Making Medicinal Candles

##Making Medicinal Candles

Candles have been used for centuries to bring both light and healing into our lives. Making medicinal candles is a fun and creative way to make use of herbs, flowers and essential oils for spiritual and healing purposes. Here are some tips for getting started with making your own medicinal candles.

###Gather Your Supplies

Before you start your project, make sure you’ve gathered the supplies you’ll need. You can find most materials at a local craft store, but they can also be purchased online. Here’s a list of things you’ll require:

* Wax
* Wicks
* Essential oils
* Herbs, flowers and other plant materials
* Candle molds, if desired

###Choose Your Ingredients

Once you’ve acquired the materials, it’s time to decide which essential oils you’ll use. Take a look at the properties of each essential oil, and use your intuition to select those that best suit your purpose. For example, lavender is often used for relaxation and calming, while rosemary is thought to bring mental clarity.

Mix herbs, flowers and other plant materials into your candle along with your essential oils. These additional ingredients will contribute to the healing qualities of your candle and make it look beautiful.

###Create Your Candle

Now it’s time to bring your medicinal candle to life. Gently melt your wax in a double boiler, then add your essential oils and plant materials. Stir the mixture gently until everything is evenly distributed.

When the wax has cooled, insert your wick and pour the mixture in to molds (or into a glass jar, if desired). Let the candle cool and harden completely before you light it.

###Enjoy Your Candle

Your medicinal candle is now ready to be enjoyed. Light it whenever you need the emotional, mental or spiritual healing powers it contains. Let its light and scent fill your space and bring healing into your life.

Congratulations! You’ve created your own medicinal candle. Enjoy it for as long as it remains lit. ## Making Medicinal Candles

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When we think of candles, many of us conjure up a warm and cozy atmosphere. What we may not know, however, is that many of these homemade candles can pack a punch when it comes to our health and well-being. Making medicinal candles is an easy and fun way to create a calm, healing and warm atmosphere for yourself.

### Benefits of Making Medicinal Candles

Making medicinal candles offers many benefits, including:

* Enhancing a sense of well-being

* Supporting relaxation

* Alleviating stress

* Supporting a healthy environment

Making medicinal candles is an easy and fun way to add therapeutic benefits to your day-to-day life.

### Materials

Making medicinal candles is an easy process that requires some basic materials. You will need:

* Wax: **beeswax**, paraffin, soy or a natural alternative

* A wick

* Essential oils

* Candle-making containers

* A candle thermometer

* A double boiler

### Steps to Making Medicinal Candles

Making medicinal candles only requires a few simple steps. Here is a basic outline of the process:

1. Create the wax. Create the wax of your choice. You will need to heat the wax in the double boiler and stir until it is smooth and melted.

2. Add the essential oils. Once the wax is melted, add essential oils in drops around the pot. Use up to 10-15 drops of essential oils for every one pound of wax.

3. Add the wick. Once you’ve added your essential oils, it’s time to add a wick. This can be done by simply cutting the wick to the desired length and tying it around something — like a pencil — and placing it in the wax. This will ensure that it stands up in the middle of the candle.

4. Pour the wax. Once everything is in place, you’re ready to pour the wax into your desired containers. It’s important to make sure they’re completely cool before beginning to pour.

5.Let it dry. After you’ve poured the wax, let it sit and cool. This could take up to 24 hours.

### Fun Aromatic Recipes

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Adding essential oils to your medicinal candles offers an exciting and fun opportunity to create your own specialized aroma. You can mix and match essential oils to find the perfect blend for your environment or medical needs. Here is a list of fun aromatic recipes to get you started:

* Lavender and Eucalyptus: *Mix 10 drops lavender essential oil and 10 drops of eucalyptus oil* for a slightly sharp and relaxing aroma.

* Orange and Sage: *Mix 10 drops of orange essential oil and 8 drops of sage oil* for a calming and light aroma.

* Clary Sage and Rosemary: *Mix 10 drops of clary sage oil and 5 drops of rosemary oil* for a woody and herbal aroma.

* Ylang Ylang and Bergamot: *Mix 10 drops of ylang ylang oil and 8 drops of bergamot oil* for a sweet and citrusy smell.

### Essential Tips

Here are some tips to consider when crafting your perfect medicinal candle:

* **Always use essential oils that are high quality and natural.** Don’t bother with synthetic alternatives, as they don’t have the same therapeutic benefits.

* Check the temperature of the wax regularly. Keeping the temperature between 120-140F is ideal.

* If you’re unsure of which essential oils to mix and match, **don’t be afraid to experiment with new aromas.** Making medicinal candles is all about creativity and customizing them to your own liking.

### Enjoy!

Making medicinal candles provides you with an easy, fun and therapeutic way to create a warm and cozy atmosphere. The best part? These homemade candles are sure to bring you a sense of relaxation and well-being. So, grab your essential oils and let’s get started!

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