Creative at heart, you are a fan of DIY projects. Homemade scented candles, to either treat yourself or to offer as a present… What a delightful idea! LaCase.mu provides you with a quick tutorial to help you create them.
What you need:
– Candle wicks (or twine)
– A container (jar, jam jar, yoghurt jar…)
– Essential oils (if you want it to be perfumed)
– A pan
– Skewer picks
- Melt the beeswax (often in the form of pellets or flakes) in a bowl in a water bath.
- Then, you will need to prime the wick of your soon to be candle. This means soaking it in the melted wax to expel the air in the wick and allow it to burn better. To do so, cut it to the desired length and dip it into the melted wax. Allow it to cool in the fridge in aluminium foil.
- Place the wick in your container. Ensure that it stays upright. Fix the wick in the centre with the help of skewers and clothes pegs.
- Pour the melted wax into your jar and let it harden –either outside or in the freezer.
To create a scented candle, simply add a few drops of essential oil, or perhaps a few slices of lemon when the wax completely melts.
- Protect your workspace with used newspapers, so you don’t have to clean up afterwards!
- Never heat the wax straight from the fire.
- Never allow the wax to boil.
- In case of fire, use baking soda instead of water.
- Make sure your candle is out of reach from children and animals.
- Once your candle is lit, don’t move it around.
- Never leave match tips in the candle’s crater.