Here are some lessons learned from candle-making:
-ALWAYS pour your candles into your jars over newspaper. Otherwise you will get wax everywhere. And cleaning wax off your stovetop is not fun at all.
-Secure your wicks with anchors by placing a bit of wax at the bottom of your jar and then pressing it into place using a chopstick.
-Use a chopstick or pen and tape your wick to it so it’s upright, ensuring that it’s straight. If it’s not straight it will burn all funky.
-DO NOT pour wax down your drain.
1.Melt soy wax in a pot over low-medium heat. They should melt fairly easily but turn up heat slightly if taking more than a few minutes. Stir using wood stirring device (I used a chopstick)
2.Once melted, add 80-100 drops of your favorite essential oils. Amount depends on type of essential oils and how potent they are.
3.Anchor wicks to bottom of mason jars using a bit of wax.
4.Tape wick upright to a horizontal chopstick or pen (see picture above).
5.Pour wax into mason jar and then repeat until all jars are full. Depending on size of mason jars you may have some wax leftover.