During the cold autumn days, creating a warm and cozy atmosphere will make you feel comfortable. There are several ways to add some warmth to your home. For instance, you can diffuse some essential oils into the air. Another excellent idea is to use fall candles. These aromatic candles can add some holiday spirit to your home. The best part is that you can make these items easily. To give you a better view, here are some simple steps to make your own fall candles.
Materials for Making Fall Candles
- Knife and cutting board
- Pot and bowl
- Wicks and holder
- Soy wax chips
- Vanilla bean
- Ground nutmeg
- Ground cinnamon
- Ground ginger
- Ground all spice
Steps to Make Your Own Fall Candles
Step 1: Melting the Wax
The first step in making your own fall candles is to melt the soy wax chips. To do this step, you have to make a double boiler by putting some water in a pot then place a bowl (heat-safe) on top of the pot. From there, you can place the soy wax chips in the bowl and let them melt. When boiling, you have to keep an eye on the pot so that you can prevent the water from spilling.
Step 2: Scraping the Vanilla Bean
The next step is to scrape the vanilla bean. For this step, you’ll need a knife and a cutting board so that you can cut the vanilla bean lengthwise. From there, you can scrape the interior portion of the bean then remove all its seeds. Afterward, you can set aside the core of the bean along with the seeds.
Step 3: Stick the Wick to the Jar
Once the soy wax chips have melted, you have to remove the bowl from the pot. The next step is to dip the wick holder into the wax and stick it to the bottom of a jar. To stabilize the wick and keep centered, you can use chopsticks and allow them to rest at the mouth of the jar.
Step 5: Add Aroma
Fall candles are not complete without their cozy aroma. To add scent to your fall candles, you can put the ground spices, vanilla bean, and vanilla seeds into the wax. Afterward, you have to stir the mixture using a chopstick. Doing this step will ensure that the wax and spices are fully mixed.
Step 6: Pour the Wax
Once you’ve mixed the wax and the spices, you can now pour the mixture into the jars without disrupting the wick. Before pouring the wax, you have to remove the vanilla bean. Once poured, you can now allow the wax to cool down and harden for about 10 to 15 minutes. Finally, the last step is to trim the wick.
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