Long ago candles were available in every home and served a clear practical purpose. These days we don’t really have to have candles in our homes but we clearly can’t get over them! In this article we will describe how to make your own luxury scented candles.
Looking at fire is a pleasant experience. It makes you feel comfortable and cozy. It absolutely makes you fall in love with your own home. Moreover, candles are great stress relievers. Unlike electrical light candle light is more natural and is very relaxing for your eyes. Candles deliver us almost primal experience.
Luxury scented candles can be very expensive, but you can make your own candles. As you’ll see, this is not as complicated as it may seem.
To make your own scented candles you’ll need a container where you can melt the wax. The best choice for this task is a double boiler. If you don’t have one, you can still melt the wax in a large bowl over a pan of boiling water. It is just a little harder.
You’ll obviously need wax. The quantity will depend on size and quantity of candles you are planning to make. You must also prepare wicks and wick sustainers. You can usually get those from craft suppliers’ stores. You’ll also need a range of containers for your candles. These can be glass containers from old candles, teacups etc. Finally, you will need essential oils that you’ll use to scent your candles.
- 1. Melt the wax.
- 2. Crimp the sustainer to one end of the wick, dip it in melted wax and set aside until it dries.
- 3. Dip the sustainer in the melted wax again and place it inside the container you prepared for candle. Make sure it is positioned exactly in the center of the container and leave to dry. The sustainer must be well attached to the bottom of the container.
- 4. Twist the loose end of the wick around a pen or pencil placed across the top of the container.
- 5. Scent your wax by adding essential oils (not more than 20 drops per ½ lb).
- 6. Poor the scented wax into container and leave to cool for half an hour.
As the wax cools and contracts a small dip may form. You can fix this by reheating the wax and filling the dip once again. Your scented candles will be ready to burn next day.