One of our new year’s resolutions is to make more stuff. Rather than buying things, we want to have a stab at making our own. And we love (especially during these dark winter months) scented candles. So we thought we’d have a go at making some.
It’s surprisingly easy. All you need is wax (we used the soy variety), wicks, glu dots, jars (or some other wax receptacle) and the scent(s) of your choosing.
You glue the wick to the jar (that’s where the glu dots come in), melt the wax, add the fragrance, pour and let it set. Simples.
We’ve made a few varieties, including some ‘mandles’ for Alex. For these bastions of masculinity we used a heady mix of black pepper, cedarwood and bergamot.
And so far, they’ve turned out pretty well. Key learning: use way more fragrance that you think you need, or the scent won’t come through when you light them.
And February’s craft? Ah, for that you’ll have to wait and see.