Want to find a cheap but lovingly made Christmas present this year?
Why not try making an Eco Soy Wax Candle.
These are so easy and simple to make
All you need is
1) Soy Wax (have a look on eBay where you can buy it in various sized bags)
2) An old milk saucepan. (Don’t try using your mums best pan as the wax residue will no doubt spoil your Sunday roast -but you want to make sure you have a pan with a lip on it which will help pour the melted wax)
3) Wicks. Make sure you find the right wick for the type of wax you decide to use
4) A jar – I’ve decided to use the Jam Jars from one of my previous posts.
5) Candle Scent. I picked up a gorgeous fragrance called “Home Sweet Home”
6) A hand held whisk. You’ll need to stir the wax as its melting
7) Newspaper – you don’t want wax all over your kitchen worktop!
What you need to do
Firstly, I stuck a wick in each Jam Jar with a little super glue. You’ll thank yourself for doing this later as once the wax has been poured, the wick will want to float and move around.
Pop enough wax into the pan to fill both jars, you don’t have to be too precise with your measurements. I played it by ear and added a little more wax if I thought I needed it.
Put the pan on a low heat. You don’t want to boil the wax! Make sure you keep stirring until it becomes clear.
Add a few drops of your chosen scent and stir a little longer over the heat
The next part is pouring, and you’ll need a steady hand. Pour the wax straight into the jar. The wick will be long enough to hold in place with 2 pencils or any other item that’s long and thin, I used two other wicks. You’ll need to do this as the wick will move around and lean to one side. You want it to be as central as possible.
Now all you’ll need to do is wait until the wax has set. As it was just about to set I added a few sprinkles of glitter at the top for extra decoration.
Here’s some photos.