DIY Cucumber Mint Mason Jar Candle
Cucumber Mint Soy Candle
Author: sweetnaturesbeauty.com
Ingredients
  • 3 cups Natural Soy Wax Flakes
  • 1 Yellow-Green Crayon
  • 2 tbsp Cucumber Mint Fragrance Oil OR 1 1/2 tbsp Cucumber Fragrance Oil & 50 drops Peppermint Essential Oil
  • Candle Wick/s
  • Mason Jar/s
Instructions
  1. With a hot glue gun, glue the bottom of the wick to the bottom of your mason jar. This helps it stay in place when pouring in your wax. You can also use some melted wax to attach the wick to the bottom, but I find that a glue gun is so much easier.
  2. Wrap the wick around a pencil or long stick and place on top of your mason jar. This also helps the candle wick stay center while pouring.
  3. Melt soy wax flakes in a large pyrex measuring cup. You can do this either by the double boiler method or in the microwave, stirring every 30 seconds.
  4. Add one crayon for color. I used a yellow-green crayon from Crayola. If you desire a lighter color, use half a crayon.
  5. Once melted stir in fragrance oil or essential oil.
  6. Pour wax mixture into your mason jars and let sit for 3 hours or overnight.
  7. Cut the wick to 1-4″.
Recipe Notes

This recipe makes three 6-oz jars, two 8-oz jars, or one 16-oz mason jar. This is just an estimate, so if you find that you didn’t end up with enough wax, you can easily melt some more and top off your candle/s. To get an idea of how much wax flakes you’ll need, think of it as needing double the size of your jar. Keep in mind, that every fragrance oil and essential oil are different in potency. Only you can get a good idea of how much to use in your candles depending on how strong they smell. I find that essential oils have a stronger scent to them then fragrance oils do. Therefore, add more fragrance oil than you would essential oil.