Creating scented candles at home has come a hobby and therapeutic activity for many. You will find many way to create your own scented candle. Here is a brief outline to successfully make your own wax lights!
The ingredients and items needed in preparation are as follows:
- Chopsticks or skewers
- Non-toxic crayons
- Fragrance or essential oils
- Containers for candles
- Wax flakes
- Pre waxed candle wax
- Glass container
- Keep your children and pets away when making custom candles.
- Don’t leave the wax unattended as it is flammable.
Wash your glass container with some dishwashing liquid. Make sure that there are no stains on the container. Thoroughly dry the glass container.
Using a metal piece drop the candle wick straight down into the bottom of the container. Using your chopsticks or skewers hold the wicks up straight. Using your tape, keep the chopsticks or skewers in place.
Measure out the amount of candle wax that you required to fill out your container. Make sure you know the capacity of the container because you have to use two times the amount of flaxes.
Fill your pot up halfway with water. Place the measured wax in another glass container and put it into the pot. Makes sure that water wont spill when you place it in the pot. Keep the flame on medium-high flame and stir the content occasionally using a metal spoon.
This is an optional step. If you are trying to make memorial candles for weddings you should move on to step six. If you want to colour up your candles, this is the time you can do so! Use one eighth of your non-toxic crayon, add it into the measure wax. You can even add a little of bit food
colouring to make it more pronounced. The colour might be very prominent however, it will turn milky as the wax dries up.
Once the wax is coloured and completely melted, remove it from the stove. Use 10 drops of fragrance or essential oils per pound. This will produce a moderately scented candle.
Make sure that your glass container with the wick is placed in a place where it won’t be moved around for the next few hours. Slowly pour in the scented and coloured wax mixture.
Allow the room temperature to cool the wax for a minimum of four hours. This prevents cracks in the wax when drying. And there you have it! Your homemade scented candle to go!