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DIY Lavender candles


  • 1 12 oz wide mouth mason jar
  • 1 8 oz wide mouth mason jar This jar should fit into the larger one with a small gap between surfaces.
  • Dried lavender stems
  • 2 cups Candle waxwhite soy wax or white paraffin wax
  • 1 Candle wick with clip and sticker, medium size
  • Wood skewer
  • 15 drops Lavender essential oil optional, add more for a stronger scent
  • Twine to tie around the mouth of the mason jar, 


  • double boiler
  • scissors
    lit lavender candle


  • Ensure your glass mason jars are clean and completely dry prior to use.
  • Using a double boiler, slowly melt the candle wax. Don’t overheat as the wax may burn. Remove from heat.
  • In the meantime, stick the clip of the wick to the center bottom of the small mason jar.
  • Wrap the long end of the wick around a skewer and rest the skewer across the top of the jar. This will keep the wick centered in your jar.
  • Add 15 drops of lavender essential oil to the melted wax and stir. Add more for a stronger scent.
  • Slowly pour the wax into the prepared jar. Leave the wax to fully cool and set.
  • Once the wax has set, cut the excess wick 1⁄4” from the top of the candle.
  • Gently place the small jar into the larger jar.
  • Working one stem at a time, insert the dried lavender in the space between the two jars. Continue working all the way around the jar until your desired effect is achieved.
  • Wrap some twine around the neck of the jar with a few stems of lavender if desired

    1. adding dried lavender inbetween candleadding lavender to candle jar

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