Making candles certainly seems like an intimidating process. What if you make a candle that accidentally burns the house down? Well, friend, you can’t live your life in that kind of fear. MAKE ALL THE CANDLES YOU WANT! LIVE A LITTLE! And to relax, burn one of your homemade peppermint candles (just keep it away from the drapes).
See, RSVP International isn’t just about tools in the kitchen. We like to get crafty with our supplies too! And it turns out that the Glass Spice Balls Jars make the perfect candle receptacles.
The steps are actually pretty easy. Super glue your wick to the bottom of the jar and make sure it’s secure. Wrap the wick around a toothpick or Bamboo Skewer, depending on the size of the jar opening. Melt the wax slowly in a double boiler (like the Endurance® 1-quart Double Boiler) and remove from heat to add the essential oil. That’s it! Just be gentle with the wax.
Pour it into the prepared jars and let it cool.
While you’re waiting for it to cool, you can make some cute little tags to label your candles with! Get creative. I used kraft paper, some Christmas twine, and a Sharpie. You can also try searching for some Free Printable templates if you don’t want to chance it.
Now, light it up, add some ambiance, and enjoy your homemade candles. Or give them as cute little gifts! Because everybody loves something made with love.
DIY Peppermint Candles
These easy to make candles are made with soy wax and peppermint oil, for an all natural burn.
Cotton Wick, pre-waxed
Organic Soy Wax
Peppermint essential oil, undiluted
Prepare the Candle Holders
Start with clean jars. Using a hot glue gun, glue the bottom of the wick to the bottom of the jar. Using a toothpick or bamboo skewer, center the wick and wrap around twice to hold it in place. Set aside and let glue set.
Prepare the Wax
Using a double boiler, bring water to a boil in bottom pot. Lower to medium low heat to simmer. Add wax to top pot and place on double boiler. Stir slowly until all wax is dissolved. Remove from heat and add peppermint oil. Add more or less, depending on preference of fragrance strength.
Pour melted wax into jar. Allow to cool completely. Remove toothpick from wick and cut wick length to match top of the jar. Decorate and light or gift!