Hey Bulkers! Here’s an easy recipe to make a summery candle that will fill your home with the sun and sand vibes of the beach.
Can’t escape for a sandy getaway? No worries. We’ve been loading up on summer recipes to bring the beach home.
It’s also absolutely easy-peasy to make!
One or more cute mason jars
Wooden skewer, popsicle stick, etc. (something to stabilize the wick)
Before you start melting the wax flakes, you’ll want to prep the jar and wick so that they’re ready to go when it’s time to pour the hot wax. This is where the wooden skewer (or whatever you have on hand that’s similar) comes into play. Using a tiny bit of hot wax, a spot of hot glue, or a glue dot, secure the metal end of the wick to the inside of the jar. Once you’ve centered and adhered the wick, wrap or fold the long portion over the skewer. This will help prevent it from falling into the hot wax as you pour and will keep it centered as the candle cools.
Melt the wax slowly over medium-high heat using a double boiler or similar setup. When deciding on how much wax to melt for your container, remember that the wax will shrink by half. My container held roughly 2 cups of dry wax flakes, so I melted down about 4 cups to fill the jar.
CAREFULLY pour the wax into the jar(s) that you have prepared. To make the transfer easier, I used a small kitchen funnel when pouring to avoid spills and messes.
Next, you’ll need to add fragrance to the melted wax. Using a pipette, I added the Sun & Sand fragrance oil by drops. You can adjust the strength of the scent to suit your preference, but a general rule of thumb for essential oils and candle wax is 1 teaspoon per pound of wax. I like my candles STRONG so I error on the heavier side of things when scenting my candles.
Allow the wax to cool completely, trim the wick, and enjoy!