and then add whatever essential oil you wanted to smell into it.
This is even true for the more expensive essential oils. The aromatherapy versions of these candles are often more expensive than regular aromatherapy candles. To make matters worse, they often do not contain a good amount of the essential oil you wanted to use for therapeutic benefits anyways. This is why we recommend you simply use regular candles (or make your own if you are feeling adventurous) and essential oils.