Each month, I receive a box in the mail with all the supplies for a new craft. From jewelry making to crochet baskets to watercolor, you get to try new things and make new skills. If this box wasn’t made for me I don’t know who it’s for. I always love getting it in the mail, it’s nice to have something to look forward to each month. This month is Scent Blending with Hand Poured Candles. The host is P.F. Candle Co. and their amber jars are gorgeous.
This box came with so much stuff, I feel spoiled! I decided to do a little box review for the friends and family who have been interested in The Crafter’s Box! This month’s box contains:
- Three soy wax flakes portioned out for three candles
- Three amber jars and brass lids
- Aluminum wax pouring pitcher
- Bergamot, Rosemary, and Sandalwood oils
- Cotton wicks with wick stickers
- Three fragrant blotter strips
- Candy Thermometer
- Three wooden clothespins to hold the wick in place
- Labels for candles
I placed the wicks inside the jars and then learned some tips on fragrance blending. There are three types of fragrances: top note, heart note, and base note. I learned that top note is what you smell first, the heart note what you smell while the candle is burning, and base note is what you smell in the room afterward. Pretty cool, I had no idea! Bergamot is a top note, rosemary is the heart note, and Sandalwood is a base note. We had enough fragrance/essential oil to use on all three candles and I still have a bit left over! I decided to mix two together three different ways: B + R, B + S, and R + S.
You take those soy wax flakes and melt them in a pot of water. At 180º it is ready to mix the oils which it only needs a tablespoon for the size I was given. The bag was about 200 grams of soy wax flakes.
Once it cools to 140º, I pour slowly into the jar and then clasp the wick with a clothespin to stay in the middle.
It only takes a few hours to harden but it’s recommended to leave them for 24 hours.
I love how you can see the drying process in these photos as I finished them one at a time. They all smell so good but I think my favorite is the Bergamot + Rosemary mix. A lot of the supplies you can find straight off Amazon (see below!). You can also just buy a candle at their website. It’s so simple to make and just a few things you need, I’m excited to see what mixes people make! What are your favorite candle scents?