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DIY DIY Bougie Candles

How To DIY Your Own Luxury Candles This Fall

September 28, 2023 at 7:17 PM PST

As we fully ease into fall, the flickering flame of a candle becomes synonymous with warmth, comfort, and relaxation. Candles are essential for creating a cozy and inviting vibe, transforming spaces into serene sanctuaries. For candle lovers who also crave luxury, a ‘bougie’ candle perfectly embodies individual style and luxury. Creating a DIY bougie statement candle is an artistic expression and reflection of your aesthetic preferences. DIY bougie candles infuse your space with a unique blend of aroma, light, and lavish style.

High-Quality Wax

Start your DIY bougie candle-making journey by selecting a high-quality wax like soy or beeswax. This ensures a clean, soot-free burn. Quality is a non-negotiable when making a statement candle. Think of the wax as the canvas on which you’ll paint your masterpiece. Starting with a high-quality base guarantees a premium product.

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Essential Oils

The next items you should invest in are high-quality, aromatic essential oils. Lavender, eucalyptus, and citrus scents are timeless choices that will invigorate your senses and revitalize your living space. Add a few drops of your favorite essential oils mixed into the melted wax to transform the ambiance of a room, allowing you to personalize your sensory experience.

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Photo Credit: Anna Shvets

Stylish Mold

Choose a unique and stylish mold if you want your candle to have a distinct shape. Look for molds with unconventional shapes or intricate designs to create a candle that doubles as a piece of art. This is your chance to customize your candle to reflect your aesthetic.

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Finishing Touches

If you want to get fancy, finish your candle with luxurious additions like gold leaf flakes, crystals, or dried flowers to elevate the aesthetic appeal. Place the finishing touches strategically around the wick to showcase them beautifully once the candle is lit. These additions add a layer of opulence to your bougie candle.

DIY Candle
Photo Credit: Anna Shvets

Light it Up

Once your bougie candle is set, it’s time to light it up and let it be the statement piece in your room. Whether placed on a coffee table, mantle, or dining table, your DIY bougie statement candle will add a touch of extravagance to your living space.



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