These DIY floating candles are the perfect way to light to a romantic dinner!
How do you set the mood for a lovely evening with the person who makes your heart beat faster? Perhaps dimmed lights, soft music playing in the background, a delicious meal, maybe even rose petals strewn throughout the room… What are we missing? Candles, of course! Homemade heart-shaped floating candles are the perfect way to reflect the Tender Flame you hold for your beloved and to create a warm atmosphere for your romantic rendezvous!
So, let’s get started! Grab your molds and ingredients, and then you’re all set to go! You’ll see, this candle recipe is very easy. We had a great time putting it together, and we particularly enjoyed the dancing light these pretty little candles brought to our office.
Now you have everything you need for a charming moment with your lovebird… warmly lit by a Tender Flame!
How to make floating candles
- 109 g (88.4%) white beeswax beads
- One quarter (0.2%) of a red candle colourant chip
- 14 g (11.4%) victorian rose aromatic essence
- 1 wax melting pitcher
- Approximately 45 cm of wick RRD #1
- 5 wick tabs (15 mm x 6 mm x 2.4 mm)
- 1 pair of pliers to close the wick tabs
- 1 small silicone spatula
- 1 scale, accurate to 0.1g
- 2 pipettes
- 1 ramekin
- 1 thermometer
- Heart-shaped silicone molds
Good to know!
For this floating candle recipe, we chose to use white beeswax, because it’s a hard wax that diffuses scents well.
Steps to follow
- Weigh the wax in the pitcher and melt.
- Prepare and prime the wicks.
- Place a quarter of a candle colourant chip in the hot wax. Mix until the colour is homogeneous.
- Weigh the Bengal rose essential oil blend in the ramekin. Wait until the wax has cooled to 50°C before adding the essential oil to the wax. If the wax sets when you add the essential oil, reheat it very gently.
- Allow the wax to cool until a thin film forms on its surface, then pour it into the molds. Place the wicks in the wax.
- Allow your DIY floating candles to harden for 48 hours before using them.
Store your homemade floating candles away from dust and heat, ideally in a closed box.