Rosemary Lavender is a beautiful cozy combination of fragrances that creates a lovely ambiance. A Winter Rosemary Lavender Candle is an enchanting way to release these two lovely aromas. The recipe found below will make 2- 8 ounce candles but can be multiplied to make more if you desire.
- 4 cups soy flakes
- 2 wicks with a metal base
- 20 drops Rosemary Fragrance Oil
- 20 drops Lavender Fragrance Oil
- 3/8 tsp dried rosemary per candle (optional)
- 3/8 tsp dried lavender per candle (optional)
- 2 jars glass or metal
skewer chop-stick, or a utensil for stirring the wax in the jar
- 2 large clothespins
- 2 washclothes or small towels. This isn't mandatory but helps the wax from cooling too fast which can cause shrinkage and cracks., one for each jar
- In a double-boiler (or large glass bowl on top of a pot filled with 1 cup of water), bring the water to a boil. Once the water is boiling, reduce the heat and add the soy flakes. Stir the soy flakes every minute, until they are reduced to a liquid. This process can take 5 minutes.
- Once the soy is liquified, turn off the heat and dip the metal ends of the wicks into the wax. Place the ends in the center of each candle jar, pressing the metal ends down with a skewer or chop-stick until set. The wax acts like glue, securing the metal end at the bottom of the candle jar.
- Once the metal end is set in the wax, gently straighten the wick and secure it at the mouth of the jar with a clothespin (resting on the jar).
- Very gently, pour the wax (it helps to use a bowl or measuring cup designed for pouring liquids), into each jar. Add the fragrance oils to the wax (this is done to avoid burning the oils during the cooking process). Add 10 drops of each oil on each side of the jar. If desired, add the teaspoon each of dried herb. Using the skewer or chopstick, gently stir the wax, fragrance oils, and herbs (if using).
- Wrap the jars in the dry washcloths, to prevent the wax from cooling too fast and shrinking or cracking. (This step isn't mandatory, but helps if you're concerned about cracks.)
- Let the candles sit for 24 hours, until fully set. Once set, remove the clothespins and washcloths, and trim the top of the wicks to 1 inch for your Winter Rosemary Lavender Candle.