When I’m winding down at night, I love to light about 200 candles and climb into bed with some herbal tea. Ok, it’s only about 5 candles, but wouldn’t that be amazingly romantic if it was 200? I love lighting them all at once because of the warm coziness that I feel from a pile-o-candles flickering in my bedroom. But when I light my stash all at once, I get a lot of different scents floating around. Which is confusing and overwhelming for le nez.
I also love lighting candles when I take a long leisurely bubble bath, but again, mixing a scented candle with a bath scent is just too much sensory overload for me. There are a lot of unscented candles out there, but I find they are often boring aesthetically. So this leads me to today’s DIY: a batch of unscented candles in pretty decorative votives. (If you want to add a fragrance to this DIY, it’s really easy, find the fragrance oil you like and add about 2% to your melted wax, before you pour into the candle container.)
Wax (I’m using soy wax, any kind of candle wax will do)
Votives (or any kind of candle container)
Skewers for stirring
Candle wicks (be sure to get long enough ones!)
Candle wick stickers (or E6000 glue)
I can’t wait to relax with these new candles. Let me know how your candle making experience goes in the comments below!