Channeling my Inner Martha

This past weekend, I channeled my inner Martha Stewart. I decided that I wanted to have a go at making one of my favorite items...candles. Candles are one of my favorite gift items. I give them for housewarmings, teacher gifts, and pretty much everything else. I give them mostly because I love receiving them, but they are pricey and not something I usually buy for myself. My favorite candles are in the $50-$60 range. Sooo, I thought I would MAKE my own- save some money and have some fun!

The process was really easy. I watched a quick video on YouTube about making soy candles, and tried to follow it... wasn't perfect, but I really enjoyed it!

Here's what went down in my kitchen, all while my husband watched the UCLA game...

All my supplies were bought them at Michaels, which was convenient... but not cost efficient. Next time, I will buy in bulk online.

one pound of wax melting down. 

one pound of wax melting down. 

I bought lavender essential oil at the grocery store to add as fragrance. as you can see, i did not do a great job with keeping the wick straight. practice makes perfect, next time i will get it :)

I bought lavender essential oil at the grocery store to add as fragrance. as you can see, i did not do a great job with keeping the wick straight. practice makes perfect, next time i will get it :)

the final product. I printed lables at home

the final product. I printed lables at home

it works!

it works!