What is quite possibly the best way to fragrance your home?
Candles of course! Not only will they fragrance your home, but they also make a beautiful decoration- especially in mason jars.
Save your lavender cuts from the garden or purchase a dried bundle at the farmer’s market to make these natural soy pressed flower mason jar candles.
Once you’ve learned the technique below to make pressed flower candles you can really experiment and try just about any flower or dried herb from the garden.
Lavender, rosemary, and mint are my favorite herbs to add to container candles. Dried herbs and flowers really do make a natural artful statement in candles and home decoration.
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Supply List for Pressed Flower Mason Jar Candles:
16 drops lavender essential oil
2 medium wood wicks and clips
1 lb soy wax flakes
2 – 8 oz mason jars
12 sprigs dried pressed lavender
How to make Pressed Flower Mason Jar Candles:
Using glue dots adhere 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.
Cut 12 sprigs of dried pressed lavender to the fit inside mason jars below the seal line, 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.
While cooling, use a 1/4 teaspoon measuring spoon to carefully add a line of hot wax inside a mason jar, while lying on its side. Place one sprig of cut dried lavender into the wax. Lightly pour another 1/4 teaspoon of wax over the sprig. Repeat for the second jar. Return to the first jar and rotate an inch or two and repeat to add another sprig of lavender. Continue onto each mason jar has the 5 to 7 sprigs of lavender.
When the wax has cooled add essential oils and whisk to combine. Carefully pour scented soy wax into prepared mason jars. Let cool 30 minutes to 1 hour or until wax is hard and white. Place lids on jars to close.
Note: 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: 2 – 8 oz mason jar candles
Now, light the crackling wood wick of your pressed mason jar candle and enjoy the calming aroma of lavender and neroli in any room of your home. Save the extra candle for a thoughtful gift.