Candle making has been on my bucket list for a while. I was always fascinated by it as a kid visiting colonial villages on school field trips. I loved the idea of dipping the strings in the wax over and over and watching the candle get fatter. And yet, my crafty self had yet to make them.
Web surfing one day I came upon this post. It all seemed so simple! I pretty much used the links in the post to order the necessary supplies. I was hoping to make them with my kids as they love candles, but keep buying smelly ones that turn my stomach.
One of my friends had a birthday last week and I just had to make her a candle. No waiting for the kids, I took a solo leap. It was so so so easy, I can't wait to make more!
I filled a large pot about 1/2 way and got the water to boiling. I used an clean pasta sauce jar out of the recycle bin for the wax melting.
notepad (designed by a former student!) and of course a pretty Green Bag Lady bag to wrap it all in.
P.S. The candles do not smell much like orange. They actually have a faint coconut smell from the coconut oil used in the recipe. Also, it takes about 1 cup of beeswax pastilles to make an 8 ounce candle, FYI.