Shirley Bovshow – DIY Botanical Candles

Shirley is showing how to make a gift inspired by mother Earth and perfect for nature lovers.


  • Silicone succulent candle molds
  • Wax of choice
  • Colorant of choice
  • Wicks
  • Saute pans or double boiler
  • Thermometer
  • Safety goggles and gloves
  • Scissors


Heat wax up on a double boiler. Place a thermometer in there because wax will flash burn at different temps depending on type of wax! I chose soy wax because it burns cleaner than paraffin. Also I chose to color this wax with pigmented "dye chips” – there are a number of color options but the chips work well with soy/ paraffin.

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