Making candles is a fun and creative process. I personally find it very relaxing and it makes me happy to be able to make something that I can give away. Some gifts, like food, don't last as long and candles are a perfect gift because I find that everybody loves them. They're a little luxury that can have aromatherapy benefits as well. Who wouldn't love a scent that relaxes and soothes us in such a busy and hectic world?
Making Infused Fragrance Oils
All pure essential oils are stabilized with another type of oil like grape seed oil, apricot oil, coconut oil or olive oil.
Pine needles are great for making an oil infusion because the pine needles also have therapeutic qualities. This recipe is using OLIVE OIL as the base and INFUSE PINE SCENT into it.
For candle making, you will need:• Candle Wax: There are many types available, check online or your local craft store. Soy, paraffin, and beeswax are popular. You can also use old candles that don't look too good and melt those down. The candles on this website are made of natural coconut wax.
• Wicks: Mine are made of organic cotton, but check your local craft shop, candle supply store, or online.
• Vessels that can be heated that will not shatter. Mason jars, old baby food jars, or spaghetti sauce jars work.
• Candle or candy thermometer
• Essential oils: This is my favorite part! You can make your candle smell any way you like. Personally, I don't buy candles that have synthetic fragrances, since they give me headaches and I feel like they are toxic.
For more with designer and producer Andrea Schroder, please visit her at www.andreaschroder.com.