Craft: How to Create Your Own Scented Candles
Make these unique handmade soy candles just in time for Christmas
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• Soy wax flakes, wicks and dyes, available at any art and craft supplies shop
• Essential oils
• Pots, cups or dishes to house the wax
• Double boiler (or a bowl on top of a saucepan)
Place the wax flakes in a double boiler (preferably with a spout), and melt over low heat. Add colouring if desired. Note, the colour may change when set. Add drops of your favourite essential oil or oil mix.
Place the wick (attached to a little plate) at the base of the container and pour in melted wax. Leave to congeal for about 10 minutes. Trim wick.
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