How To Do Homemade Candles

Candle Making
This is a very basic homemade candles guide. Scented candles are easy — and cheap! — to make. You can get all the materials online, or at your local craft store, and you can buy candle fragrances online, too, in small or large batches.

Materials

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  • Heat-resistant pouring pitcher
  • Old saucepan
  • Canning jars
  • Cooking thermometer
  • Soy wax flakes
  • Candle wicks
  • Fragrance or essential oils
  • clothespins (to hold wicks in place)

I used some jam jars I was going to throw away. As for the rest, I bought everything online on AliExpress.

I bought 60pcs of candle wicks and stickers for €2,95. The cooking thermometer cost €1,34. The pitcher – in this case, a wax melting pot 400ml was €7,98. Finally, 200g of pure soy wax flakes were €4,10. In total, I spent €16,37. It might seem like a lot, but most of the stuff I bought will last long. Also, scented candles are crazy expensive nowadays!

I could only make two candles with the amount of wax I bought so I do suggest you buy a bigger pack of wax online. I didn’t buy more because I didn’t know how easy it is to make candles, but trust me – it is pretty easy!

Instructions

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Melt 450g of soy wax in the pitcher over a double-boiler with the saucepan. Heat to 85°C.

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When the melted wax is at 85°C, add 30g of your favorite essential oil. Remove from heat.

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As the wax cools, place the wicks inside the jars, centering it as best you can. Secure it in place with clothespins.

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When the wax has cooled to 57°C, carefully pour it into the prepared jars.

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Let the jars cool overnight. Before lighting your candles, trim the wicks to 6mm.

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Light and enjoy!


This was my first attempt it went pretty well! I used cinnamon essential oil to give it a warm and cozy winter feeling aroma. Give it a try as well and tell me how it went!


Check other posts about other projects in the DIY Projects section of my blog

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