Delightful distractions #1: How to make homemade natural scented candles
Starting a new mini series sharing some fun things to do, read and watch this winter, kicking off with this DIY candle how-to, first published in our DIY series for Irish Country Magazine.
First things first: I am not buying that this is the ideal time to be hyper productive or creative. Things are, once again, strange and unsettled and I truly think now is the time to go gentle on ourselves and appreciate that our productivity, energy and headspace may be about to take another severe hit. In saying that, if you’re anything like me, your energy has ebbed and flowed. There are days when keeping busy and making things brings me peace and calm and days when not much gets done at all. So you might enjoy this sweet and simple DIY – a fun thing to make on those ‘keep busy’ days, and you can still enjoy it on the go slow ones. Some of the bits you’ll have at home and some you should be easily able to pick up online.
Lesiele Juliet – my DIY creative partner in crime – created everything here, including the lovely hand-letter labels. Earlier this year I used her exact method to make little egg candles for easter and it worked beautifully.
- Glass jars (you can recycle old jars you have at home – the perfect container is those small glass yoghurt pots)
- Premium candle wick (we got ours from Evans Art Supplies, €0.75/m)
- Wick sustainers (Evans Art Supplies €0.85/pk of 10)
- Beeswax (white beaded) (Evans Art Supplies 500g for €15.35)
- Clothes pegs
- Pyrex jug
- Large stainless steel pot (it needs to be big enough to comfortable hold the pyrex jug)
- Essential oils of your choice (we went with lavender)
And that’s it! Let me know if you give it a try or have any questions (which I’ll swiftly pass on to Lesiele, ha!).