Last week while out to dinner I announced to the hubby, ‘We need more candles.’ This was after a trip to, of all places, the bathroom. It had soft music playing, a little heater running, and the best smelling candle ever. It was so warm and cozy I was tempted to lock the door and take a little nap. But then again, you might have noticed I have a bit of a thing for candles. They are so satisfyingly easy to make – and wrapped in piece of old t-shirt (bonus points if it looks like a peppermint!) they make the perfect hostess gift.
Soy Wax DIY Scented Candles
- Soy wax flakes
- Essential oils
- Small tins
Glue the wick to the bottom of the tin and roll the top around a pencil or skewer to hold it upright. If you don’t have enough wick to roll, then just hold it with your fingers when you pour the wax.
Melt the wax in the microwave in 30-second increments (or use a double broiler). When all the wax is melted add 8-10 drops of essential oil and stir. The more essential oil you add the stronger the smell, so add the fragrance slowly.
Pour the wax into the tin (holding the wick if needed) and let the candle sit for several hours to harden.
Use a circle of fabric and a piece of twine to wrap the candle. Add a homemade tag letting the recipient know what yummy smell to expect!
any good deal to share about where you get your supplies ?! 🙂
Well, I’m a big fan of recycling old candles if possible! And I never go to Michaels without my 40% off coupon 🙂 My essential oil collection is growing (tho I didn’t manage to buy orange 3 – yes, 3! – separate times because I keep forgetting that I have it. Doh! But those oils last forever – you can makes tons of stuff with one tiny bottle. Hope that helps 🙂
Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies says
I have so many candles, but I always forget to light them! I need to do that and use some up so I have an excuse to make more. 🙂 I love the t-shirt wrapping!
Aleah and Nick says
What a great project! Using soy wax is a new method we’ll be sure to try. Loving your packaging, too!
Oh I’ve been rather obsessed with candles too lately. I just started making them… and I can’t stop! lol
Love the t-shirt wrapping idea!
those are really lovely, great hostess gifts for sure!
Pat Stevens says
What a really nice hostess gift – I would both love to be the giver and the receiver! Quick question – what glue are you using to glue down the wick in the bottom of the tin? Thanks for your time. Take care.
Natalie Jones says
About how much of the wax chips are used to make one tin?
So creative. I am grabbing so many great diy and love candles. To be able to make them is a blessing being a single mom. Thank you so much. You have saved me so much by being able to make them