Lavender Candles

52509sharesIf you like the look (and aroma) of dried lavender as much as we do, then you’ll love how easy it is to use the stems to make these pretty DIY lavender candles. Why we love this project Hi there, it’s Jane and Sonja from Sustain My Craft Habit where we share nature-inspired DIYs and craft ideas. One of our favorite craft supplies found in nature (aside from driftwood, rocks and pine cones) are flowers! Our mother, who we lovingly refer to as “mama dahlia” has the most beautiful flower gardens. As the flowers are in bloom, we enjoy taking cuttings of all the varieties and then drying them or placing them inside books to be pressed for later use. These candles, as well as this DIY lavender sugar scrub, lavender soap, and lavender bath bombs would make a really thoughtful gift idea for someone, either as a birthday, mother’s day, or a hostess gift.  Craft supplies you will need Get full list of supplies and directions in the printable version at the end of this post. How to Make Lavender Candles These step by step photos and instructions are here to help you visualize how to make this project. Please scroll down to simply print out the instructions! 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 8 oz wide mouth mason 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.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.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 8 oz jar into the larger 12 oz 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.EXPERT TIP – We have previously tried adding dried lavender inside the candle wax. We do not recommend this method as it can pose a fire hazard. Please be sure to keep the dried lavender on the sides of your jar, in between the two mason jars so it is not in reach of the flame. Lavender is one of those floral varieties that inspire us to create the most. The scent of lavender evokes a sense of calm and relaxation.  Some ways in which we’ve used our dried lavender for crafting are for making these homemade lavender sachets, lavender resin pendants and rustic driftwood and fragrant lavender wreath. More Lavender Bath and Body Crafts I love to create and share my projects with you! I know it’s hard to remember to come back and search, so I’ve made it easy for you with my weekly newsletter! You can subscribe for free and I’ll send you fun crafts every week right to your email. Print Project 5 from 10 votes Lavender Candles We'll show you how easy it is to use dried lavender stems to make these pretty floral DIY Lavender candles in mason jars. Age Group: Adult CraftsProject Type: Mason Jar Crafts Makes: 1 candle Supplies1 12 oz wide mouth mason jar1 8 oz wide mouth mason jar This jar should fit into the larger one with a small gap between surfaces.Dried lavender stems2 cups Candle wax white soy wax or white paraffin wax1 Candle wick with clip and sticker, medium sizeWood skewer15 drops Lavender essential oil optional, add more for a stronger scentTwine to tie around the mouth of the mason jar, optional Craft tools InstructionsEnsure 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. Expert Tips & FAQsWe have previously tried adding dried lavender inside the candle wax. We do not recommend this method as it can pose a fire hazard. Please be sure to keep the

Lavender Candles

If you like the look (and aroma) of dried lavender as much as we do, then you’ll love how easy it is to use the stems to make these pretty DIY lavender candles.

lavender candle in a jar

Why we love this project

Hi there, it’s Jane and Sonja from Sustain My Craft Habit where we share nature-inspired DIYs and craft ideas. One of our favorite craft supplies found in nature (aside from driftwood, rocks and pine cones) are flowers!

Our mother, who we lovingly refer to as “mama dahlia” has the most beautiful flower gardens. As the flowers are in bloom, we enjoy taking cuttings of all the varieties and then drying them or placing them inside books to be pressed for later use.

These candles, as well as this DIY lavender sugar scrub, lavender soap, and lavender bath bombs would make a really thoughtful gift idea for someone, either as a birthday, mother’s day, or a hostess gift. 

lavender candle

Craft supplies you will need

supplies for making lavender candles
Get full list of supplies and directions in the printable version at the end of this post.

How to Make Lavender Candles

These step by step photos and instructions are here to help you visualize how to make this project. Please scroll down to simply print out the instructions!

  1. Ensure your glass mason jars are clean and completely dry prior to use.
  2. Using a double boiler, slowly melt the candle wax. Don’t overheat as the wax may burn. Remove from heat.melting candle wax in double boiler
  3. In the meantime, stick the clip of the wick to the center bottom of the 8 oz wide mouth mason jar.wick on the bottom of mason jar
  4. Add 15 drops of lavender essential oil to the melted wax and stir. Add more for a stronger scent.lavender essential oil in hand
  5. Slowly pour the wax into the prepared jar.pouring candle wax into jar
  6. 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.wrapping wick of candle around a skewer
  7. Leave the wax to fully cool and set.fully cooled candle with skewer
  8. Once the wax has set, cut the excess wick 1⁄4” from the top of the candle.
  9. Gently place the small 8 oz jar into the larger 12 oz jar.
  10. 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.adding dried lavender inbetween candleadding lavender to candle jar
  11. Wrap some twine around the neck of the jar with a few stems of lavender if desired.tying a bow of twine on top of mason jar candle

EXPERT TIP – We have previously tried adding dried lavender inside the candle wax. We do not recommend this method as it can pose a fire hazard. Please be sure to keep the dried lavender on the sides of your jar, in between the two mason jars so it is not in reach of the flame.

lit lavender candle

Lavender is one of those floral varieties that inspire us to create the most. The scent of lavender evokes a sense of calm and relaxation.  Some ways in which we’ve used our dried lavender for crafting are for making these homemade lavender sachets, lavender resin pendants and rustic driftwood and fragrant lavender wreath.

overhead view of lit candle

More Lavender Bath and Body Crafts

I love to create and share my projects with you! I know it’s hard to remember to come back and search, so I’ve made it easy for you with my weekly newsletter! You can subscribe for free and I’ll send you fun crafts every week right to your email.

lavender candle
Print Project

5 from 10 votes

Lavender Candles

We'll show you how easy it is to use dried lavender stems to make these pretty floral DIY Lavender candles in mason jars.

Age Group: Adult Crafts

Project Type: Mason Jar Crafts

Makes: 1 candle

Supplies

  • 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 wax white 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, optional

Craft tools

Instructions

  • 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.

Expert Tips & FAQs

  • We have previously tried adding dried lavender inside the candle wax. We do not recommend this method as it can pose a fire hazard. Please be sure to keep the dried lavender on the sides of your jar, in between the two mason jars. 
  • Easily double or triple this recipe to make more candles as gifts!