- Wax shavings (soy wax, beeswax or leftover old candles)
- Glass jars (yogurt pot type)
- Candle wicks
- A wooden pick (or any other utensil that can mix hot wax)
- Lavender essential oil
- Dried lavender branches and flowers
- A hot glue gun
- A sewing button and a pencil (to keep the wicks of the candles in the pots)
- A saucepan and a glass container (for cooking the wax in a double boiler).
Step 1: stick the decorative lavender
First of all, remember to sterilize your equipment well before use. Once clean and dry, your glass jars can be decorated with lavender. To do this, cut a few branches and lavender flowers. Take the hot glue gun and fix the lavender on the walls of the pots.
Step 2: fix the wicks
In order to place the candle wicks so that they stay straight when you pour the hot wax, here is a tip to remember. The objective is to place the wick at the bottom of the pot, you can use a sewing button to stick on the end of the wick. To fix it at the height of the pot, use a pencil and hang the wick on it with a piece of string. Your wick should now be straight!
Step 3: melt the wax
Melt your wax shavings (or all the remnants of your old candles) in a glass container using the bain-marie technique. Mix your preparation until you get a homogeneous liquid.
Step 4: fill the jars
Pour the melted wax into your glass jars (do not forget the gloves so as not to burn yourself). To obtain scented candles, add a few drops of lavender essential oil. Count ten drops or more depending on the power of the perfume you want to obtain. Mix using a wooden pick. You can also add some lavender flowers (or other flower petals) to immortalize them in the candle wax.
Step 5: patience!
All you have to do is be patient! Let your preparations sit and let them air dry, preferably inside the house in the cool. Avoid the refrigerator as the slightest thermal shock could ruin your efforts. After a few hours of waiting, your lavender scented candles are ready to use!
Bonus: to top it all, you can customize your pots using raffia, woolen thread or even using masking tape!