Are you drawn to fresh fruity, floral scents in the summer?
I most certainly am! Apple is one of my favorite fruits, although I bake with it more in Autumn. There’s something about biting into a fresh crisp apple on a hot summer day. I’ve found that apple combined with jasmine, an intriguing floral scent of summer makes a wonderful fragrance for the home.
Unfortunately, apple is one of those fruits that cannot effectively be steam distilled to produce essential oil. So, I had really get creative here! I found that the citrus scent of orange combined with the sweet scent of ginger came pretty close to an apple scent. By adding the jasmine it really makes a beautiful scent. So, DIY Apple Blossom Candles Jars here we come!
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Supply List for DIY Apple Blossom Candle Jars:
4 drops ginger essential oil
8 drops sweet orange essential oil
4 drops jasmine essential oil
4 medium wood wicks and clips
1 lb soy wax flakes
4 mason jars, 4 oz
Instructions to make DIY Apple Blossom Soy Candle Jars:
Using glue dots adhere to wood wick clips to the center base of each jar. Insert wood wicks and cut wicks to just meet the top of the jar, set aside.
Fill a large saucepan with about 2 inches of water and place it on the stove to heat. Place soy wax flakes in a metal candle pouring pitcher and set inside the large saucepan. Heat until melted using the double broiler method. Whisk often and heat until melted. Remove from heat immediately to avoid wax becoming too hot. Let the wax cool to 120°F to 125°F before adding essential oils. Use a candle thermometer like this for easy temperature making.
Once the wax has cooled add essential oils and whisk or swirl to combine. Carefully pour the scented soy wax into prepared jars. Let cool 30 minutes to 1 hour or until the wax is hard and white. Place lids on jars to close. Always burn soy candles long enough for the wax to melt across the container before blowing out the flame. This will avoid a tunnel forming in the wax and lowering the life of the candle.
Yields: 4 candles
Light an Apple Blossom Soy Candle in your kitchen. Enjoy the light the crackling sound of the wood wick and fresh fruity, floral scent. Speaking of floral scents, see my recipe for Pressed Flower Mason Jar Candles made with lavender.
I use essential oils everyday and not just in DIY candles. I use them in my natural skincare routines, household clean up, relaxation, and quick fixes like taking the itch out of an insect bite. Get started with essential oils here.