Light up someone's life with these fun aromatic candle creations! These creations are simple and inexpensive to make, and are a fun way to share the aroma of natural essential oils with others.
Beeswax: Beeswax can be found in either blocks, or pellets, in either a natural golden color, or in a bleached white color. It is often available in craft stores, health-food stores, or from candle and soap-making suppliers. You will need about 2-3 compacted Tablespoons for a small creation.
Candle Wick: You can buy ready-made candle wicks at many craft and health-food stores, or you can also use a natural string.
Candle Holder: Many glass or crystal candle holders are available at craft stores, floral supply stores, dollar stores, and many other locations. Tea-light holders work well. You can also use a small glass canning jar or baby-food jar) .
Grater: A regular kitchen grater with the ability to grate finely works perfectly for this project.
Essential Oils: Used to add a natural aroma to your creation. You will need about 10-20 drops for a small creation.
Using a fine grater, grate the beeswax until you have approximately 2-3 Tablespoons (compacted) of grated wax (this amount works well for a small tea-light holder; increase the amount for larger containers)
Mix 10-20 drops of your desired essential oil or blend into each 2-3 Tablespoons of the grated wax.
Place enough of the grated wax to cover the bottom of your desired candle holder in a thin layer.
Place the wick or string in the center of this bottom layer.
Add the wax a little at a time around the wick, compacting it firmly into the container. Continue adding wax until it is just below the top of the wick, or until the container is nearly full. Trim the wick if needed to about 1/8" above the top of the wax.
To use your aromatic creations, place them in a location that is safe for candles, and light the wick. As the flame warms the wax and oils around it, the aroma will be diffused into the air.
Create a colorful layered candle creation by mixing food coloring into some of the shredded wax and letting it dry before adding the essential oils to the wax, then layering different colors into a clear candle holder.
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