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Perfume Turned to Poured Perfection: A Masterclass in Making DIY Scented Candles

Welcome to Fragrance Familia's guide on how to turn perfume into a candle, bringing the elegance of your favorite scents into the cozy ambiance of your home. Imagine crafting a candle that rivals the juiciness of our most popular "Juicy Couture Candle" - it's easier than you think!

Step 1: Gather Your Supplies

Firstly, you'll need the following items:

  • Wax (soy or paraffin)
  • Wick
  • Heat-resistant container (for the candle)
  • Double boiler or similar setup
  • Thermometer
  • Perfume (preferably oil-based)
  • Stirring tool

    photo of a woman using supplies to make DIY scented candles at home

Step 2: Melt the Wax

Using a double boiler, gently melt your chosen wax. Monitor the temperature with your thermometer – you'll want it around 185°F (85°C) to properly bind with the perfume.

Step 3: Add Your Favorite Perfume

Once your wax is melted, it's time to turn your chosen perfume into a candle. Slowly stir in the perfume. The amount will depend on the strength of the scent and the wax volume. Typically, a ratio of 1 ounce of perfume per pound of wax works well. Remember, a little goes a long way!

Step 4: Secure the Wick

While the wax cools to about 135°F (57°C), place your wick in the center of your heat-resistant container. You can secure it in place with a bit of melted wax.

photo of a woman using an object to secure a wick within a homemade candle

Step 5: Pour and Cool

Carefully pour the scented wax into your container. Allow it to cool and set, avoiding any disturbance to achieve a smooth finish.

Step 6: Trim the Wick and Enjoy

Once completely cool, trim the wick to about ¼ inch. Light it up and let the bespoke aroma fill your space.

Why Choose Fragrance Familia for Your Perfume Needs?

As you dive into making scented candles at home, you might find yourself exploring new scents to transform. That's where Fragrance Familia shines. As one of the top perfume discount websites, we offer an extensive range of scents, including a luxurious cologne collection. Our selection ensures you'll find the perfect fragrance for your next DIY candle project.

Have you ever tried making your own DIY scented candle at home from a perfume you love and enjoy? Please share the experience with us in the comments!

1 comment

I broke a bottle of my favourite perfume and I was able to save it and my money by turning it into a candle with zero waste! Thank you


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