How to Make Aromatic Candles for Christmas

Candles for Christmas: The candles used to be a more decorative element that we know today. The Roman soldiers used them to feed themselves since they were made with animal fat. Some years ago they had to light the spaces, but with the arrival of kerosene and later electricity, the candles were left to decorate and aromatize our homes and can even be a nice gift on special occasions, especially if it is homemade, that’s why at earlyintime.com we show you how to make aromatic candles for Christmas.

Candles for Christmas
Aromatic Candles for Christmas

How to Make Aromatic Candles for Christmas

Steps to follow:

1. Making candles is a very simple process where you can use your creativity not only to decorate your home but to give on special occasions. Next, you will find the ingredients to make aromatic candles for Christmas , remember that you can adapt them to your taste not only in colors but in aromas:
  • Paraffin
  • Paraffin pigment
  • Stearin or stearic acid
  • Wick or wicks
  • Oil
  • A mold to give the shape you want to your candles
  • Aromatic essences, can be: pine, cinnamon, vanilla, apple, tangerine
  • A spatula or wooden spoon
  • A container to melt the wax

All these products can be obtained in craft stores or bookstores.

Candles for Christmas
Aromatic Candles for Christmas
2. Place the paraffin in a container, preferably used, and boil in a bain-marie byplacing a larger container with water and the other on top. Let it melt completely and stir with the wooden spoon. Once melted add the stearin. It is recommended to place 10% stearin for 1 kg of paraffin.
Candles for Christmas
Aromatic Candles for Christmas
3. To the previous mixture add the paraffin pigment of the color you want and also add the essence of your preference. Stir until the color is mixed. Additionally, prepare the molds and place a thin layer of oil so that later it is easier to remove the candle.
Candles for Christmas
Aromatic Candles for Christmas
4. Before pouring the mixture in the mold place the wick in the center of and tie it to a pencil to hold it and avoid burning, put it on top of the mold. Pour the wax into the bowls very slowly to prevent air bubbles from forming and let it fall right where the wick is. Wait until the mixture becomes solid.
Candles for Christmas
Aromatic Candles for Christmas
5. Let the candle dry and cool well and then take it out of the mold and you’ll have your scented candles to decorate at Christmas . Candles are a very versatile decoration element, if you want to know how to use these scented candles to decorate your spaces at Christmas, we recommend this article about how to decorate with candles .
Candles for Christmas
Aromatic Candles for Christmas

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