So in comes the little DIY-er in me! I purchased all the necessary bits and pieces (e.g., wicks, jars, soy wax, fragrance) from Aussie Candle Supplies. Shipping was reasonable and didn't take too long to get to me in Melbourne from Perth. The site has instruction sheets that tell you how to make your own candle. Turns out making a candle isn't as simple as melt the wax, add in your fragrance and pour. You have to work out the % of fragrance load that your wax, your pouring temperature, melting temperature etc.
This was my second attempt at making a candle. The first time I made a candle I used only 1 wick but I found that it didn't burn nice and evenly. Candle-making is all about trial and error I've found. I will make a more detailed blog post after I work out the best method with my supplies. The one burning here is Hot Fudge Brownie which smells amazing! I purchased this fragrance from Live in Spirit - a candle supply shop here in Melbourne.
Now that I've had a taste for making candles I want to make more in all different scents! I think I have a new addiction...
Have you ever tried making your own candles before?