Nothing better than a beautifully scented home to warm up these cold winter days. In fact, studies show that lighting a candle has several positive effects on our mood and mind: it relaxes, purifies the air and there are even those who claim that it also helps with concentration—though if relaxation is your goal, we suggest minimizing concentration efforts. Sure, the market has some excellent candles that boast beautiful workmanship, an inebriating perfume…and a high price-tag. So, to avoid spending your rent money on candles, we recommend the DIY route. Plus, it’s fun!
What you'll need
Here we go!
This is an easy enough process, you just need to pay attention because ICYMI hot wax is…well, hot. Firstly, put a small pot on the stove and fill it with water. Next, drop the wax in so it can melt. Let it melt very slowly—like when you’re melting chocolate. Once fully melted, add the essential oils (if applicable) and mix. After vertically inserting the wick into the mold, pour in the melted wax and let it cool. Presto! It’s time to “get lit” with your new DIY candle.
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