We've learned so much during this ditch and switch challenge and today we wrap it up with the most fun, yet simple DIY to date.
The products in the typical American home are filled toxins and chemicals that are harming us and our loved ones. We are here to make a difference to inspire you to live a better life for your family, equip you with the tools and resources you need to make that happen, and empower you to do the same for others!
This simple 2 ingredient DIY candle is much cleaner than fragrance-filled and paraffin wax based candles sold in most stores.
We had a blast at our fall candle workshop, and I thought I'd share the photos here! Each month, we will be hosting virtual workshops where you can purchase your DIY Candle Making Kit and make your own at home. If you don't have oils at home, we will send you everything you need to follow the video and blog and DIY! Or, you can purchase all the ingredients listed below in the recipe and gather them yourself.
During the workshop I had diffusers filled all around my house with different scents and recipes so the girls could smell and see which recipe and oils they would like to use.
DIY Soy Candle with Essential Oils
8 oz jar or container/mug/cup
Measure your soy wax candles. Basically, add double the amount of wax per the size of your container. You can use your container as a scoop. Repeat for as many candles as you want.
Heat wax over a double boiler until it’s melted.
There are a couple ways to secure the wick to the bottom of the container. 1. You can hot glue it prior to pouring the wax in. 2. Once the wax is melted, spoon a bit of it into the bottom of your container. Use this to “stick” your wick to the bottom center of the jar. The double sided sticky tape that comes with wicks does not work.
Carefully pour the melted wax into your containers.
Allow the wax to cool slightly-3 minutes or so. Drop 40-50 drops (per 8oz.) of your favorite essential oils into the wax and stir, stir stir!