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Mother's Day Candle Crafting

Mother's Day Candle Crafting

Candle Crafting for Mother's Day

Mother's Day is a special occasion to show gratitude and love to the wonderful mothers in our lives. What better way to express your feelings than with a thoughtful, handmade gift? This year, consider crafting a personalized scented candle that will brighten her day long after Mother's Day has passed. Or better yet, try it together! This guide will walk you through the simple steps to create a beautifully scented candle that's as unique as she is.

Materials Needed:

  • Soy wax or beeswax pellets: These are eco-friendly options that burn cleanly and slowly.
  • Wicks: Make sure they are the right size for the container you choose.
  • Fragrance oils: Choose scents that remind you of her or that you know she loves.
  • Natural colorants: Optional, for adding a touch of color.
  • A double boiler: For melting the wax.
  • Containers: Use small jars, teacups, or any heat-resistant container that fits your aesthetic.
  • Thermometer: To check the wax temperature.
  • Stirring utensil: For mixing the wax and fragrance.
  • Decorative items: Such as dried flowers, cinnamon sticks, or essential oils, to enhance the visual appeal and aroma.

Step-by-Step Guide:

  1. Prepare Your Workspace: Begin by covering your workspace with newspaper or a disposable cloth to catch any drips or spills. Organizing all your materials beforehand will streamline the process and ensure a smooth candle-making experience.
  2. Melting the Wax: Using a double boiler, melt the wax pellets. Keep an eye on the temperature with your thermometer; the ideal temperature for adding fragrance is about 185°F. Ensure the wax is completely melted and smooth.
  3. Adding Fragrance and Color: Once the wax reaches the correct temperature, remove it from the heat and add your chosen fragrance oils. A good rule of thumb is to use about 10ml of fragrance per pound of wax. If you're using colorants, now is the time to add them. Stir the mixture well to ensure the fragrance and color are evenly distributed throughout the wax.
  4. Securing the Wick: While the wax cools slightly, prepare your container by placing the wick in the center. You can use a glue dot or a bit of melted wax to secure the wick's base to the bottom of the container, ensuring it stays in place as you pour.
  5. Pouring the Wax: When the wax has cooled to around 135°F, carefully pour it into your prepared container, making sure not to disturb the wick. Fill the container to your desired level, but leave enough room at the top to prevent overflowing when burning.
  6. Allowing the Candle to Set: Let the candle cool undisturbed at room temperature for at least 24 hours. As it sets, the wax will harden and the fragrance will begin to settle.
  7. Final Touches: Once the candle has fully set, trim the wick to about a quarter inch above the wax. This is essential for ensuring the candle burns evenly and safely.
  8. Adding Decorative Flair: Personalize the candle with decorations such as twine wrapped around the container, a handwritten label, or attach charms that hold special meaning.


Crafting a candle for Mother's Day is not just about giving a gift; it's about the time you spent creating something that encapsulates your love and appreciation, or the time you spend with her making something beautiful together. This handcrafted candle will not only be a symbol of warmth and light but also a reminder of the special bond you share. Happy crafting and Happy Mother's Day!