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
Fill the cup with paraffin. Use a spoon or your hand.
I like it 3/4 full.
Place the wick in the middle of the candle, and make sure you push the wick to the very bottom.Viola! Your candle is ready to be lit!This 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. Add some flowers to your arrangement, and you’re set. I love mixing trays for small, finishing touches.