Intention candles are those that you use for a specific purpose or goal. There are all sorts of intention candles out there that you can purchase, and you can even make your own. There are two main ways to make an intention candle; an easier, lower-effort way, and a more crafty way. In this article, we will be detailing the basic intention candle-making process as well as how to make your own intention candle from scratch.
Let’s start first with the easier, less effort, method of making an intention candle:
1. Choose your candle. Any type of candle will do, but you may want to choose one that is unscented so that the essential oils you add will be more potent.
2. Pick your essential oils. Again, there are many to choose from, but some good ones for intention candles include lavender (for relaxation), lemon (for focus), and peppermint (for energy).
3. Add the essential oils to the candle. You can do this by dripping a few drops onto the candle itself, or by adding them to a diffuser stone or other tool that will disperse the oil evenly around the candle.
4. Hold the candle in your hands and focus on your intention. Visualize what you want to achieve, and feel the positive energy of your goal.
5. Light the candle and let it burn until it goes out on its own.
If you are feeling extra crafty and want to make one from scratch, don’t worry, we have those steps for you as well.
How to make intention candle (instructions and ingredients)
Before we begin, there are just a few key ingredients that you need to gather beforehand in order to make that perfect intention candle from scratch.
There are a few different types of wax that can be used to make candles, but paraffin wax is the most common. You can find this type of wax at most craft stores. beeswax is another popular choice for making candles, as it burns slowly and evenly. However, it can be more difficult to find and is more expensive than paraffin wax. Soy wax is another option that is becoming increasingly popular, as it is made from a renewable resource and burns cleanly.
When looking for a wick to make an intention candle from scratch, it is important to choose a wick that is made of natural materials. The wick should also be the correct size for the type of candle you are making. It is also important to choose a wick that will burn evenly and not smoke too much when burnt.
The material you choose for your wick is important, because it will determine how well the candle burns. A good rule of thumb is to choose a wick that is made from natural fibers, like cotton or linen. This will help to ensure that the candle burns evenly and slowly, giving you the best results.
There are a few things to consider when choosing the right size wick for your intention candle. The first is the diameter of the candle. A good rule of thumb is to use a wick that is 1/4″ – 1/2″ (0,6-1,2 cm) smaller than the diameter of the candle. For example, if you are making a 4″ diameter candle, you will want to use a wick that is 3 1/2″ – 4″ (8-10 cm) long.
The second thing to consider is the type of wax you are using. If you are using a hard wax, like paraffin or beeswax, you will want to use a wick that is on the smaller side. If you are using a softer wax, like soy or palm wax, you will want to use a wick that is on the larger side.
The third thing to consider is the type of scent you are using. If you are using a strong scent, like lavender or patchouli, you will want to use a wick that is on the smaller side. If you are using a light scent, like citrus or vanilla, you will want to use a wick that is on the larger side.
Now that you know how to choose the right size wick for your intention candle, it’s time to get started! Begin by measuring the diameter of your candle and then choosing a wick that is 1/4″ – 1/2″ smaller.
When making an intention candle from scratch, it is important to choose the right glass jar. The size and shape of the jar will determine how long the candle will burn and how much wax will be used. A good rule of thumb is to use a jar that is at least twice the size of the wick. This will ensure that the candle will burn evenly and slowly.
It is also important to choose a jar that is made from heat-resistant glass. This will help to prevent the wax from melting and spilling out of the jar while the candle is lit.
The rest of the materials you will need are:
-Piece of paper
-Pot of boiling water
Make your own intention candle from scratch instructions
1. Start by melting the wax in a saucepan on the stove. Place the saucepan of wax on a pot of boiling water to create a double boiler. This will help to prevent the wax from burning.
2. While the wax is melting, cut the cotton wick to size and tie it around a pencil. This will make it easier to dip the wick into the wax later on.
3. Once the wax has melted, carefully remove the saucepan from the pot of boiling water using oven mitts.
4. Dip the wick into the wax and make sure it is coated evenly. Then, holding onto the end of the wick, place the wax-coated wick into the glass jar.
5. Allow the wax to cool and solidify for a few minutes. Once it has started to harden, use the scissors to trim the wick down to your desired length.
6. To finish, add a few drops of your chosen essential oil to the wax and stir gently. Then, write your intention on the piece of paper and place it underneath the jar. Your candle is now ready to use!
Types of intention candles
Some of the most common types of intention candles are:
-Candles for manifestation
-Candles for protection
-Candles for healing
-Candles for love
-Candles for abundance
-Candles for clarity
How to make intention candles with herbs and crystals
There are a few different ways that you can add herbs and crystals to your candle-making process.
- One way is to add them to the melted wax before you pour it into the jar.
- Another way is to place them directly into the jar with the wick.
- And finally, you can also create an herbal infusion by boiling water and adding the herbs and crystals into it, then allowing the mixture to cool before adding it to the jar.
Whichever method you choose, make sure that you are using fresh or dried herbs and clean, tumbled crystals.