So much like soap making, candle making is a way to explore your creative side. You can use the same essential oils and buy a pack of crayons to color your wax! My crafting pal Alex and I went around the house and gathered tin cans, little jars, tiny bowls and essentially anything that was water tight. Do a test first! Fill your vessel with water, place on a paper towel and make sure there's no leaking. We learned this the hard way.
- Wax (you can buy them in blocks, flakes, or even melt down old candles!)
- wax melter (don't use your pots from your kitchen unless you're ready to only use them for candle making)
- candle wicks
- hot glue
- tins, cups, jars, etc
- essential oil
- to-go chopsticks or skewers
- Put a dab of hot glue onto the bottom of the disk connected to the wick. Affix it to your vessel.
- Prep your wick and vessel by stabilizing with a pair of chopsticks. This will keep your wax centered while it hardens.
- Melt wax in your melting canister. Stir every now and again until thoroughly melted. Add your crayons at this time to color your wax.
- Once melted, take it of the heat and stir in your essential oils. We found around 20 drops of oil in a large batch did the trick.
- Carefully poor the wax into your vessel.
- Cool until your wax hardens.
- Trim your wick to a 1/4" before any burning and enjoy!