Often times as a D.I.Yer I buy a lot of unnecessary tools like 48 candle tin jars in different sizes from Amazon and 15 glass candle jars from the Dollar Tree. My thought process is I’m sure I’ll use these and make a lot of candles for my friends and family, then I forgot about them and only make candles every few months. Oh well, at least I have them on hand when I want to do a project!
I thought about going through the whole process of melting down soy wax, coloring it, and adding the fragrance in, but I was too lazy and didn’t want to that.
I bought a bunch of Beach Rose Wax Melts from Dollar Tree and decided this way would be much easier and less of a headache!
If you didn’t know each day has a different color, I won’t go too deep into the details but the days are ruled by different planets and deities.
I wanted to make a cute self-love candle to light on this day. That is why I used loving herbs, jasmine flowers, rosebuds, cinnamon sticks, and love invoking crystals like opalite (for encouraging sexual prowess, and stabilizing my mood), rose quartz (to help open my heart and promote self-love, bring inner healing and peace, as well as replace and negativity with loving energy), and clear quartz (to purify and bring in further healing, and to balance and amplify the energy of the other stones) truly those represent love in all forms but I wanted to focus on self-love so that was my intent while making this candle.
1) Melt 2 packages of the Beach Rose Wax Melts using a double boiler (can also be melted down in the microwave)
2) Pour some wax onto the rose silicone molds to make little rose petals, let harden completely then remove.
3) Take a glue dot and place it on the end of your wicks, placing 2 wicks towards the middle of the candle, press down firmly to make sure the glue holds the wick in place.
4) Put the wicks into the wick holder. This is will hold the wicks in place while pouring the wax so they don’t move.
5) Pour wax onto candle tin, leave a little wax to use for later.
6) Let the candle completely harden.
7) Pour remaining leftover wax onto the candle. Let it harden only a little, the wax should still be soft.
8) Decorate with crystals, cinnamon sticks, flowers, and mini wax rose petals. Focus more on the outer sides so the flame won’t be able and touch any of the decorations.
9) Let the candle completely harden again. Curing it for about a full day.
10) Sprinkle mica glitter lightly over the candle.
11) Cut your wicks down. Light your candle and enjoy!
I tested this out, letting it burn for 3 hours. Everything went well, the decorations where fine and sunk into the wax pool as it melted. Also, this candle is very fragrant and has a good hot throw, meaning it has a powerful aroma while it’s burning.
- Wax Melts: Dollar Tree
- Double Boiler: Amazon
- Portable Cooktop: Amazon
- Loose Herb Blend: Etsy
- Rose Petal Silicone Mold: Amazon
- Candle Tins (8oz): Amazon
- Candle Wicks/Wick Holder: Amazon
- Silver Mica Glitter: Amazon
- Jasmine Flowers and Rose Buds: Amazon
- Rose Quartz Chips: Amazon
- Opalite Chips: Etsy
- Clear Quartz: Etsy
- Organic Cinnamon Sticks: S-Mart (the same kind I used – Amazon)