How to make your own festive scented candles

Not only do these candles smell like Christmas – cinnamon, woody pine, gingerbread – but soy wax is natural, eco-friendly, vegan and anti-toxic. If you add essential oils, you can use them for massages, too. Tip Give it a week before using your candle. If the top of it isn’t smooth or has holes, top it up with wax.   Hands-on time 15 min Total time 1 hr Makes 1 Ingredients 250 grams soy wax Candle container Candlewick centre Glue Chopsticks 0.6 ml fragrance or essential oil (per 100 grams soy wax) Pouring cup Heat source – double boiler Stirring utensil Instructions 1 Place soy wax in a double boiler. Once melted, remove from heat, stir in fragrance or essential oil. Allow to cool, until it appears cloudy. 2 Prep candle container by cleaning it thoroughly. Dab glue underneath the candlewick centre and place it in the centre of the container. Use chopsticks to hold the wick in place. 3 Pour soy wax mixture into the candle container slowly. Allow to cool, then remove the wick centre and cut the wick to size. ALSO SEE: Christmas crafts for kids Recipe supplied by Deniz Köksal of Earthglo Candles in Hout Bay. Follow … Continue reading How to make your own festive scented candles