Heat Up Your Love Life With This DIY Romantic Candle Recipe

You know that woman in basically every awkward or corny chick flick that has the flirting skills of a ten-year-old boy? I am that lady. That person is me.  

Putting your flirting game face on is a challenge, especially when you don’t even know the rules let alone what game you’re playing. But hey, the classic moves are always a good starting point, right? Movies, flowers, candles… ya know, the real classic and timeless stuff. While I’ve been told I have mediocre movie taste, and I know next to nothing about keeping plants alive, I can help you out with candles— toxin-free, DIY, romantic candles at that!

This DIY candle recipe is the secret to creating love candles that work wonders on both the love and the smells in the air. With a little bit of toxin-free wax and some romantic essential oils, you can whip together a DIY candle that kindles your inner flirtatious confidence. So go get ‘em, tiger; this natural love candle’s got your back

What I Love About This Sensual Candle Recipe

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I love candles, and I do not love flirting. This recipe uses my interest in candles to make me dislike setting the mood less. It’s a happy, fun, creative candle compromise.  

What’s in This Natural Love Candle?

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Soy Wax

Soy wax serves as a natural alternative to the toxin-laden wax options found in several mainstream candles. This wax is also easy to work with, has a longer burn time, and cuts down on burning emissions[i]. Unnatural chemicals or a wax that works better…yup, that sound like a pretty easy decision to me


Beeswax also allows your candle to burn toxin free. This ingredient can literally brighten up your love life as beeswax emits a long-lasting light that’s quite similar to the spectrum of sunlight. On top of this, its melting point and density will keep dripping to a minimum and hold your DIY love candle true to shape in light of how soft soy wax and coconut oil can be. 

Coconut Oil

You’ll add some solid coconut oil to your love candle recipe for consistency’s sake. Candles made solely with soy wax sometimes have awkward wet-looking and frosty patches. With the help of a little coconut oil, your candle will have an even, creamy appearance. This recipe’s beeswax will prevent your coconut oil from making your candle too soft though, in case you were worried!

Love Essential Oil Blend

Hey, we all need a romantic confidence booster sometimes. That’s why Love Essential Oil Blend was carefully created to increase your romantic feelings. Its soft aroma radiates affection and has a sweet way of lingering in the air. Ooh la la is right. 

Cotton Candle Wick

In order for your candle to create that special spark, you’ll need a dependable wick. Guess what? The November Recipe Box includes a cotton wick for this recipe, so there’s no need to look for one on our own! 

Narrow Jar

Do you have some old glass jars laying around the house? Give those guys a purpose. Small, 2-3 oz narrow jars allow your love candle to burn best. P.S. I recommend any dollar store or thrift shop if you can’t find anything at home! 

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Things to Remember While Using Your Natural Candle Recipe

This recipe is generally safe to use if you have sensitive skin. 

The Love Candle is generally safe to use around children over the age of 10. 

Using this recipe is generally safe to use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Consult your doctor prior to use. 

Avoid using this candle around cats as its oils may be irritating. For more information on using essential oils with cats, check out this blog post.

This candle is not recommended for use around dogs as its oils may be irritating. For more information on using essential oils with dogs, check out this blog post

Never ingest any essential oil, even if it’s generally regarded as safe. 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.

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease.

Love Candle Recipe

Heat Up Your Love Life with This DIY Romantic Candle Recipe


  • 1.5 oz soy wax

  • 1/2 Tbsp beeswax

  • ½ Tbsp coconut oil (solid)

  • 30 drops Love Essential Oil Blend

  • Cotton candle wick 

  • 2-3 oz narrow jar (approx. 1-inch diameter works well) or mold


  • In a double boiler melt soy wax, beeswax, and coconut oil together. 
  • Once the mixture has just melted, remove from heat. Add essential oils and stir to mix.
  • Place candle wick in the center of the jar or mold. Pour in wax while propping wick upright. If necessary lay pencils (or something similar) across the top of the candle to keep the wick centered. Allow to cool.  
  • To use, light candle. Burn within sight; keep away from small children, pets and flammable surfaces. Approximate burn time 5-7 hours (when made in a narrow jar). 

Plan a Fun Date Night! 

When was the last time you went on a fun date? This candle can spice up any picnic, dinner, or movie night. If you have a creative date idea, we’d love to hear about it on social media with @fromsimplyearth and in the comments below!

To learn more about how to use essential oils, check out our Simply Earth Essential Oil Recipe Box. When you subscribe, we’ll ship you a monthly supply of four 100% pure essential oils, six natural recipes like this love candle recipe, and all the quality ingredients you’ll need to make your own wonderful products for just $44.99/month. All of these goodies have over a $100 dollar value, plus we’ll give you a FREE Big Bonus Box when you subscribe. 

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[i] Combustion characteristics of candles made from hydrogenated soybean oil