Homemade natural candles in glass

30 min
Homemade natural candles in glass
From autumn to spring, we burn about one hundred and six at home. Candles are burning in the window, on the table and on the shelf, do you feel the same way? It conjures up a pleasant warm atmosphere, even when it is frosty and cold all around. And if the candles are handmade, with a scent that we have mixed ourselves, they make the joy even greater.More information
Ingredients for this recipeApproximately 430g of soy waxWick and wicks10-20 drops of lavender essential oil10-20 drops of rosemary essential oilA little dried lavender
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And now you might be thinking that we are crazy to make candles... And that their creation is certainly laborious and complex. Trust us, it's not! And that at all! :)


Making your own candle is a really simple matter. You will need about half an hour of time, but the result will please you many times longer and significantly more than with a purchased candle. In addition, the produced candles are perfect as a wonderful, lovely gift that will be appreciated by your friends and relatives.

Natural, eco, special

The best thing about homemade candles is that you can decide what they are made of. In ours, you will find only natural ingredients and no paraffin, which is used to make classic candles that you can buy for a few crowns in stores. Paraffin is a byproduct of the oil industry, burning it releases dangerous toxins, and that's yuck.

As packaging, you can use cheap glasses (like this one with a wick - it will come in handy if you want to save time and work), a mason jar, discarded glasses that you no longer drink from, glasses from snacks or jams, tea and coffee mugs. This way you avoid unnecessary plastic or aluminum and you can use the glass repeatedly. If you want a truly original piece, go to a junk shop or pawn shop, where you will definitely find an exhibition piece for a few crowns. In short, there are no limits to imagination here. This also applies to the choice of candle scents and essential oils  types of wax or dried herbs and fruits, which will turn an ordinary candle into a real gem.

Production of natural homemade candles with lavender and rosemary

What will you need?

For two 250ml glasses - remember that you need about 212.5g of wax for a 250ml glass

- Approximately 430 grams of wax (we used soy wax, which is vegan)

- Wick and wicks

- 10-20 drops of lavender essential oil (if you don't like the smell of lavender or rosemary, create your own combination of scents and essential oils)

- 10-20 drops of rosemary essential oil

- A little dried rosemary (optional)

- A little dried lavender (optional)

- 2 glasses

- A pin, chopsticks or any other kitchen utensil to stir the wax

- 2 large pegs

- 2 tea towels or small towels (not necessary but will help to keep the wax from cooling too quickly, this could cause cracks)

How to do it?

Create a water bath (pour water into a larger pot and place a smaller pot or bowl in it), bring the water to a boil. Once the water is boiling, lower the heat and pour the wax into the bowl. Stir the wax once every minute until it melts. This will take about 5 minutes.

If you use a natural wick, you first need to prepare it (see instructions). Then attach the wick to the wick. When the wax is liquid, turn off the stove. Dip the plastic in the wax and press it into the center of the glass with a needle or stick and wait until the wax hardens. The wax acts as a glue, so it keeps the plate attached in the glass.

Once the wax on the bottom of the glass has solidified, gently straighten the wick and attach it to the neck of the glass with a peg (simply grasp the wick with the peg and place the peg on the glass so that the wick is in an upright position) .

Carefully pour the wax into the glasses (for pouring, use a measuring cup or another container that you will be comfortable with, for example a jug is ideal for melting and pouring wax).

Pour essential oils into the wax in the glass (we only add the oils now so they don't burn during cooking). If you want, add dried herbs to the wax and mix everything with a stick.

Wrap the glasses in dry towels so that the wax does not cool down too quickly and does not crack.

Let the candles rest for at least 24 hours to harden properly. Then remove the pegs, cloths from them and shorten the wick so that it is about one centimeter long (above the candle).

Note on the reception

You can easily double, triple the amount. But heat up the wax gradually, first melt half the amount of wax, and then heat up the rest in the melted wax. Therefore, you will need more glasses and a larger amount of essential oils, herbs and wicks.


Natural candles attract you, but production not so much? Take a look at the VonTree Candle shop, where you can find a lot of beautiful soy candles, and by purchasing you will also support the Association of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing CR a.s.

Do you like burning candles? Do you prefer unscented or scented? Which fragrance is your favorite?

Raw materials
Approximately 430g of soy wax
Soy wax, flakes, 500 g

Soy wax, flakes, 500 g

7,62 EUR
10-20 drops of lavender essential oil
10-20 drops of rosemary essential oil
A little dried lavender
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