Hey pixels!! Nothing says home more than a nice decor. And which decor is ready without a couple of cute candles? Candles add light and fragance to your home, and they make any situation even better.
What about making candles at home? Trust me, my happy pixels, it’s easier than you’re thinking now. It just requires a couple of steps to complete all the work. The results are great; you choose how strong is the scent, and the colour you want.
Today I’ve made a coffee scented candle. Did you know that just the smell of coffee can help to activate us in the mornings? And contribute to improve our mood? It could be a great choice during our breakfasts, or if you work at home, you can burn one at that moment when you feel sleepy. Think about it, my happy pixels!!
- 1 mason jar
- 19-20 tablespoons wax (any kind of wax)
- 1 cotton wick
- 1/2 tablespoon ground coffee (it will add scent)
Make sure that your mason jar is clean enough. Before making a candle, I always clean mine with water and a neutral soap. Allow to dry completely.
Melt your wax using a double boiler. Keep in mind that wax can be difficult to clean–you may want to purchase a cheap, heat-safe pot that you designate specifically for making candles.
When wax is melted, add coffee and stirr until it’s completely dissolved.
Place a wick in the center of the candle mold. Place it on a flat surface in a protected workspace (such as on a cookie sheet or a cutting board.) The wick should be in the center of the candle mold with about 4cm sticking out of the candle. Loop the end that will be out of the wax around the center of a pen or pencil. Rest the pen across the top of the mold you will be pouring your wax into. Make sure the wick hangs down straight into the center of the mold.
Pour the melted wax into the mold. Pour slowly so that it does not spill over. Make sure not to knock the wick out of the mold accidentally. Wax will shrink a little once it has cooled so keep that in mind when pouring it into your molds. I usually make more wax amount and I refill the empty space a couple of hours later.
Allow the wax to cool completely. Remember to refill the empty space with more wax. If needed, reheat it using the double boiler.
When the candle is totally cool, trim the wick down to about .65cm. This will contain the flame.
Add a nice sticker, and voilà!! A cool candle with a wonderful scent!!
Note: you can make variations. Instead of coffee, you can add some other scent and colour to make lavender or orange candles, for example. I did a cinnamon one, and it smelled great, too.
Do you like candles, my happy pixels? Do you buy them or do you make them at home? Are you going to make one? Please, let me know in the comments below.