Soy Candles: soy wax flakes, essential fragrance oil, wicks, and containers. I use a wax thermometer, to gauge the correct temperature to pour the wax. Light up the dark.

Light The Dark

He drew me in. A moth to a flame.

Lit candles are beautiful.

Ingredients

An old cooking pot, soy wax flakes, essential oil, wicks, and repurposed, heat safe containers to ‘house’ the poured wax. I used thrifted silver sugar bowls and white washed tin. Sometimes, I use china tea cups. Tin cans add a Farmhouse or Industrial feel. A Tip- ”BAR KEEPERS FRIEND,’ a liquid, multi purpose, cook top polish, cleans and shines tarnished silver.

Soy candles are simple to make. Use a wax thermometer to gauge the pour temperature. You can’t mess this DIY up!

Follow the instructions on the wax box/bag. If you notice an uneven surface (after the candle dries), use a hair dryer to warm the wax and even out the surface. To remove wax from a container, place the candle in the freezer for a short period of time. It will easily pop out.

Supervise children and never leave the candle unattended. Monitor the burn time.

Anna G. Watson

~ educator, aspiring writer, simple design and style