Mediterranean Lemon Fig Candle Recipe

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Mediterranean Lemon Fig Candle Recipe Hand Poured Into La fermiere Terracotta Pots

Mediterranean lemon fig candle recipe for hand-poured soy wax candles in terracotta candle pots repurposed from La fermiere French yogurt. They’re everything a sophisticated Mediterranean candle should be without the price tag!

There’s nothing like a fresh, bright scent to wake up your senses and help you start the day. Lighting a candle in the kitchen is a small luxury that I enjoy in the mornings. We’re not like the average Americans who make a mad dash every morning to quickly get to their destinations. 

Instead, we linger over a cup of tea or coffee, journal our thoughts and gratitude for the day, and make time for one another. In the summer months, we get to enjoy our slow mornings a little longer. And these Mediterranean homemade scented candles of fresh wild figs and happy lemons are perfect for summertime!

You might picture yourself opening the front door to the sight of the Mediterranean Sea in the South of France or the coast of Italy. I certainly have, because this fresh clean candle scent recipe smells just like a Mediterranean breeze. 

Now, you can transport your home to a sunny spot on the coast with the light of a DIY french candle! Light and bright – it’s everything right for the warm summer months ahead. 

Created with natural soy wax, blend with phthalate-free oils and hand poured into unique French terracotta La fermiere jars, they’re a luxurious candle recipe you’ve got to make!

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What do you do with La fermiere jars?

What do you do with La fermiere jars?

Made in the South of France since 1952, many of us cannot bear to toss a La fermière jar, even if it’s made of biodegradable terracotta. 

When I saw these yellow and blue yogurt jars on a rare visit inside a grocery store (thank you Amazon Fresh for delivering groceries to our door), I immediately thought of making candles in them! 

Everyone adored the beeswax candles I made in French Oui yogurts. And after testing the capabilities of terracotta for candle containers, I knew they’d be the perfect container for fun summer candles.

It turns out I’m not the only one, La Fermière says after your last spoonful create, reuse, and recycle. Use their hashtag #NATURALLYFRENCH to share what you do with La Fermière jars. 

The only dilemma I had was removing the glue on two jars. How do you remove glue from La fermiere? After a few short failed attempts, I discovered using rubbing alcohol was best for removing the glue residue. 

If it wasn’t for the delectable French yogurt inside the jars, the craftsmanship of hand stamping the bottom of each and every jar – really inspired me. And when I see the colors blue and yellow together I can only think of the Mediterranean. 

Related To: How to Make Beeswax Candles in Yogurt Jars

What does a fig candle smell like? It might surprise you!

What does a fig candle smell like?

When I began to think of what a Mediterranean candle scent should be I thought of sprawling trees laden with bright lemons and orchards of twisting fig trees. While every American can tell you what lemon smells like, few can answer, what does Mediterranean fig smell like?

It’s a luscious scent like lemon, fresh and clean, but with an almost milky sweetness to it, entwined with bitter green notes as well. French perfumers love creating with it because it’s an ingredient full of complexities. 

Like other fruits, the scent pairs well with flowers, herbal greens, and bright citrus. And there’s no better way to enjoy its unique scents than in a candle!

Here’s a selection of fig oil that I found for candle making. 

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Transport Your Senses With This Mediterranean Lemon Fig Candle Recipe 

I know your senses will be transported to the southern coast with these lavishly luscious Mediterranean lemon fig scented candles in terracotta jars. They’re everything a sophisticated Mediterranean candle should be without the price tag!

Candle Supplies You’ll Need:

4 terracotta yogurt jars 4.5-ounce size

1.3 pounds natural C3 soy wax

1 ounce fig oil

1/2 ounce lemon essential oil

4 cotton wicks

4 glue dots

How to make Mediterranean lemon fig candles with a bright sophisticated candle scent that can be enjoyed all year long.

How to Make Mediterranean Scented Candles:

Step 1: 

Cover your area or line a cookie sheet with parchment or wax paper to place each yogurt jar on. Then press the tab on the bottom of a natural cotton wick into a glue dot on the roll. Then peel it off from the sheet and place it into the center base of the yogurt jar. Repeat for all four jars.

Step 2:

Place a candle melting pitcher on a kitchen scale and tap tare weight. Then pour scoops of eco soy wax inside it until you reach 1.3 pounds. 

Step 3:

Next, place the melting pitcher filled with candle wax inside a saucepan filled with approximately 2 inches of water. Use the double boiler method to heat the wax on low up to 130°F.  

Clip a candle thermometer inside the pitcher or use a no-touch infrared thermometer to keep an eye on the heat of the wax. Stir the wax slowly, yet often with a heat-resistant silicone spatula.

Step 4: 

After completely melting the candle wax, remove it from the heat source and add 1 ounce of your choice of fig oil and 1/2 an ounce of lemon essential oil to the wax when it is between  110°-135°. Stir the fragrance slowly into the wax for 1 to 2 minutes to thoroughly incorporate the scent. 

Step 5: 

Then use the spout of your candle melting pitcher to fill each yogurt jar. Hold the wicks centered and upright with wick-centering bars while curing.

Step 6: 

Allow the candles to cure for 24 hours before trimming the wick to ¼ an inch. If you want a strong scent, wait three to five days before lighting. 

This Mediterranean lemon fig candle recipe created with natural soy wax and a lavishly luscious scent hand poured in terracotta candle pots repurposed is a luxurious candle recipe you’ve got to make!

Mediterranean Lemon Fig Candle Recipe

Yield: 4 candles

This Mediterranean lemon fig candle recipe created with natural soy wax and a lavishly luscious scent is hand-poured in terracotta candle pots repurposed from yogurt jars.

Materials

  • 4 terracotta yogurt jars 4.5 ounce size
  • 1.3 pounds natural C3 soy wax
  • 1 ounce fig oil
  • 1/2 ounce lemon essential oil
  • 4 cotton wicks
  • 4 glue dots

Tools

  • candle melting pitcher
  • kitchen scale
  • candle thermometer

Instructions

  1. Cover your area or line a cookie sheet with parchment or wax paper. Then place each yogurt jar on it. Next, press the tab on the bottom of a natural cotton wick into a glue dot on the roll. Then peel it off from the sheet and place it into the center base of the yogurt jar. Repeat for all four jars.
  2. Place a candle melting pitcher on a kitchen scale and tap tare weight. Then pour scoops of eco soy wax inside it until you reach 1.3 pounds.
  3. Next, place the melting pitcher filled with candle wax inside a saucepan filled with approximately 2 inches of water. Use the double boiler method to heat the wax on low up to 130°F. 
  4. Clip a candle thermometer inside the pitcher or use a no-touch infrared thermometer to keep an eye on the heat of the wax. Stir the wax slowly, yet often with a heat-resistant silicone spatula.
  5. After completely melting the candle wax, remove it from the heat source and add 1 ounce of your choice of fig oil and 1/2 an ounce of lemon essential oil to the wax when it is between  110°-135°. Stir the fragrance slowly into the wax for 1 to 2 minutes to thoroughly incorporate the scent. 
  6. Then use the spout of your candle melting pitcher to fill each yogurt jar. Hold the wicks centered and upright with wick-centering bars while curing.

Notes

Allow the candles to cure for 24 hours before trimming the wick to ¼ an inch. If you want a strong scent, wait three to five days before lighting.

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The crisp freshness of a Mediterranean fig with the bright scent of Italian lemons is a sophisticated candle scent that can be enjoyed all year long. Make a batch of candles in blue, yellow, white, or pink terracotta La fermiere jars. 

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