Have you ever tried your own candles? If not, you're in for a surprise when you find out how simple they are to make! This recipe and tutorial for a beeswax candle in a homemade pressed flower jar is the ultimate cottagecore gift.
These natural beeswax candles in our home are an instant mood booster. These pretty lit homemade candles and their soothing scent inhibit the feelings of relaxation that I crave when it's cold outside or just a hectic day.
The calming atmosphere they create is perfect for any situation; whether you're reading something before bedtime to make sure your mind slows down from all its racing thoughts or looking at them while sipping on tea if you feel like there isn't time enough to stop and enjoy life! They are so pretty and simple to make that you will love giving them as a gift.
A year ago, I decided to break up with most candles. With two little ones in our home and a new baby boy, I don’t think lighting those candles would have been a healthy choice. Which brings me to now. A soap making, shea butter slinging, lip balm designing mama, who laughed with my hubby last night as we stood over the stove making our own candles. “How did we turn into these crunchy people?”It took me months to dive in and make these amazing beeswax candles. I figured:
- it must be impossibly hard since beeswax candles are so hard to come by
- they wouldn’t burn properly, evenly. Somehow they would be failures, and I’d have wax everywhere for no reason.
However, I was totally wrong, and it was mess-free, took minutes, and the outcome was and beautiful—a true pleasure to burn. I actually probably never need to rebuy another candle; between this brand new candle making skill ( and we can’t ignore my newish love for diffusing scents ), who needs “winter” candles? Not this lady.
The dangers of burning traditional store bought scented candles:
I know, I know. You don’t want to give up your candles and don’t want to hear it. I was SO there. But there are several concerning ingredients in candles that made them toxic. Artificial fragrance added to candles are toxic.
Phthalates are a major cause of many problems, including reduced sperm count and cancer. There have even been some studies linking fetal exposure to autism or other neurological disorders such as ADHD.
Phthalates in artificial fragrance can affect the delicate endocrine system and reduce sperm count; they've also been linked to cancers among people who use them on themselves too often! Not only that, but there's evidence suggesting children exposed during their mother’s pregnancy could be at risk for developing illnesses like attention deficit disorder (ADHD) or developmental disabilities later in life. Source.
When I read about these dangers of fragrance I could never bring myself to buy another product that had fragrance again.
I really used to love a special fragrant candle called “winter,” a pine, clementine, and clove combination. To me, the scent was Christmas, all wrapped up in three little wicks. Now, of course, I know I can get the same winter scents I love by diffusing essential oils or making a candle instead. Head this page to learn more about the essential oils we use.
Don't be mislead by misleading marketing in "aromatherapy" candles. Just look at the ingredients online. They are extremely toxic.