DIY Candles


Making your own candles is so much easier than it sounds! By now, you are most likely aware of my candle addiction. The first thing I do when I walk into my room or bathroom, is light a candle. It sets the mood, even when I’m by myself.

While in Tulum, I had dinner at a restaurant called “La Vela”, which translates to “the candle”. During a conversation with the owner, he mentioned that he made the hundreds of candles in the restaurant himself. I convinced him to give me a quick tutorial, and took home what I learned.

You will need:

  • An empty candle
  • Candle wicks
  • Ecoffina Parafina Powder

DSC02956DSC02973Fill the cup with paraffin. Use a spoon or your hand.
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DSC03008Place the wick in the middle of the candle, and make sure you push the wick to the very bottom.DSC03009Viola! Your candle is ready to be lit!DSC03018This was originally a pencil holder that I turned into a candle. I put 3 wicks to show diversity, and how its up to you to design your candle.DSC03035 DSC03088 DSC03096 DSC03101Add some flowers to your arrangement, and you’re set. I love mixing trays for small, finishing touches.DSC03127 DSC03131

  • Disa Chantel

    This looks too easy to be true! Is the Ecoffina Parafina Powder scented?

    • Cami Morrone

      Not scented!