I don’t very often make my own candles, but I’m definitely inspired by these. They are so pretty, and you can use anything seasonal that you like and make as gifts – or just to use yourself. Take a look at this article, on Adventures in Making, which uses lavender and chocolate mint from the garden – but you could substitute any dried herbs or flowers (or fruit).
I decided to make my own Pressed Herb Candles using lavender and chocolate mint from my garden.
Since the pressed herbs are more for decoration rather than scent, I added in my favorite essential oil, Lavandin (a cross between true lavender and spike lavender). I can’t get over how beautiful these candles turned out and I love filling my home with the sweet scent of lavender even after summer has ended.
- Glass jars
- 1 block of beeswax (I used 1 1/2 blocks to make two candles)
- Pressed flowers or herbs (100% dry)
- Clean empty tin can and a saucepan
- 1 old paintbrush (you can throw away afterwards)
- An old knife
- Cutting board
The article comes with easy instructions, including photographs of each step. See the full article at AdventuresInMaking.com
Lovely image from the same article.