Make: DIY Scented Candles

Let me share with you one of the things I’ve been doing these past few days. It’s no other than DIY scented candles. So if you’re looking for an easy-to-follow instruction¬†in candle making, well let me share to you this article.

I had never made scented candles, or any candles, for that matter, before I started this project. And I’m not going to lie, it was a learning curve. But I’m so happy with the results and I was surprised by the lack of mess. I was imagining having to explain to my husband that the wax on the granite really was there to stay, but it just wiped right off with a warm damp cloth.

Making candles also worked out cheaper than buying scented candles. Although the upfront costs are higher than one scented candle I made 12 candles and still have half a bag of wax, loads of essential oils and a tonne of wicks left. They make great gifts and would be awesome wedding favours. They’re also fairly quick to make once you’ve worked out how to do it.

I spent quite a bit of time researching wax and discovered that soy wax is not only natural and nasty-chemical free, it’s also the best wax for using with essential oils. I decided to use essential oils rather than a synthetic fragrance oil (which have a stronger scent) because I wanted something very natural and not too over powering.

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