Adding herbs to a scented candle can also be used as part of aromatherapy. Just in time for gardening season, I Just Wanna Do Crafts is recommending multiple herbs to add to your candle. The following herbs and flowers are great for using with candles to harness their aroma-therapeutic benefits:
- Lavender – One of the most popular choices of dried herbs for candles, lavender elicits calmness and reduces anxiety. Use crushed dried lavender to scent candles and dry flower buds for decoration.
- Chamomile – With its daisy-like flower, chamomile imparts both aroma and decorative value to candle making. Harvest chamomile flowers midday when they are fully open, but after the dew has dried.
- Lemon Verbena – This lemon-scented perennial shrub is so aromatic it releases a fresh citrus scent every time its leaves are touched. Harvest and dry lemon verbena leaves individually on screens.
- Yarrow - This herb has a sweet, herbaceous scent and is a great anti-inflammatory that also fights colds.
- Rose Petals - Rose petals contain powerful antioxidants and the smell evokes feelings of love, warmth and positivity. Keep the spark alive with a rose petal candle and turn any dinner into a romantic candlelit dinner.
When using herbs for candle making:
- Purchase a tea cup candle from the I Just Wanna Do Crafts Gift Shop.
- Thoroughly dry your fresh herbs/plant material.
- Finely chop or lightly crush the herbs to help release their fragrance.
- Light the candle and let it burn for about 20 minutes.
- Sprinkle the finely chopped herbs onto the candle.
- Store any leftover dried herbs in a resealable storage bag for another use.
While supplies last, I Just Wanna Do Crafts is offering FREE HERBS with purchase of our tea cup candles.
(Note: You must purchase our luxurious tea cup candles (lemon verbena, coconut lime or lavender), pink tea cup candle or heart shaped tea cup candle to receive free herbs. Herbs type will be selected by I Just Wanna Do Crafts.).
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