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DIY French Lavender Soy Candle

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Today we’re excited to introduce you to one of our new contributors, Adrienne, from Chic California!  She is beyond adorable and she has an amazing blog!  Be sure and go check out more from her over at Chic California!

First I’ll have her introduce a little about herself:  Hey everyone! I’m an Ohio girl transplanted to California and am enjoying the California lifestyle. I love to write, craft, design and refurbish previously loved furniture. I love the style of California and I hope to share that with you. Chic California is all about sunshine, sand, and the outdoor lifestyle. It’s a little bit Chic, a little bit Shabby, and little bit Surfer all rolled into one.

DIY French Lavender Soy Candle

I’m so happy to be sharing with you here today. I love a scented candle and lavender is one of my favorites.  It really is a relaxing and de-stressing fragrance. It reminds me of the time I was running through the lavender fields in Provence in the South of France.

lavender field(Pinterest)

Wait! What? I have never been to the South of France?! Well, even if I can’t get to the South of France I can still fill my home with the fragrance of Provence with this French Lavender Candle. It’s a super easy DIY project and you will love these little candles in your home too. They make great hostess gifts or shower favors as well.


Here’s What You’ll Need

1 lb. of Soy Candle Wax available at most craft stores

12 Short Candle Wicks

Lavender Essential Oil

12-4 oz Jelly Jars


Here’s How to Do it

First, melt your wax in a microwave safe bowl until it becomes a liquid. About 3 minutes will do it. 

soy wax flakes 

Once your wax is fully melted, add about 30-40 drops of lavender essential oil. 

Lavender Essential Oil


Next, dip the base of your wick in the melted soy wax and “glue” the wick to the bottom of the jar. Then add a little bit of wax to cover the base of the wick and allow to harden. This will keep your wick from floating around on you when you pour in the rest of the wax.

wick in candle


Allow the wick to set and the wax to harden before you add the rest of your wax.

soy wax setting up 

Fill the rest of the jar with the melted soy wax and allow the wax to harden. It will take a few hours. When the wax is fully set you can trim your wick with scissors. And your candles will be ready to go!



If you are going to be gifting your candles, pretty wrapping is a must! I added a cupcake wrapper, some baker’s twine, a few sprigs of dried lavender and a tag to complete the package.

finished lavender candle 

This is a great Saturday afternoon craft. I hope when you light your candle and your room fills with the calm of lavender, you feel like you are being whisked away to the South of France too.  

top of candle


French Lavender Soy Candle

 Check out more from me over at my blog, Chic California!  


Previous author of Over the Big Moon. I shared my passion for home and family life! I love graphic design, DIY projects, cooking, and working in my garden! My favorite role is taking care of my husband and our 3 amazing and busy boys!

Comments (2)

  • Pam from Over the Big Moon

    I can’t wait to try these – I can almost smell the lavender just thinking about them! Thanks lady – we’re so excited to have you on as a contributor!!

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