Pinecone Scented Soy Candles

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Every year we cut down our Christmas tree from a U-Cut lot. This has been a family holiday tradition for as long as I can remember, and each year we grab a cup of coffee or hot cocoa, and make the drive out to Oregon City, listening to Christmas songs along the way.

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This year we were pretty excited to bring our son along, and he picked out our “tee” (in his 18 month old words) for us. The best part of having a freshly cut tree in your living room is the smell. Oh, the smell. Sadly, it fades so quickly, so in order to make that holiday smell stick around a little longer, I made some scented soy candles. It was my first time making them, and I was surprised at how easy and cheap they are to make instead of buying them pre-made. I bought my “Pine Cones” fragrance oil from Candle Science, and it smells like that of a fresh cut pine bough and pine cone wreath – super perfect for the holiday season!

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Pinecone Scented Soy Candles
Recipe Type: Craft
Author: Stacy Dutton
Serves: Yields 4 mason jar candles
Ingredients
  • Glue dots
  • Cotton candle wicks with tabs
  • Water
  • Medium saucepan
  • Soy wax
  • Candle making pitcher (or 4-cup measuring glass)
  • Thermometer
  • Essential oils for fragrance
  • Small glass jars (I used the small wide mouth Mason jars)
  • Chopsticks or wooden skewers
Instructions
  1. [img src=”https://bdn.evermine.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/IMG_3110.jpg” width=”680″ height=”907″ class=”alignnone size-full” title=”Handmade Pinecone Scented Candles | Evermine Blog | www.evermine.com”]
  2. Secure the cotton wick tabs to the inside bottom of your glass using glue dots (or double-stick tape).
  3. [img src=”https://bdn.evermine.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/IMG_3103.jpg” width=”680″ height=”907″ class=”alignnone size-full” title=”Handmade Pine Scented Candles | Evermine Blog | www.evermine.com”]
  4. Once wicks are secure in the center of your glass, wrap the wick end around chopsticks to hold the wicks in place.
  5. [img src=”https://bdn.evermine.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/IMG_3107.jpg” width=”680″ height=”907″ class=”alignnone size-full” title=”Handmade Pinecone Scented Candles | Evermine Blog | www.evermine.com”]
  6. Pour water into your saucepan until it is 2” high, then place on the stove over medium heat.
  7. [img src=”https://bdn.evermine.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/IMG_3105.jpg” width=”680″ height=”907″ class=”alignnone size-full” title=”Handmade Pinecone Scented Candles | Evermine Blog | www.evermine.com”]
  8. Add 1 lb soy wax into a candle making pitcher. Then place pitcher in saucepan until the wax is melted.
  9. Once the wax reaches 180°F, remove from heat and stir in the essential oil. Use 1 teaspoon of essential oil per pound of wax.
  10. [img src=”https://bdn.evermine.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/IMG_3112.jpg” width=”680″ height=”907″ class=”alignnone size-full” title=”Handmade Pinecone Scented Candles | Evermine Blog | www.evermine.com”]
  11. Cool the wax to 110°F and carefully pour into your jars.
  12. [img src=”https://bdn.evermine.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/IMG_0644.jpg” width=”680″ height=”1020″ class=”alignnone size-full” title=”Handmade Pinecone Scented Soy Candles | Evermine Blog | www.evermine.com”]
  13. Once the soy wax has dried completely (4-5 hours ideally), snip the tops of your wicks to about 1/4” height, and garnish with a custom tag.
  14. [img src=”https://bdn.evermine.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/IMG_0655.jpg” width=”680″ height=”1020″ class=”alignnone size-full” title=”IMG_0655″]

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Stacy is the Art Director at Evermine. She is a new mother and lover of stationery, pie, and dark chocolate.


18 Comments

  1. I was wondering if you have a cost breakdown. I.e. How much per candle to make. I’m considering making these as a wedding favor.

    • Hi Traci! Here is a breakdown of cost, assuming you make 80 candles for favors:
      – 20 lbs of soy wax = $37.98
      – 20 oz of fragrance = $23.98
      – 80 wicks = $7.49
      – 80 mason jars = $104.93

      total cost per candle = $2.17 each

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