you not only save
money, you can
blend your own
•Set your molds on an old baking
•This will protect your countertops
from accidental spills of way.
•In addition to store-bought
molds, think of using yogurt or
pudding cups, empty condiment
jars and paper towel or toilet
paper cardboard rolls.
•Wrap one end of a wick around a
toothpick or chopstick, depending on
the size of your mold.
•Cut the other end of the wick to the
depth of the mold.
•Attach a metal wick holder to the
bottom of the wick, if desired.
•Center the wick assembly over the
•Add several inches of water to the
lower pot of the double boiler.
•Add one pound of paraffin wax to
the top pot and warm over
medium heat until it melts.
•Stir occasionally with the wooden
•Add approximately ten
drops of essential oil or
fragrance to the melted
•Stir the wax mixture to
blend the scent thoroughly.
•Pour the wax mixture into the
prepared molds slowly.
•They will begin to set up rapidly as
the wax begins to cool.
•Allow the candles to harden in the
molds for at least 24 hours before
removing from the molds.
Let the candles cure for at least
one week before burning.
coloring or old
crayons to color
your candles, if