posted on Mar, 20 2009 @ 01:20 AM
Originally posted by fullmoonfairy
reply to post by cnichols
Still working on the best smelling candle I can make.
Try using some of your favorite perfume.
I make great sand candles, and they're really quite cheap and easy.
Fill a cardboard box about 3/4 th of the way full with CLEAN sand (prevents sand fleas), take an empty plastic bowl (cereal, butter, etc.), push the
bowl down in sand to create a hollow area, and fill it with melted parafin wax. Next, tie the wick you made from repeatedly dipping normal string in
the melted wax until it has several coats of wax (do this before pouring wax into sand depression), to a stick that will lie across the top of the box
(with the wick extending well down into the bottom of the depression). Allow the wax to cool and harden, cut the wick to desired length, and then dig
it out of the sand.
You will have a nice LONG LASTING candle. I've had the wick last for several years. The candle will also last for several years, provided that it is
not spilled while it is still melted after a use.
I have also been known to use my finger to create legs for the candles, and if spaced correctly, will be quite stable.
Another feature I've been known to add is glitter to the sand and mixing it in well before pouring the wax. This will make a beautiful candle.
I've also sometimes added pieces of broken crayons to the wax while melting it, and you can make just about any color you would wish for. You can
also make swirled colors with this method.
[edit on 20-3-2009 by ShadowEyes]