DIY Scentsy Candle

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I am so excited to learn this DIY Scentsy Candle trick from my contributor, Heather, because I am a BIG fan of Scentsy, and have the small plug ins all over my home!

DIY Scentsy Candle

Do you love Scentsy wickless candles?  Don’t let the wax from your Scentsy bars go to waste when they lose their scent.  Create a DIY Scentsy Candle with just a few supplies and easy steps.  I love making beautiful projects with something that would have otherwise been discarded.



DIY Scentsy Candle Collage


Scentsy wax bars that have lost their fragrance

125ml mason jar

wooden dowel

6-8″ candle wick


wick tab (optional)

fragrance oils (optional)

*all candle making supplies including fragrance oils can be found at Michaels*


Cut the candle wick to match the height of the mason jar.  Attach a wick tab to one end of the wick.  Tape the other end of the wick to the center of the dowel.  Place the dowel over the centre of the mason jar.  When your Scentsy wax is ready to be discarded simply pour the melted wax into the mason jar.  Before it cools add a drop of fragrance oil (optional).  As you continue to fill the jar, layers of wax will build up to create a candle.  It will take 2-3 Scentsy wax bars to fill a small sized mason jar.  If you use your Scentsy warmers more often, consider choosing a larger mason jar to create a bigger candle.

DIY Scentsy Candle

This little mason jar candle took me about six months to fill as I only use my Scentsy warmers once a week or so.  I kept the jar in the same place that I store my Scentsy bars for easy filling.  I love how it turned out with the layers of colourful wax.  And it actually smells great too!  If you would like to add more scent to the candle you can purchase fragrance oils from Micheals.  Add the oil to this DIY Scentsy Candle to give it more fragrance or extent the life of your Scentsy wax by adding a drop to the melted wax in your Scentsy warmer.

Edited to add:  be sure to use caution when burning candles.  Always use in a well ventilated area and never leave unattended.

DIY Scentsy Candle

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  1. Kittery says:

    I actually stick the jar in the oven at 350 until all the wax is melted. You can use your fragrance oils at this time to get a more consistent mix. Then the candle is all one solid color! (red. It’s always red.) lol so then, because I don’t have access to a store that sells wicks, I use those tall stick candles and cut them to size and stick them down into the melted wax and let the whole thing cool for a couple hours making sure the candle stays straight. I’ve been doing this for years and love it! I’ve got two on the fireplace mantle now.

    • Kristen Duke says:

      Great tips, thanks so much for sharing!!

  2. This is a great idea, Heather, I love it!

  3. Emily says:

    how fun is this!!! I don”t have a senstsy… but I might have to buy some just for this project ;o) Pinned it!

    • Kristen Duke says:

      Thanks, Emily, I agree, so creative!

  4. Kari says:

    Scentsy was created to be a wickless candle, eliminating the danger of flames. You are not only suggestion people use flames in their home but you are also encouraging something that is not healthy for the environment in your home.

    • TAMMY says:

      Well said Kari…
      If the scent is gone why would you try to make a candle out of it????
      Hope your house burns down!

      • Kristen Duke says:

        Tammy, I’d appreciate kindness, I wouldn’t hope my worst enemies house to burn down. To each his own in how they decorate their homes. I think it’s a fabulous idea to recycle wax. As the post suggests, you can add your own scent to the wax. Without a scent, it’s a great emergency preparedness tool.

        • TAMMY says:

          Again DUH thats why flashlights were invented!
          If you don’t want your house to burn down STOP playing with wicks!

        • Kristen,
          I feel I need to apologize for the comments about your house burning down. Seriously un-called for. I am a Scentsy Director & we do not encourage behavior like that. Wishing you all the best.

          • Merle says:

            In response to those who see no need for having candles, I say count your blessings! The afternoon before Katrina, I had to rehang the wicks in candles I had used on warmers, because there were none to be had in the stores. Flashlight batteries were harder to find than candles after the storm.

      • Melanie Montgomery says:

        That’s a terrible thing to say! Have you ever been in a House Fire??? I really hope you never ever experience that feeling of fear for yourself and your families lives. Terrible Terrible thing to say.

  5. Jude says:

    I think that Kari and Tammy should take care of their own lives and stop being rude. Didn’t anyone ever teach you not to be ill-mannered? A 4 year old knows not to talk to another person this way! How immature!! If you don’t like Kristen’s ideas, then go somewhere else….try Martha Stewart’s website and see how far you get with your childish comments! Keep up the good work Kristen and don’t pay any attention to these two ignorant, jealous people.

  6. Ashley Adams says:

    Hi Kristen,

    I love this idea. Your candle turned out really nice. I love the idea of being able to recycle the old wax also.

    I was just curious, have you ever made one of these candles with regular wax melts that have not lost their scent? I have never made a candle out of wax melts before, so I didn’t know if the candles would burn properly or how much scent they would put off. Do you think you could use scented wax melts in replacement of regular candle wax + candle wax fragrance when making scented candles?

  7. LK says:

    This is a great idea! Thanks so much Kristen!

    I’ve only seen ideas for fire starters with leftover wax melts and since we only burn in our fire pit two to three times max a year, I have no use for those!

    We love both candles and wax melts in our home, especially when a flame can dull out a musty scent much faster than a melt.

    For those saying that burning the wax is bad for you, I feel the environmental impact by throwing it away is just as harmful. When you throw the Scentsy wax into the trash it’s just another petroleum byproduct going to the dump! Might as well get double use from it! Yay upcycling! Now that’s really being environmentally conscious!

  8. Tammy B. says:

    Great idea! We use a wax burner at work. I’ve been saving the used melts to make candles. Thank you for the confirmation that it works.

  9. Linda says:

    I would never wish someone home to burn shame on yall. God doesnt like UGLY! Ya’ll need to ask him for forgiveness. I use scentsy in warmers and have been using the wax in candles with no problems its all in where you put them.