Citrus Candle Recipe with Grapefruit Essential Oil

Summertime is here, and we all want to find little ways to enjoy the season from home. Luckily, this Citrus Candle Recipe is the perfect solution. With the refreshing and invigorating aroma of Grapefruit Essential Oil, it’s the perfect way to bring a little bit of vacation into your everyday life. Not only does this candle have a beautiful scent, but it also has numerous benefits. So why not give this citrus candle recipe a try and make this summer season even more special from the comfort of your own home!

Benefits of Citrus Candles

Citrus candles are a fantastic addition to any home due to their amazing aroma. The scent is fresh and invigorating, and can instantly uplift your mood. Not only do they smell great, but citrus candles are also known for their ability to enhance focus. Whether you need to tackle a challenging work project or study for an exam, lighting a citrus candle can help you stay on task. If you experience nausea, these candles can also provide a soothing effect. Overall, citrus candles are an excellent choice for anyone looking to create a positive and energizing environment in their home.

What’s in This Citrus Candle Recipe?

Simply Earth Candle-Making Kit

Introducing the Simply Earth Candle Making Kit, the perfect addition to any candle-lover’s collection! With a focus on natural and sustainable ingredients, this kit contains all the necessities for making your very own candles. The soy wax is derived from plants, ensuring a cleaner burn than traditional paraffin wax, and the cotton wicks create a smooth, even flame. With the bonus of wick stickers, candle-making has never been easier!

Grapefruit Essential Oil

If you’re a fan of deliciously vibrant and refreshing scents, then this citrus candle recipe is definitely for you! Infused with invigorating Grapefruit Essential Oil, this candle will give the space a light citrusy aroma. Not only does the oil produce a bright citrus scent, but it also has the added ability to naturally deodorize your living space.

Things to Remember When Using This Oil

Always dilute an essential oil when using it on the skin. This essential oil recipe is unlikely to cause skin irritation when diluted properly. If the oil has been oxidized (left with the cap off for long periods of time) it is more likely to cause skin irritation. Check out this dilution chart for diluting this essential oil properly. 

If you are pregnant, consult your doctor prior to use.

This recipe is safe to use with kids aged 2+.

For more information on using essential oils with cats, check out this blog post

This essential oil recipe is generally safe to use around dogs. For more information on using essential oils with dogs, check out this blog post

We don’t recommend ingesting essential oils unless under the direction of a doctor certified in aromatherapy. For more information on why we don’t ingest essential oils check out this blog post

*Please note: This post is a compilation of suggestions made by those that have extensively used essential oils and has not been verified scientifically with clinical tests nor reviewed by medical experts. It is anecdotal information and should be treated as such. For serious medical concerns, please consult your doctor. The statements given in this blog post have not been verified by the FDA

Citrus Candle Recipe

Citrus Candle Recipe

Time: 5 minutes + cool time
Est. Shelf Life: 2 years
Yield: 1oz candle


  • From Your Box
  • 1 Candle Making Kit

  • Wick centering tool

  • 15 drops Grapefruit Essential Oil 

  • From Your Home
  • 1oz jar or other candle vessel


  • Open candlemaking kit, remove wick and wick sticker.
  • Place wick sticker on the bottom metal part of the wick. Stick the wick to the bottom of your candle jar.
  • Place opened bag in microwave. Microwave on high for 2 minutes. If wax isn’t melted, keep microwaving at 30-second intervals until completely melted.
  • Add essential oils and stir.
  • Pour melted wax into your candle jar, taking care to not let any of the hot wax touch your skin.
  • Thread the wick-centering tool through the wick and place the tool on top of the jar to keep wick centered. Allow wax to totally harden. 
  • Once wax is cool, trim wick to about ¼”. Burn within sight. Keep away from flammables. Keep away from children and pets.

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