Make sure that your essential oils and the herbs you use smell similarly.
First you will need to gather all of your ingredients and lay them out neatly.
Take your candle holders and fill them with soy wax and as many colour tablets as you desire. The more you add, the darker your candles will be.
Put them in the mircowave (as long as they are not metal - if your holders are metal, melt the wax in a pot over boiling water double broiler style) and melt everything together. You will need to add more and more wax as you go along because melted soy wax yields much less than the flakes. Stir until mixed.
Add your herbs/fruit peel pieces and your oils. Mix again.
Add your essential oils, as much as you feel is necessary. Mix again.
Drop in your wick, making sure to place it in the centre of your holder. You can balance it and hold it in place as the wax hardens by laying a butter knife over the top of your candle holder and balancing the wick against it. (If it is a bit off centre, though, no one will be able to tell.)
(Optional) You can line up whole herbs against the edges of the mould and they will dry along the edges and make lovely decorations.
Let the wax harden.
Trim the wick.
Ta da! Your candles are ready! Make sure to make them with good intentions and feel free to carve sigils into the top.
so for vegan cheese eaters out there, i know Daiya is super popular! but i have found that bags of Daiya tend to run a little on the pricey side when they’re not on sale (and even then!) and not everyone has the spoons or the time to make their own vegan cheese, so!!
in comes: trader joe’s vegan mozarella shreds!
ingredients-wise, it seems pretty similar to Daiya (canola oil, coconut, no soy, etc.) and melts and stretches almost BETTER than Daiya, for at least a dollar or two less and i think the bag generally has a bit more than Daiya shreds. i used them tonight on a frozen veggie pizza from TJ’s and they worked perfectly! as far as storing and the like, the bag does say not to freeze, but after a quick google search, it seems that others have frozen the bags and not had any issues!
best of luck to you all and enjoy your vegan cheese! :)
This particular scent is called “Home Sweet Home”, and as soon as you pop the container open you will understand why. This is a very warm, spicy scent that has a cinnamon base. Home Sweet Home is the perfect scent for the cooler months. Unlike many soy tarts, this scent isn’t too feminine, and will be at home in a man’s space. If you enjoy Home Sweet Home, (and who doesn’t?), you can also get this scent in a candle.