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Soy Candle Recipe Fragrances

Essential oil blends for making aromatherapy oil candles




There's nothing like pure, natural soy wax scented candles to brighten a room (or your mood!)


Using essential oils to scent your aromatherapy oil candles is eco-friendly and good for your health. And with these simple guidelines for blending them for your soy candle recipe, it's easy too!


How to Choose: Essential Oil or Soy Candle Fragrance Oil?

In a nutshell, synthetic candle fragrance oil is bad for you and the environment.


Plus, not only do soy candle fragrance oils lack the healing qualities of essential oils, but studies have found some of them to be actively UNhealthy... for example disrupting hormones, triggering asthma and migraines, causing chemical air pollution.


That said, soy candle fragrance oil does have a much stronger scent "throw", and you can buy candle fragrance oils at any good candle supplier.


If you're not a purist, fragrance oils come in every flavor imaginable, and you can create some pretty amazing candles with them.


For those more interested in the natural approach, below are some really lovely essential oils for candles blended specifically for aromatherapy soy candle recipes. Click on the links below to jump straight to each blend, or scroll down the page to browse through them.


Relaxing Woodsy

Softly Sensual



Please Note: Soy wax is very different from paraffin wax. It's not formulated to handle heavy amounts of fragrance. These natural essential oils for soy candle recipes are a lot more subtle than synthetic soy candle fragrance oils.


Aromatherapy Candle Quick Trick

Here's a quick, easy trick you can use if you don't have time to make your own soy wax scented candles.

Light an unscented candle and let it burn until there's a decent-sized pool of melted wax around the wick. Pour a few drops of your favorite essential oil or one of the blends below into the melted wax.

Caution: Do not pour oil on the wick, because it's very flammable.

(This also works on a scented candle if you want to boost its scent - just match the essential oil to the candle's fragrance.)


Spicy Patchouli Aromatherapy Candle Recipe

This is a warm, earthy aromatherapy soy candle recipe perfect for the colder months. Sprinkle a little ground nutmeg over the top of the candle as it starts setting up - it looks pretty and sophisticated!


spicy soy candle fragrance oil For a small candle such as a votive candle:

  • 4 drops Patchouli essential oil
  • 3 drops Cinnamon essential oil
  • 3 drops Sweet Orange essential oil
For a medium to large sized candle:
  • 20 drops Patchouli essential oil
  • 15 drops Cinnamon essential oil
  • 15 drops Sweet Orange essential oil
For an extra-large candle:
  • 40 drops Patchouli essential oil
  • 30 drops Cinnamon essential oil
  • 30 drops Sweet Orange essential oil

Fresh Mint Soy Candle Recipe

Cool and refreshing, this sweet, minty blend is a great spring wake-up. It's also perfect for summer evenings in the gazebo!

Hot glue some layers of green and yellow ribbon around the outside of the jar to make it look fresh and inviting!

peppermint aromatherapy
For a small candle such as a votive candle:

  • 4 drops Spearmint essential oil
  • 3 drops Peppermint essential oil
  • 3 drops Palmarosa essential oil

For a medium to large sized candle:
  • 20 drops Spearmint essential oil
  • 15 drops Peppermint essential oil
  • 15 drops Palmarosa essential oil
For an extra-large candle:
  • 40 drops Spearmint essential oil
  • 30 drops Peppermint essential oil
  • 30 drops Palmarosa essential oil

Floral Lavender Aromatherapy Candle Making Recipe

This relaxing soy candle recipe smells like a field of summer flowers... wonderful! A sweet evening retreat for your bedroom.

Sprinkle a few lavender flowers over the top of the candle as the wax begins to harden for a pretty floral touch.


aromatherapy candle with flowers For a small candle such as a votive candle:

  • 5 drops Lavender essential oil
  • 3 drops Rosewood essential oil
  • 2 drops Rose Geranium essential oil
For a medium to large sized candle:
  • 25 drops Lavender essential oil
  • 15 drops Rosewood essential oil
  • 10 drops Rose Geranium essential oil
For an extra-large candle:
  • 50 drops Lavender essential oil
  • 30 drops Rosewood essential oil
  • 20 drops Rose Geranium essential oil

Relaxing Woodsy Soy Candle Recipe

Deep and rich with a hint of sweetness, this relaxing blend is perfect for an evening of quiet, candlelit conversation. (I actually find it more relaxing than the Lavender blend.)

Wrap your jar in a wide chocolate brown ribbon and finish by hot-gluing on a bright gold button or ornament - warm, exotic and elegant!

cedar leaf
For a small candle such as a votive:

  • 6 drops Rosewood essential oil
  • 2 drops Cedarwood essential oil
  • 2 drops Ylang Ylang essential oil
For a medium to large sized candle:
  • 30 drops Rosewood essential oil
  • 10 drops Cedarwood essential oil
  • 10 drops Ylang Ylang essential oil
For an extra-large candle:
  • 60 drops Rosewood essential oil
  • 20 drops Cedarwood essential oil
  • 20 drops Ylang Ylang essential oil

Softly Sensual Aromatherapy Candle Recipe

Soft, spicy and floral, this sensual blend with Sandalwood essential oil is a little more costly to make, but it's well worth the extra expense. For a warm, intimate evening at home...

For a sweetly casual look, simply tie a length of palest yellow ribbon around your jar and tuck two or three curly vanilla beans into the knot.


For a small candle such as a votive candle: scented soy candles

  • 7 drops Sandalwood essential oil
  • 2 drops Ylang Ylang essential oil
  • 1 drops Vetiver essential oil
For a medium to large sized candle:
  • 36 drops Sandalwood essential oil
  • 10 drops Ylang Ylang essential oil
  • 3 drops Vetiver essential oil
For an extra-large candle:
  • 75 drops Sandalwood essential oil
  • 20 drops Ylang Ylang essential oil
  • 5 drops Vetiver essential oil

What Next?

Click on the links below to view the step-by-step instruction pages, plus how-to videos, tips and resources and a chat page where you can post (and answer) questions, share your problems and celebrate your successes.


Instructions for Soy Container Candles

Instructions for Scented Soy Pillar Candles

Soy Candle Making Supplies

Soy Candle Making Tips

Soy Candles Main Page

Go to Aromatherapy Recipes Homepage from Soy Candle Recipe Fragrances


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