October 22, 2018 04:17 PM | by Salma Khattab
3 Easy DIY Scented Candles That Will Make Your Home the Coziest This Fall
Fall is a season with special vibes and taste that shows in everything around us: Food (pumpkin recipes), colorful dry tree leaves, Halloween celebrations and costumes, and many other things that add a unique flavor to that time of the year.
And because we know how much everyone loves this season's coziness but no one will be willing to pay much for it, we've brought you 3 of the easiest recipes that you can make at home to create wonderful scented candles that will fill your house with the warmest fall vibes! These recipes can easily be done with the simplest ingredients right from your kitchen! Here's how:
Homemade soy candles recipe
Soy candles with household spices:
1. Use the double boil technique: boil some water in a casserole then put any smaller container you have inside the casserole.
2. Add soy wax flakes (you can find them in the super market) into the smaller container. Use double the amount of the final candle jar you're going to use.
3. Add a candle wick in the center of the jar. It's better to glue it to the jar so that it doesn't move when you pour the melted wax.
N.B. make sure you curl the end part around a pencil/stick/etc to keep the wick up.
4. You can drop a little bar of an orange wax coloring crayon to the melted wax to add a bit of color.
6. Pour your wax mixture in the jar carefully while holding the wick to keep it in place.
7. You can keep it in the fridge if you want it to solidify faster.
Candles with essential oils:
1. Carry on the same steps in the previous recipe (from a to d) to create the main candle wax.
2. This time, add about 40-50 drops of Thieves Essential Oil to the melted wax. It is an amazing antibacterial oil that will add a delicious fall scent to your candle.
3. Pour carefully into a clean jar and let solidify overnight or in the fridge.
Soy wax candles with dry flowers/herbs
Repeat steps 1 to 4 in the first recipe then add vanilla essential oil and some dry flowers e.g Lavender buds in the mixture, then let solidify.
Finally, cut the excess part of the wick and enjoy your home-made cozy vibes and smells!
All image credits: YouTube @thediymommy
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