I have been itching to make anything and everything that I usually buy!! If it is over-priced and I can make it, I want to! Candles, cleaning products, the possibilities are endless.
Today I want to share how I made my first homemade candles, but first lets talk about how much I am saving by doing this. I love going to yankee candle and trying to justify spending $50 on 2 candles. Here is what I spent to make 20 candles! All ordered on Amazon.com:
10oz bag of soy wax flakes - $9.99
50 Candle Wicks - $8.99
Lavender & Beach Linen Scents - $15.98
Pouring Pot (optional) - 9.79
Mason Jars - FREE, I already owned, but you can get them at Target or Hobby Lobby
Grand Total: $44.72
That is $2.24 a candle, not $25 for a candle. Yes it is a little more work than walking into the store and buying some candles, but it is a lot less work on your bank account!!
Now for the tutorial:
(when I made my first two, I didn't receive the pouring pot in the mail yet so I just used a double burning and pyrex measuring cup.) Also, I realized I didn't have a wooden spoon to use for this, so I used the end of a spatula to stir.
|Set up candle jar on a trivet with candle wick in it.|
(if it isn't standing up straight, don't worry we will fix it later)
|Use double burning or pouring pot to melt the wax flakes|