How To Make A Coffee Candle? Easy Step-by-step Guide

Helen Skeates
Helen Skeates
12 min read

These coffee-scented candles are a must-have if you’re a coffee connoisseur. There are times when you don’t feel like making a cup of coffee, and this is a mild alternative.

How To Make A coffee Candle

You’ll need the following items to make your coffee candles:

All you need are natural candle wicks, an old can, and a saucepan. Soy wax flakes and ground coffee are also required, as is water. Other supplies are wooden spoons and candle-making dye in brown. A pencil is also necessary.

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Method 1: Melt the Wax

Choosing a candle holder, cleaning it, and putting it away are the first steps. The wick should not be added at this point. To get an accurate reading on the amount of wax. Your candle holder will be required.

Set up a double boiler to produce candles. A glass measuring cup or a metal container suitable for boiling water should be placed in a pan. Adding a few inches of water to the pot is all that is needed.

Using a candy thermometer, attach it to the side of the can. Slide the clip over the rim of the can to secure the thermometer in place. Be careful not to touch the can’s bottom when moving the thermometer up and down through the metal band.

Soy wax flakes should be added to the can in Step 4. Wax measurements can be taken with a candle holder. To completely fill your candle holder, you’ll need 1.5 times as much wax flakes as that.

Melt the wax on a high heat setting in step 5. Let it cool down a bit when the water comes to a boil over medium-high heat and the wax begins to melt. Most of the time, it will become transparent or translucent.

Allow the wax to reach a temperature of at least 200 degrees Fahrenheit, or it will start a raging blaze. During this time, be sure to keep an eye on the wax. Look for the flashpoint on the container’s label.

Method 2: Adding Color and Scent

First, add 1 tbsp (5 g) ground coffee to 12 oz (340.2 g). If you intend to use the fragrance oil, make sure to check the label for the oil’s flashpoint. If required, let the coffee cool down to the appropriate temperature.

2 to 3 minutes of cooking time with intermittent stirring is required in Step 2. Keep a close check on the thermometer throughout this time to monitor the temperature. Take a wooden spoon and stir the wax until it reaches about 200 degrees Fahrenheit.

Using brown candle-making coloring, if desired, might help bring out the color. Brown candle dye block, please. Slicing the edge of the block and placing it in the wax is all you need to do.

Stir the wax until it is a consistent hue using a wooden spoon, skewer, or craft stick. Add more slivers of dye if necessary to achieve the desired color. Candle color can go a long way with only a little dab!

If desired, you can apply a little additional aroma to this step. Coffee, like lattes, is available in a wide range of flavors. In order to make your candle smell like flavored coffee, simply add a few drops of essential oil or candlemaking fragrance oil. To begin, add a few drops of your preferred fragrance to a little amount of water.

Method 3: The Wax is poured and cooled

Start by allowing 100 degrees Fahrenheit wax to cool. Be on the lookout for a decline in temperature and keep an eye on your thermometer attached to the can’s side. Once the wax has cooled to 100 degrees Fahrenheit, you need to take action quickly.

Step 2: Place a tabbed wick in your candle holder. If the wick is lower than the candle holder, the candle will not burn properly. Apply double-sided tape or a drop of super glue to the tab’s bottom.

Tuck the wick into the bottom of the candle holder by pressing the tab on the bottom of the holder.

A tabbed wick is a pre-cut wick with a metal disk attached to the bottom. You may be able to find it in the candle-making section of a craft store.

Make sure the wick is securely wrapped around a pencil positioned across the candle holder. Wrap the wick around the pencil until it reaches the candle holder’s rim, then remove the pencil. Use tape to keep the pencils organized.

Fill the candle holder three-quarters full of wax. Keep the final quarter for another time. When using a mesh strainer, pour the wax into it and then clean the mesh strainer soon away.

As long as you’re not concerned about the formation of wells, you can pour the entire amount of wax.

Finally, let the wax cool completely before using. The type of wax you used to make the candle is everything. As long as the remaining fourth of wax cools down as well, it’s perfectly OK. In time, you will re-melt.

Method 4: Putting the finishing touches on the candle

The final step in making a coffee scented candle is to reheat the remaining wax. Reheat the remaining quarter of wax in the same manner as before, over a double boiler. Fill the rest of your candle holder with this wax.

A well has formed in the center of the candle, so fill it with wax. Don’t freak out if the wax overflows the well. You’ll be fine as long as it stays in the candle holder.

This time around, it should go faster because you’re using less wax. Remove any wax that has accumulated on the exterior of your candle holder. Use an 18-inch-long wick. In this way, a raging fire can be contained.

After trimming the candle, it’s safe to light it. Keep the burning candle on a heat-resistant surface at all times and never leave it unattended. Make sure that the wick is trimmed to around 18 inches long.

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How do I make a coffee scented candle?

Do not use more than one spoonful of the ground coffee (used or unused). Pour a small layer of molten wax into a cup while holding the wick at a 45-degree angle. When pouring wax, use a funnel to avoid making a mess. Cleaning up wax is a pain. Put on the wax and then put on some coffee.

Is it safe to put coffee grounds in candles?

Whole coffee beans should never be placed near a wick or flame.

In direct sunlight, coffee beans can catch fire. Candles scented with coffee grounds/beans have a wonderful aroma!

Are coffee grounds flammable?

You probably already know that coffee grounds aren’t combustible because they come out of the coffee maker dripping wet. When dry, however, they can be extremely combustible…. In order to avoid mold growth, do not put wet grinds in a clump anywhere.

How do you make coffee wax melts?

Melt the beeswax and coconut oil together in a small bowl in the microwave in 20-second increments, stirring frequently until smooth. Lastly, add the spices (cinnamon and vanilla). Fill each cavity to the brim with the coffee beans, taking care not to overfill. If you choose, you can add a bit more cinnamon on the top.

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A coffee candle is the ultimate in creating a warm and inviting atmosphere. This easy-to-follow tutorial on how to make a coffee candle will fill your home with the aroma of freshly brewed coffee. Get started now!

Helen Skeates

Helen Skeates

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