We are candle people at our house. We usually have at least one candle burning at any given time of the day....bathrooms, kitchen, living areas. I like the scented ones. They help remove cooking smells from the air and freshen up the house. And because we tend to go through a lot of candles we decided that we could probably make our own candles so ....
For Matt's birthday I bought him a candle making kit. I bought it online from Lone Star Candle Supply. There are a lot of other great candle supply stores but we found this one to be affordable and great for a beginner! The kit came with the wax, molds, wicks, instructions and some sample colors and scents.
The kids decided that they wanted to make some green colored coconut lime verbana scented votives. They helped with the measuring of the wax, the scents and the colors. I was surprised at how easy the process was and how little mess we made considering we had so many "helpers".
We melted the ingredients in a double boiler on the stove and then Matt poured the melted wax into the molds.