Scents of the Season: Make Your Own Holiday Candles

Skip the overly fragrant, store-bought candles and make your own for just a few bucks.

DIY Essential Oil Candles

DIY Essential Oil Candles

Skip the overly fragrant, store-bought candles and easily make your own for just a few bucks.

Photo by: Jason Kisner

Jason Kisner

It’s Handmade Holidays week on I Heart HGTV! All week long, we’re sharing our favorite DIY gift ideas for groups, from BFFs to coworkers to extended family. Plus, we’ll share our favorite gift-wrap tricks.

Gift-giving is not always easy on the wallet if you have a lot of people to buy for. But there are countless DIY gift ideas that will save you money and also earn the approval of your friends and family.

These essential oil candles, for example, can be made in a day and make perfect gifts for just about anyone on your list:

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Create your own holiday candles with these three scents of the season.

What's so great about essential oils is that they are quite beneficial to our well-being, including reducing stress, anxiety and more. When choosing your essential oils, know which ones blend together well. Let this guide help you select your scents.

And once your candles are ready to be wrapped, personalize each candle with twine, ribbon and a gift tag. Now you're ready to tackle the mass amount of holiday gatherings and parties coming your way.

DIY Essential Oil Candles

DIY Essential Oil Candles

Easy and budget-friendly, these DIY candles make perfect gifts for co-workers, friends and family.

Photo by: Jason Kisner

Jason Kisner

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