How to : DIY Travel Sized Candle

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Our team here at LCNY loves to travel! We thought it would be a fun idea to create a travel size candle to take on trips with us because who doesn’t love candles? We think it would be lovely to use those luxury hotel room bathtubs with a nice candle lit to make a regular night more romantic and calming.

Making your own candle is actually easier than you think. All the supplies we are using are from Michael’s, they have a specific candle making section so it is easy to find.

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Things you need:

-Wax flakes
-Waxed wicks with clips
-Fragrance oil
-Small Mason jar with a clasp
-Crayons or lipstick for color (non-toxic)
-Scissor
-Glass measuring cup
-Cooking pot
-Chopstick
-Stove

Step 1 : Set up wicks

You have to first set up your wick so that you can pour the wax over it. Put the metal part of wick on the bottom, and prop up the wick at the top with the chopsticks. Cut the excess wick.

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Step 2 : Wax Flakes

Depending on the size jar you are using, you will have to adjust the amount of wax flakes accordingly. What we did is was fill up our mason jar with flakes to help us measure, and then poured that into the measuring cup. You have to fill up your mason jar with twice the amount of wax flakes to fill your candle to the top.

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Step 3 : Melting the wax

Fill the pot with water about half way, and put your measuring cup in it. Remember it must be glass! Turn your stove on medium to medium high, and use a metal spoon to stir occasionally.

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Step 4 : Adding color

Since we decided on a lavender scent, we went for a purple candle. We used a purple crayon, make sure its non-toxic and to remove the label. Use a lot of crayon for a deeper color, and a little less for a lighter color. Remember, it mixes with the whiteness of the wax, so the color will be very prominent the more crayon you add. Melt your color with your wax flakes.

 

Step 5 : Add Scent

When the wax is completely melted, remove from heat. Use 10 drops of essential oil per 16 fl. oz. Just like the color, use less oil for a lighter scent and more oil for a stronger scent. Add the oil and make sure it is well-mixed.

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Step 6 : Pouring the wax

Pour your wax mixture into your mason jar slowly. Make sure not to hit the chopsticks on the top.

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Step 7 : Setting your candle

Make sure you let your candle sits room temperature for at least 4 hours before you light it.

TIPS!
-Make sure you have everything ready, you have to work fast so the wax doesn’t set until its in the candle holder!
-Let candle with wax sit for at least 5 minutes before moving it to somewhere else, so the wax doesn’t splash around the top of the candle holder.

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Now you have the perfect candle to take with you everywhere, to have a relaxing feeling wherever you go!

Yours in Style,

Lauren Cecchi New York Team

post in : Jessica Daniello

 

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