DIY Mason Jar Candles

I’m so excited to share how to make this Mason Jar Candle infused with essential oils!  They’re quick, super easy to make, and a great homemade gift idea that’s perfect for  Valentine’s Day, birthdays, Mother’s Day, and more.

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Cotton Candle Wick 6″
Natural Soy Wax candle melts
Glue Dots Double-Sided
Double Boiler or Pouring Pot
Premium Grade Essential Oil Of Your Choice
 Mason Jar (I used Pint-Sized)
Candle Wick Holder



Step 1:  Apply the glue dots to the bottom of the mason jar and stick the metal bases of the wicks to the glue dot.  You could also use a heat gun and hot glue instead of glue dots. Use a wick holder/stabilizer to hold the wick in place in the center.

TIP: Run your fingers along the wick to smooth it out if it is crooked before inserting it into the mason jar.

Measuring Tip:

I measured how much water fits into my mason jar and melted the wax-based on that.  The mason jar holds almost 2 cups of water which equals 16 oz or 1 pound.

Step 2

Place 2 cups of soy wax flakes into a heat-resistant container. (I used a new empty  paint container from home depot, much cheaper than a pouring pot) Using the double boiler method (hot water in the pot), melt the wax stirring very gently until the wax is completely dissolved into a liquid.  Your pour temp should be between 165 and 185 degrees F .  You can check the temperature using a candy thermometer.

This is my setup


Step 3: Add fragrance oil into the melted wax when you reach a temperature between 165 and 185 and stir gently.  I Added 2 fl. ounces of essential oil and it was perfect, not overpowering.

Step 4: Pour the melted wax into the mason jar. To keep the wicks in place I found an easy way of using chopsticks and clothespins but a wick holder might be easier. (Listed in supply list)

TIP: Try to balance your wick right in the center of the jar, otherwise it will be crooked once the wax is set.

Step 5

Allow to harden for at least  24 and then trim the wicks


These mason jar candles will make your home feel so cozy especially on a cold winter’s day. The scent of the essential oils is divine!

You should get about 16 hours of burn time.


If you loved this mason jar candle tutorial, you might enjoy my candle in a dough bowl.
Wrap it in a bow and they make the most beautiful gifts.


Thank you so much for stopping in today!


*Candles should never be left unattended or burned near flammable objects. Candles should always be kept on a level, fire-resistant surface.


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