1 or 2 bags of wax (Wal-Mart sells it in the Arts & Craft section
of the store)
Thin candle wicks
Candle dye (the color called for. Crayons work good)
A small bowl
Essential oil (the type called for)
A large pot and a small can ( a coffee can works well; the taller
the longer your taper will be; a tall,
thin can, slightly longer than the
length you desire your candles to be,
Baking soda (for fire safety)
1 wooden spoon
Follow the steps below to make the candle:
Step One: Melting
Fill the large pot about 1/3 full of water. Place on high heat
until boiling. Place the wax in the can, and set the can into the pot of
boiling water. Turn the heat down to medium. Watch the wax as it's melting.
It may burst into flames over high heat. If it does throw the baking soda
on it to but it out.
Step Two: Empowering the Spices
While the wax is melting, place the spices into the bowl. Mix
them together, empower them as you visualize your magical goal.
Step Three: Coloring
Check the wax. For best results, you should have at least 6
inches of melted wax. If not add more. Add a few chunks of the candle dye
or crayon to the wax and mix it with the wooden spoon. Stir until the wax
is evenly colored. The finished, dried candles will be a shade or two lighter
than the color of the melted wax. So if you want it darker add more dye.
Step Four: Add the Spices
Once the wax has been tinted, sprinkle the spices onto the wax
with your projective hand. Dust off your hand over the wax. Add eight to
sixteen drops of the essential oil. Stir all of that in with the wooden
Step Five: Dipping it
Begin dipping. Hold a length of the cotton wicking between your
thumb and forefinger. Dunk it into the wax. It will probably just float
at the surface the first few times you do this. HINT: Before dipping
again, lift the wicking completely from the melted wax, allow the wax on
the wicking to set, and re-dip. Repeat this till the candle is a fat as
you want it.
Step Six: Drying
Hang the candle up when it is the proper width to dry in a spot
so it will not be touched. Test the candle after 20 or so minutes. The
wax should be have set but still be warm. YOU MUST BE SURE IT HASN'T
COMPLETELY HARDENED BEFORE THE NEXT STEP.
Step Seven: Smoothing
Smooth out waxed paper on a counter or table. Lay the candle
on the paper and gently roll it back and forth. This straightens the taper.
Step Eight: Finishing It Up
Now cut off the cone at the bottom of the candle with a knife.
Dip the taper into the melted wax again and sit it some where to dry. And