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 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 in strawberry, lemon verbena, coconut lime or lavender to receive free herbs (herbs type will be selected by I Just Wanna Do Crafts.)