DIY Candles


T'is the season for many things, but mostly candles. Many thanks to Amy for letting me go a little wax crazy in her humble abode. Sorry for the spillage. Also the small fire.
You da best.  

SUPPLIES:

  1. A bag of paraffin wax (I bought mine from Michaels!
  2. Candle pouring pot & glass bowl to fit inside
  3. Medium sized wicks 
  4. Pencils/pens to hold the wicks
  5. Ladle
  6. Scent oil of your choice (optional)
  7. Mason jars



ADD YOUR WICKS
Alright, let's get crackin'. Some wicks are packaged looking a little wild or crooked, run your fingers along the wick to smooth it out. Simple as that. Then drop your wick into your jar and centre it as best you can. 

WICK HOLDERS

Next up, the wick holders. Amy and I just used some pencils and pens laying around the house, and tied the wick around them. Do your best to balance your wick right in the centre of the jar, otherwise it will be crooked once the wax is set. Ain't nobody got time for a crooked wick. 

MELT THE WAX

Now the best part! Melting your wax! There are many different ways to do this… so here is my simplified version: start by keeping your pot of water on a high heat, with a glass bowl to fit inside for the wax to melt in. Stir and stir until all your wax melts down. White wax will look slightly yellow once melted. This is a-okay.


CAnDLE  SCENT

 We chose to use a peppermint, orange and cinnamon essential oil. Make sure you use something you don't mind sniffin' all week/month/year long.
The typical fragrance ratio is 1 ounce of essential oil to 1 pound of wax.


POURING YOUR CANDLE

I'm sure there's many ways you could go about this. We used a ladle to scoop the wax to pour into our mason jars. It's a bit messy, but gets the job done.

Voila! You're a pro. You go Glen Coco.
L


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