DIY Pressed Herb Candles

Inspired by a love for aromatherapy, I decided to do some research on herb candles, and make my own DIY pressed herb candle using sprigs from each of my Three Co. liveBlends.
For this project, you will need: beeswax, soy wax, mason jar, rosemary leaves, and essential oils. Gift these creative candles or burn them in the comforts of your own home, either way, you're going to love it!
Here's how it works:
Materials (makes two 8oz candles):
  •  1/2 lb beeswax
  • 1/2 lb soy wax
  • #2 medium candle wick
  • Metal tabs
  • Glue dots
  •  Essential oils (maker's choice - I used lavender and lemon to pair with the rosemary leaves)
  •  Pressed rosemary sprigs
  •  2 8oz canning jars
Additional Tools
  • Metal wax pitcher (or tin can)
  • Saucepan (to create a double broiler)
  • Craft paintbrush
  • Pliers
  • Clothespins
  • Popsicle stick
  • Tea towel
Pinch off sprigs of rosemary (or your herb of choice), and place between a heavy book for about a week. The sprigs should be flat and dry.
Note: you may need to cut the sprigs so that they sit about an inch below the rim of the jar.
Create your essential oil blend -- you can use one or multiple. This specific recipe calls for 300 drops, but you can add or take away depending on the potency you are trying to establish.
Now it's time to mix it all together!
  • Create a double boiler using a saucepan with an inch or two of water and a metal pitcher or tin can
  • Place the wax into the pitcher and let melt completely
  • While the wax is melting, use tongs to dip the rosemary sprigs into the melted wax and then place against the side of the jar
  • Use a paintbrush to brush melted wax over the rosemary to hold it in place
  • Cut your wick to size and use pliers to attach a metal tab, then add a glue dot to the bottom and place into the center of your jar
  • Use clothespins to secure the wick and keep it centered
  • Once your wax is melted, remove from the pan and use a popsicle stick to stir in the essential oils
  • Then pour the wax into each prepared jar. Let dry
  • Wrap the outside of the jars in a dish towel and set aside to set. Cooling slowly and completely will create the best looking candles
  • Allow candles to cure for 48 hours
Here comes the best part!

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