I have had a lifelong obsession with scented candles. Whilst most people associate the glow of a candle with winter – warming scents for dreary, cold nights. I love using candles seasonally. For me, they also make the perfect (and cost-effective) gift. You’ll have to spend about £20.00 on supplies, but you’ll end up with around ten candles, so after your initial spending, you’re pretty much set.
So, to make your candles, you’ll need a couple of supplies:
- Soy wax – I love this one from Amazon, it melts quickly, absorbs scents and is much better quality than cheap wax.
- Amber glass candle jar – I love these jars, they’re great for candles, as well as homemade beauty products.
- Wicks – These ones burn nicely and don’t smoke, you’ll also need some glue dots to hold them in place.
You’ll also need your scent. Soy candles work best with essential oils, I tend to head down to Healthy Spirit in Didsbury Village because I prefer to try the scents before I buy. That said, Amazon has a great selection. To get you started, Vanilla is your best bet. If you like Lush products, I’d recommend purchasing some Rose oil, you’ll end up with a dupe of the Rose Jam shower gel.
So, on to the practical stuff: