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1.19.2012

candle recipe by 'Ruffled'...


We are making candles this weekend (hopefully)...there is nothing cozier on a cold January day than the warmth of a great candle.  We bought scents in Lemon bean, vanilla, fig, peach, and buttercream for some yummy combinations.  We found this great recipe here on Ruffled (which is great for you gals with weddings approaching and DIY in your hearts).

Here are the steps:

What you’ll need:
- Soy wax flakes (can be purchased in bulk in places like here…or at your local candle supply shop since we’re talking green)
- Wick (here + here)
- Containers. They can be vintage teacups, recycled jars, old tumblers, Depression glass goblets …
- Pitcher with spout
- Fragrance oil (I recommend this Etsy store if you’re making them in several different scents for your guests to choose from)
- Popsicle sticks, chopsticks, or something to hold the wick (we drilled a hole in the middle of Popsicle sticks, but you can also find ready made ones at candle supply stores)
- Candle dye, optional


Melt soy wax flakes in a double boiler, add in your favorite scents and dye. Once flakes have completely melted, set your pot away to cool down for a few seconds. In the meantime, warm up your glass containers using a blow-dryer for a minute. This will help the wax cool more evenly! Pour wax into containers, thread wick with Popsicle stick and let it cool for a few hours until solid. Cut wick about 1/4 inch long. 


For the packaging, we used recycled handmade gift wrap and watercolor tags. To make these tags, paint sheets of watercolor paper in different hues. Great stress reliever! Cut tags with a paper punch and tie using twine or other eco-friendly ribbon. 


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