Singapore's weather has been pretty cold, not that we are complaining actually. Sometimes a candle can really brighten up the mood in a room. Instead of making your trip down to purchased scented candles, we did the test so you could actually try and make it! It's actually quite simple, just some TLC needed.
Here's how -
Ingredients to DIY your own candles
Beeswax block x2 (2oz)
Wooden wick x1
Mason jar, or glass containers. Shot glass for small tealights.
Add essential oils(added 10 lavender drops for mine) and dried flowers to the list as well, but they are optional.
Disclaimer: In this recipe, we used the double boiler method (used a small pot in a big pot because we wanted to dedicate one pitcher for the candles)
Remember, after melting beeswax in a pot, you won’t be able to use it for anything else but wax DIY projects
Boil the water in the saucepan. Once it’s boiling, you can place the smaller pot with the beeswax in it.
Stir the beeswax until it completely melts.
Attach the wick. Once the wax starts to melt, you can dip the cord in the melted wax and put it in the glass. Wait until the wax gets dry and sticks.
Secure the wicks to the glass jar
Take of the melted beeswax from the stove. If you want to add essential oil, you need to cool the wax a little bit. If you are adding fragrance, remove the wax from the heat and gently mix in the fragrance.
Pour the melted beeswax into the glass jar & add dried flowers.
Place the candles to a secured place cool overnight.
Trim the wick accordingly.
Voila, your very own DIY candle. Comment and tell us how you fare, or even drop some images for us to see!