Floating aromatherapy heart candles for wedding favors, copyright Sharon Falsetto, all rights reserved
Floating aromatherapy heart candles for wedding favors, copyright Sharon Falsetto, all rights reserved

As mentioned in Monday’s post, January is wedding month here at Sedona Aromatherapie!  So, on that theme, today’s post will give a sneak peek at how to make aromatherapy candle favors for a wedding or a party.  Of course, it is much more complex than this post allows, but it will give you an idea of how we create aromatherapy candle favors for brides and parties – and give you some food for thought if you want to make your own!

If you are a bride looking for some unique ideas with scents for your wedding day, please visit our wedding section to learn more – or contact me for a custom quote!  Throughout January, we are offering 10% off all wedding favors, gifts and services PLUS free shipping on all custom made wedding favor orders!

Popular Scents for Wedding and Party Favors

What is a wedding or a party without candles?  Or scent for that matter? Candles for weddings and parties can contain a variety of different scents, depending on the atmosphere that you are trying to create.  However, these are some of the most popular scents that are great to create a romantic theme for your wedding; I only use pure essential oils in wedding and party candles, as fragrance oils do not possess the same therapeutic properties:

  • ylang ylang (Cananga odorata)
  • sweet orange (Citrus sinensis)
  • rose (Rosa damascena)
  • lavender (Lavandula angustifolia)
  • cypress (Cupressus sempervirens)
  • patchouli (Pogostemon cablin)
  • neroli (Citrus aurantium var. amara).

The above list is just an inspiration list for you, as the combination of these and various and other essential oils can create no end of aromatherapy blends for your wedding or party!  It takes practice, and knowledge, to appreciate the subtle differences between scents.

Creating an Aromatherapy Candle Favor

Once you get into candle making, you will discover that there are all sorts of candle shapes that you can create!  In addition, you can use a variety of different types of candle waxes.  To create these simple aromatherapy heart candle favors, we used soy wax.  These particular aromatherapy candles are also floating candles so you can use a few of them in a decorative bowl of water as a centerpiece for your party table.  If you want some more ideas on how to do this for your wedding, please contact me!

First, we set up a series of candle making trays and prepare the candle wicks…

Candle making at Sedona Aromatherapie, copyright Sharon Falsetto, all rights reserved
Candle making at Sedona Aromatherapie, copyright Sharon Falsetto, all rights reserved

Then after we have prepared our ingredients and heated it up on the stove, we add in our essential oil blend before pouring the hot wax into the molds….

Aromatherapy candle making at Sedona Aromatherapie, copyright Sharon Falsetto, all rights reserved
Aromatherapy candle making at Sedona Aromatherapie, copyright Sharon Falsetto, all rights reserved

You will see that the wax begins to change as it cools down…

Aromatherapy candle making at Sedona Aromatherapie, copyright Sharon Falsetto, all rights reserved
Aromatherapy candle making at Sedona Aromatherapie, copyright Sharon Falsetto, all rights reserved

Once the wax is hardened, we can take the candles out of the molds…

Aromatherapy candle making, copyright Sharon Falsetto, all rights reserved
Aromatherapy candle making, copyright Sharon Falsetto, all rights reserved

…and then cut the candle wicks down to size…

Aromatherapy candle making, copyright Sharon Falsetto, all rights reserved
Aromatherapy candle making, copyright Sharon Falsetto, all rights reserved

It takes a bit of practice to perfect the process!  We finish up our heart aromatherapy candles for wedding and party favors by packaging them in an organza bag…

Floating aromatherapy heart candles for wedding favors, copyright Sharon Falsetto, all rights reserved
Floating aromatherapy heart candles for wedding favors, copyright Sharon Falsetto, all rights reserved

Of course, it is a little bit more complicated than this post shows, but this gives you an idea of how we create our aromatherapy candle favors – and what you could do to make your own!  For brides, there are a number of additional options that we can add to custom make your wedding or party favor.  You can find out more information about Sedona Aromatherapie candles by visiting the candles section in the webstore.

Interested in starting out and making your own aromatherapy candles but not sure where to start?  Why not try our Votive Candle Making Kit which is one of the easiest ways to get started!  Priced at just $24.95, the kit includes comprehensive written instructions and all the basic materials to get going!  Enjoy!

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