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Last Updated on January 5, 2020 by Ellen Christian
If you’re looking for Mason jar candle ideas, keep reading! This easy DIY candle uses Ylang Ylang scent and is perfect for a gift idea. Or, you can keep them all to yourself and enjoy the exotic fragrance!
Mason Jar Candle Ideas
I absolutely love Mason jars. I use them for storage and for decor throughout the house. I’ve used them for lots of different craft ideas over the years. I’ve seen Mason jar candles at our local craft fairs. And, they are always so popular. So, I decided that I would share a few Mason jar candle ideas with you in case you wanted to try.
Can you put a candle in a Mason jar?
Yes, you definitely can. You can put an existing candle (like a tealight or a votive) into a Mason jar along with a few other items for pretty decor. Or, you can use the Mason jar as the holder for a candle you make yourself.
How do you decorate glass jars for candles?
This DIY candle us made in a crystal jelly jar. It’s a textured candle so it’s not decorated. But, if you want to decorate the Mason jar before you pour the wax in, you definitely can. I love decoupaging on glass.
You can easily decoupage pretty papers or fall leaves onto your Mason jar to match your holiday decor. Just imagine how pretty a fall leaf Mason jar candle holder will look on your holiday table. There are so many Mason jar decoration ideas on places like Pinterest that you’ll never run out of ideas.
What does ylang ylang smell like?
Ylang Ylang is a heavy, sweet, slightly floral scent. It’s the base scent for the perfumes Chanel No. 5 and Joy. I find it rich and exotic. And, when I really want to pamper myself, it’s one of my favorite scents. I think it’s a wonderful scent for these Mason jar candles. Learn more about this essential oil.
What is Ylang Ylang essential oil good for?
So, I have written several times about how much I love aromatherapy. If you aren’t familiar with it, look into a good essential oil book and start learning. Ylang Ylang is often used for relaxation and to help improve sexual desire. So, light a candle in the bedroom before bed, and see what happens.
Ylang Ylang scent combinations
So, this candle uses only one essential oil, but you can certainly adjust it so that you have a blend if you prefer. Try mixing it with Bergamot, Geranium, Grapefruit, Lemon, Marjoram, Sandalwood, or Vetiver. Or, if your goal when you make these Mason jar candles is relaxation, you can try mixing it with lavender which is one of my favorite scent combinations.
- 8 oz. glass Mason jars
- Candle wicks
- Soy wax flakes
- Pencil or clothespin
- Ylang Ylang essential oil
- Optional crayons for coloring
- Non-stick pot
- Wooden spoon for stirring
- Start by placing the wick in the glass jar. Make sure the weighted metal bottom is centered. You can use a dab of hot glue if you wish to secure it thoroughly.
- Straighten out the wick and attach it to either a pencil (just wrap it) or a clothespin. Make sure the pencil or clothespin is resting safely over the mouth of the jar.
- Heat the wax flakes on low heat using your non-stick pot. Stir as they heat to avoid clumping and sticking. You will need to heat about 2 cups of flakes per 1 – 8 oz. Mason jar candle.
- As the flakes begin to melt, add in 15-20 drops of your essential oil. Stir well.
- To color your candle wax, take a peeled crayon in your choice of color and drop it into the mixture. Stir until melted.
- Once the soy wax/crayon/oil mixture has been mixed well, carefully pour it into the jar. Pour slowly so you don’t disturb the wick.
- Allow the candle to rest in a cool place for 24 hours. This will allow it to harden.
- Once solid, remove the pencil or clothespin. Cut the wick down to about 1/4 inch length.
Whenever making or using a Mason jar candle, always use precautions. Wax will be hot and should only be handled by adults. Do not leave candles burning unattended and always trim wicks for best results and safer burning.
If you love making candles, you might want to check out this DIY soy candle tutorial using lavender and mint.
Ellen is a busy mom of a 22-year-old son and 27-year-old daughter. She owns 5 blogs and is addicted to social media. She believes that it doesn’t have to be difficult to lead a healthy life. She shares simple healthy living tips to show busy women how to lead fulfilling lives. If you’d like to work together, email firstname.lastname@example.org to chat.