Create a beautiful herb infused candle!

Bring the outside in using fresh herbs and flowers in this soothing homemade candle. This quick and easy craft idea will take you no time at all and soon you'll be able to sit back and enjoy the sense of calm from your brand new candle - these are also perfect homemade gifts for family and friends, especially if you're on a budget!

What you will need

  • White candle, chopped into small pieces
  • Heat-resistant glass bowl
  • 5 drops of Rosemary pure essential oil - we used one from Holland and Barrett
  • Sprigs of rosemary, sage and thyme
  • Flowers from the garden
  • Clip top spice jar - ours is from Lakeland
  • Pre-waxed wick assemblies for soya wax - you can get these from Hobbycraft

What to do

  1. Heat a saucepan of water until simmering
  2. Put the candle pieces in a glass bowl, then place the bowl over the saucepan. Keep stirring until the candle has melted, then stir in the rosemary oil
  3. Arrange the herb springs and flowers in the glass jar
  4. Add the wick, ensuring that it is in a central position
  5. Pour in the melted wax and leave to set

Top tip!

  • You can also melt the candle pieces in the microwave, simply heat for 3-4 minutes but make sure you check it at regular intervals
  • Plus, why not try other scented candles using different essential oils? Try Lavender to soothe, Ginger to energise you or Pine for a fresh outside smell in your home. Find more inspiration for your soothing smellies here