Synergies | Recipes - Citronella Outdoor Candle
- Citronella essential oil (Cymbopogon nardus) - 60 drops
- Lavender essential oil (Lavandula angustifolia) - 30 drops
- Soy wax flakes - 1 lb
- Candle wicks - 2
- Sweet almond oil (Prunus dulcis) - 1 tbsp
Mixing Instructions: Melt the soy wax flakes in a double boiler over medium heat. Once melted, remove from heat and let it cool for a few minutes. Add the citronella and lavender essential oils, along with the sweet almond oil, and mix well. Place the candle wicks in the center of two candle jars, pour the wax mixture into the jars, and let it cool and harden completely.
Undiluted essential oils can be added pure, drop by drop, directly into your special diffuser as per manufacturer or recipe directions. Always wash your hands thoroughly with a soft soap after manipulating essential oils. Avoid contact with eyes and mucous membrane. Keep your diffuser (and its cords) away from the reach of children and pets. See safety uses page.
But, applying 100% pure, undiluted oils directly to the skin may cause irritation or adverse reactions. It is crucial therefore, to always dilute 100% pure essential oils with an adequate carrier for and before any skin contact uses.
To conduct a patch test: dilute a small amount of the essential oil in a carrier oil and apply it to a small area of your skin. Wait for 24 hours to observe any signs of redness, itching, or irritation.
If you experience any adverse reactions, discontinue use immediately and consult a healthcare professional. Remember, essential oils are highly concentrated plant extracts and should be used with caution to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience.