Recently, I made some more candles for my Winter Solstice/Holiday gifts. The hope to assemble some boxes for the people close to my in my life of handmade gifts. I wanted to share you my DIY Candles, and I hope you like it!
Materials for DIY Candles
For the materials you will need:
- 9 pound bag of Soy Wax
- 8 Glass holders of your own choice ( got these from the dollar store)
- 6 Wicks with clips
- 1 Lavender fragrance & 25 drops of lavender essential oil
- 1 Tacky Wax
- 8 Woodsies Dowels
- Top Grade Candle Making Pitcher
- Candlemaking Thermometer
DIY Lavender Candles
Step 1: Melting the Wax
First, I melted the wax by placing the candle-making pitcher in a pot filled with water.
I then placed the thermometer in the wax to see if it had reached 150 degrees Fahrenheit/66 Celcius. This is the temperature where you may add your fragrance. It needs to be below 200 degrees F/93 C but not lower than 150 so that the fragrance can bond. If it’s too cold it won’t bond, and too hot will burn it all away.
Step 2: Add Fragrance
As mentioned you would add the fragrance at about 150 degrees/66 C, I then also added 25 drops of lavender essential oil that I had around the house. I took the pitcher off of the heat source and mixed in the leaves.
From there I simply poured everything in the votives after using the tacky to glue down the wicks with clips and the woodsies dowels to hold the wick in place.
**Wait for the wax to cool a bit (to 120 degrees/48 C) before pouring**
Step 3: Wait Overnight to Dry/ Adding More Leaves
Next step for your DIY candles is to wait for them to dry. I added more leaves while they were drying because it seems some were sticking down at the bottom. I would also give the candles a stir just to get the wax to dry uniformly in the votive.