Learn how to make your own soy candles with hidden crystals!
Crystals have the ability to emit energy frequencies and what better event to place that into practice, Summer Solstice! We think these DIY crystal candles are a great activity for any summer solstice party or celebration. It’s a good idea to do some research before picking a stone but even if you just like the color, go for it!
Cover your work station with plastic wrap to make for easier cleanup, if you get wax on anything just use some hot water to scrub.
- Our Vanilla Soy Candle Making Kit
- Dried herbs/petals
- Essential Oils (if you want an additional scent)
- Bonus if you have a hairdryer
First, you will prepare the container and wick by using a tiny piece of putty to place at the bottom of the container, place wick and press firmly. A clothespin or two popsicle sticks can be used to hold your wick in place.
An alternative to a double boiler is to use a heat-proof measuring cup and place in microwave for 1 minute. Keep heating in 1-minute intervals until the wax is fully melted.
After heating your wax to the appropriate temperature, this is the time to add your favorite scent, whether it be essential oils or a perfume/cologne.
Pick out some of your favorite herbs or flower petals to place in the candle along with your crystals.
After pouring the wax into your chosen vessel, wait a few minutes and start strategically placing herbs or petals into the wax. They will start to sink, this is normal, so as you candle burns, the herbs/petals will still be visible. Be sure to leave about a ½ inch in diameter from the wick, free of any dried herbs. This ensures a safe burn where the flame will only have contact with the wax. As the wax is hardening, continue to place the petals on top.
Crystal & Essential Oil Combinations
Use your favorite crystals or stones to place on top to add some extra magic. Be sure to place on top while the wax is still melty but starting to get firm. If crystals start to sink, remove them and let the wax cool a bit longer. If cracking happens, do not fret! A hair dryer can be used to remelt the candle or you can pour any leftover wax on top to smooth out.
Wait a few hours for the wax to fully set, then go ahead and light them up!
Creativity – Citrine and Sandalwood
Inspiration – Labradorite and Lemon
Relaxation – Amethyst and Lavender
Romance – Rose Quartz and Ylang Ylang
Wisdom – Jade and Peppermint
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