How To Make Cereal Candles?
Are you tired of the same old candle scents and looking for a fun and unique twist on the classic home accessory? Look no further! You can transform your favourite real cereal into a candle with just a few simple materials and some creativity.
This blog post will take you through making your cereal candles, from gathering the necessary materials to pouring the wax and adding your chosen cereal. Whether you’re a popular cereal bowl candle maker or new to the game, this blog post will give you all the information you need to create your unique candle at home. So grab your favourite cereal, and let’s get started!
Steps To Make Cereal Candles
Following are the steps to make cereal candle:
1. Gather Your Materials
To make cereal candles, you’ll need soy wax flakes, a candle wick, your chosen cereal, a double boiler or microwave-safe bowl, essential oils (optional), and a glass jar or other container for the candle.
2. Melt The Wax
Place the soy wax flakes in a double boiler or microwave-safe bowl and melt them according to your chosen method. If using a double boiler, bring water to a boil and place the bowl with the wax flakes on top. If using a microwave, heat the wax in 30-second intervals, stirring between intervals, until the wax is fully melted.
3. Add The Cereal
Once the wax is melted, add a small handful of cereal and stir to combine. The amount of cereal you use will depend on your jar or container size.
4. Add The Wick
Place the wick in the centre of the jar or container and secure it with a small piece of tape. Make sure the wick is standing straight up and is centred.
5. Pour The Wax Mixture
Carefully pour the wax mixture over the cereal and wick it, ensuring it is evenly distributed.
6. Add Essential Oils (Optional)
If you’d like a scent to your candle, add a few drops of essential oils to the wax mixture before it hardens.
7. Let The Candle Harden
Allow the candle to sit undisturbed until it has hardened completely. This could take a few hours to a full day, depending on the size of your candle.
8. Trim The Wick
Once the candle has hardened, trim the wick to about ¼ inch. This will help the candle burn more efficiently.
And that’s it! With these simple steps, you’ll have your own unique and fragrant cereal candle to enjoy. Don’t be afraid to experiment with different types of cereal and essential oils to create your signature scent.
Tips And Tricks
Here are a few more tips and tricks to keep in mind while making your cereal candles:
1. Choose Your Cereal Wisely
Different cereals will give your candle different scents and appearances, so think about what you want your cereal bowl candle to smell and look like before selecting your cereal. For example, a fruity cereal like Fruity Pebbles will give your candle a sweet, fruity scent, while a savoury cereal like Chex will give it a more subtle, nutty scent.
2. Mix And Match
Don’t be afraid to get creative and mix different cereal pieces for a unique scent and appearance. For example, you could try mixing Fruity Pebbles and Chex for a fruity and nutty candle or combining different types of cereal bowl for a more complex recipe for cereal pop.
3. Add Color
If you want your candle to have a pop of Color, add a few drops of food colouring to the wax mixture before pouring it into the jar or container. Just be sure to use a non-toxic food colouring, as the wax may come into contact with skin or be ingested if the candle is used as food.
4. Get The Right Size Container
Make sure the container you choose for your candle is heat-resistant and large enough to hold the wax and cereal. You don’t want the wax to overflow or the cereal too crowded.
With these tips and tricks in mind, you’ll be well on your way to creating beautiful and fragrant cereal candles that will impress your friends and family. Happy candle-making!
Smell is one of the human senses which can flow through the whole body. I am the Founder of NeoCandle.com where we talk all about scented candles. Known as Candace the Candle Girl, I know pretty much all there is to know about scented candles. I make and sell them on Etsy and Ebay – so be sure to ask if you have any burning questions 🙂 (pun intended 😉 )