A home fragrance that you just can’t go wrong with Fresh linen. Your home will always smell wonderful and clean with the light, crisp smell of freshly laundered clothes!
Who doesn’t love climbing into bed when the sheets are straight out of the dryer? I know I do! The smell of fabric softener is so comforting and soothing- and so is this candle!
To make your own fresh linen candle, you’ll need:
Wax- I used EcoSoya CB-Advanced Soy Candle Wax
Jar(s)- I used a 10 oz. Linden Jar
Wooden skewer, popsicle stick, etc. (something to stabilize the wick)
Fresh Linen Fragrance Oil- Smells SOOOO good!!
Using a double boiler or, like I did, a similar set-up involving a saucepan with an inch of water and a bowl sitting on top, melt the wax over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally.
When deciding on how much wax to melt for your container, remember that the wax will shrink by half (example: 2 cups dry will become 1 cup melted). My container held roughly 1.3 cups of dry wax flakes, so I melted down about 3 cups to fill the jar.
While my wax was melting I prepped the jar and wick. Using a tiny bit of hot wax, a spot of hot glue, or a glue dot, secure the metal end of the wick to the inside of the jar. Once you’ve centered and adhered the wick, wrap or fold the long portion over the skewer. This will help prevent it from falling into the hot wax as you pour and will keep it centered as the candle cools.
Once the wax is completely melted, carefully pour it into the prepared jar. To make the transfer easier, you can a small kitchen funnel when pouring to avoid spills and messes.
Now it’s time to make your candle smell divine! Using a pipette, add the fragrance oil by drops. You can adjust the strength of the scent to suite your preference, but a general rule of thumb for fragrance oils and candle wax is 1 oz. per pound of wax.
Allow the candle to completely cool and harden, cut the wick down and you’re ready to enjoy the fruits of your labor!