Candles: DIY and Inspiration


  • Glass candle jar
  • 3 cups of soy wax flakes or double the volume of your candle vessel
  • Lead-free wicks
  • Wood dowel
  • Wyndmere pine needle, orange, forest retreat essential oils (Amazon) or Pre-Mixed
  • Old Sauce Pan
  • Large Pan for double broiler


1. Bring 2 inches of water in a saucepan to simmer. Place soy wax flakes in a slightly smaller saucepan or glass bowl and place over the simmering water in the larger saucepan, creating a double boiler. Stir the flakes every few minutes until completely melted. Once melted, remove the wax from the heat, dip the wick’s metal clip in the wax, and press to the bottom center of the glass candle vessel with a wood dowel. Once the wick is affixed, wrap the top portion of the wick around the wood dowel and rest the wood dowel on the opening of the vessel.
2. Take a few minutes for the wax to cool down and add essential oils
3. Add essential oil drops 100 in total. (65 pine needle drops, 20-25 orange drops, 10-15 forest retreat drops.
4. Pour the scented wax into the vessel and allow it to set for 24 hours in a relatively warm spot away from commotion to avoid cracking in the wax. Once the wax is set, trim to 1/4″ with scissors, and add the printable label.

The Little Market Pine Tree Candle

If you don’t have time to make a candle, consider buying a candle that gives back to others.