Whether you like white tea, green tea, or black tea, here's how to turn your favorite blend into a stress-relieving, aromatic candle. 

Updated April 19, 2017
diy tea scented candle

This idea comes from our friend Anusha Rajeswaran of Fish & Bull. If you're looking for more ideas, scroll through our entire collection of Candles and Candlemaking.


What you need


How to do it

Part 1

Step 1

Place wax chips in a heatproof glass measuring cup. Heat in microwave for 30 seconds; stir. Repeat until completely melted. (Tip: Use a thermometer to ensure the temperature of the melting wax does not reach flash point or it will be highly flammable.)

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Step 2

Attach a wood wick to metal tab; dip tab in melted wax and center at bottom of a glass jar.

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Step 3

Heat 1 tablespoon oil on a stovetop and steep the tea bags until the oil is scented. Stir in a few drops of essential oil if you want to boost the scent. (Tip: We used lavender and chamomile tea bags, stirred with lemon essential oil.)

Step 4

Remove the tea-infused oil and melted wax from the heat, then combine both.

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Step 5

Slowly pour the melted wax into your glass jar. Once the wax has cooled and solidified, trim the wood wick.


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