Mollie Makes - - Introducin­g -


Glass jar Veg­etable short­en­ing Beeswax Can­dle wick Tin can Small saucepan Mask­ing tape Wooden skewer Es­sen­tial oils Dried petals, fruits or spices 01 Us­ing your tin can, weigh out roughly the same amount of short­en­ing in grams as your glass jar holds in ml. Work out 10% of the quan­tity and add this amount in beeswax to the can, e.g. a 200ml jar needs 200g short­en­ing and 20g beeswax.

02 Place the tin in a pan of hot wa­ter and sim­mer on a low heat un­til the short­en­ing and beeswax have com­pletely melted. Stir well with a wooden skewer, mak­ing sure no wa­ter gets into the tin.

03 To pre­pare your jam jar, glue the wick to the base of jar, then stick a strip of tape across the top. Thread the wick through to keep it cen­tred and up­right.

04 Once the wax has melted, re­move from the heat and stir in your cho­sen fra­grance blend – use roughly 30-50 drops.

05 Care­fully pour the wax into the jam jar and leave for 5-10 min­utes. As the wax starts to har­den, add in your se­lec­tion of dried petals, fruits, spices or berries, push­ing them down into the wax us­ing a wooden skewer.

06 Leave to set in a cool place, then re­move the tape and cut the wick back to 1cm ( "). When you first light your can­dle, wait for the whole of the sur­face to melt be­fore ex­tin­guish­ing it to en­sure it burns evenly each time. Au­thor Rachelle Blon­del lives to make, be it a coat, can­dles, or bread. Her lat­est project, R:itual, cel­e­brates the beauty in the ev­ery­day – find her on In­sta­gram @rachelle­blon­del.

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