Farmhouse DIY Lavender Candle Melts
Our farmhouse DIY lavender candle melts are the perfect solution to what to do with dried lavender. They are a super easy lavender candle DIY project!
Lavender has the most inviting scent to relax and unwind, much like relaxing in a rocking chair on our front porch by the herb garden with a hint of lavender and basil in the fresh breeze to clear away stress. Lavenders’ classic fresh, herbal scent invites us to de-stress and sit for a spell.
Don’t you love the fragrance of lavender too? With its lovely purple flowers on tall green stalks and soothing scent, there’s no doubt that lavender is a favorite flower of many.
And perhaps growing a lavender garden is the best solution for those of us who can’t seem to keep enough lavender on hand. (Which is why I shared my tips for planting the best lavender variety for your climate.)
Lavender garden or not, our farmhouse DIY lavender candle melts are the perfect solution to what to do with dried lavender! They are a super easy lavender DIY project that illustrates the versatility of this pleasantly fragrant herb.
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Can I put dried lavender in a candle?
I get it, you’re worried that putting anything other than candle wax in a candle will cause it to catch fire. Well, you can put your worries to rest because candle melts don’t get hot enough to cause a flame. Candle warmers, including plug-in warmers, are designed to warm the wax of candle melts, not blaze it!
And as for dried lavender, it won’t get warm enough to burn either. The same goes for other flower petals, leaves, sprinkles, and even glitter.
You’re going to love how pretty lavender buds look floating around in the top of your wax warmer!
P.S. Check out my tips for harvesting lavender and how to dry it here.
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What’s the difference between candle wax melts and candles?
Candle melts are a lot like a regular candle that releases fragrance when heated. But, because they don’t have a wick when it comes to how to use candle melts, you’ll need a candle warmer or tea light wax burner.
How many times can you use candle melts?
Unlike candles, the wax of a candle melt does not evaporate. Only the scent dissipates, so you can continue to use a candle melt over and over again until the fragrance goes.
For this reason, wax melts typically last longer than a candle.
Did you know that once you can no longer smell the fragrance of a candle melt when it is warmed, you can reuse it to make more candle melts? Yep, add more essential oil to it or pour it into a silicone mold and add a few drops of essential oil to each candle melt. It’s that easy!
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How To Make Candle Melts
I’ve been making homemade lavender candles for as long as I can remember. But, if this is your first time making candles, you may want to check out our beginner candle making guide.
The good news is making candle melts right at home is easier than ever in just four simple steps!
Candle Melt Supplies:
- digital kitchen scale
- candle thermometer
- heart shaped silicone mold
- candle melting pitcher
- ¾ pound soy candle wax
- 1 ounce lavender essential oil
- 1 teaspoon dried lavender buds
DIY Lavender Candle Melts How-To:
Place the pitcher filled with soy wax inside a saucepan filled with about 2 inches of water. Heat on medium to low heat with a gentle simmer, using the double boiler method. Stir often with a heat-resistant silicone whisk or spatula.
Remove the pitcher of wax from the heat after melting. Clip a candle thermometer inside the pitcher to monitor the wax as it cools to 125°F to 120°F.
After cooling, add 1 ounce of lavender essential oil and stir slowly yet constantly for 1 to 2 minutes to thoroughly incorporate.
After adding the essential oil carefully pour the wax into each cavity of the heart-shaped silicone mold. Let them cool for a few minutes in the mold before sprinkling with 1 to 2 teaspoons of dried lavender buds.
Allow these DIY lavender candle melts to cure for 24 hours. Then pop each one out of the silicone mold one at a time.
To Get Most Out Of Your Candle Melts
- Place one or two lavender candle melts, dried flower side up in the dish of a candle wax warmer or tea light wax burner. Turn on the wax warmer to begin melting, or light a tea light candle underneath a wax burner to use.
- Remember, there is no need to worry about floating dried lavender buds. They won’t get hot enough to burn. They’ll just keep looking pretty with your farmhouse style!
- Never pour hot wax down the drain! After a candle melt’s fragrance goes, reuse the wax to make more wax melts or discard it after it’s solid again.
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I love the way the scent of lavender fills our home with these DIY candle melts, even on a rainy day when I can’t be in the garden.
If you enjoyed making these heart-shaped lavender candle melts, then you don’t want to miss this long list of creative farmhouse lavender ideas for DIYs!
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