You probably know what a candle smells like, but roses? Yes, roses. Roses are one of the oldest scented floral species, and they have been around for thousands of years.
Traditionally, rose scented candles are made by dipping the ends of wicks into the petals of real roses. The scent is then released when the wick is lit.
However, rose scented candles are extremely expensive to make, so you can try making your own rose scented candle for less.
Rose scented candles are not only great to make, but they also smell great, and they’re perfect for any occasion.
But how do you know which method to be used to make rose scented candles? Well, this article will help you find the right method to make rose scented candles.
Making candles yourself is actually really easy. Plus, it’s a way to re-use those candle containers that you’ve burned to the bottom. Just scrape out the leftover wax and boom!
- Rose scented oil
- A pot
- Candle wax (like beeswax or paraffin wax)
- Containers or mold
Now, while making candles can be a fun, relaxing and creative pastime, it can also be a dangerous one if you are not careful.
While candles are relatively safe – the majority of candle-related injuries happen in the manufacturing process, like spills, burns and cuts.
You need to be extra careful during the candle making process, as you never know what things could go wrong.
Lets get started:
- Clean your container or mold then attach the wick securely.
- Measure the wax then prepare the double boiler.
- Melt the wax(stir well) in a pot. Then once the wax melted, add the rose scented oil and mixed well.
- Next, pour into your container or mold slowly.
- Let it cool!
How to make easy rose scented oil?
Rose scented oil is a sweet treat that can be made with all the ingredients you need to make an entire batch in less than five minutes.
Rose scented oil is perfect to use as a room fragrance, or to add to homemade soaps, lotions, candles, or other personal care products.
Here’s the simple steps:
1. Heat up a pot of water.
2. While waiting, pick 2-3 roses then shred it into small pieces.
3. Once the water boiling turn off the heat.
4. Get a molding jar. Next is to pour a cup of oil ( you can use olive oil or jojoba oil).
5. Then add the shredded rose petal into a jar. Mixed well.
6. Cover the jar and place it into the hot pot of water, it will help to release scent from the rose petals.
7. Once cool down, remove the jar and let it sit for a day.
Benefits of making DIY candles
Making candles is a beautiful craft that can be enjoyed by both children and adults. Although your first candle may be a rudimentary nub, the process of making and decorating candles will allow you to step up your candle-making skills.
Once you’ve mastered the basics and worked your way through the various types of waxes, you can start getting creative.
You can experiment with scents and colors to create unique candles that will add a certain amount of flair to your home.
There are many things you can do with candles that you wouldn’t necessarily think of. Candles are a great way to create ambiance in your home. Their beauty is often overlooked but, in reality, they add a great deal to any room.
To care a candle is to give it enough care to make it last as long as possible. It is possible to care candles without them burning out on you, but it is also possible to burn them out quickly.
So we are going to give you some tips and tricks on how to care Candle:
1. Store Candles in a cool dark place.
Store candles in an airtight container to prevent damage from oxidation. (Oxidation can cause the wax to harden and fall out of the candle.)
If possible, store candles in a cool, dark place. If you must store candles near a heat source (such as a fireplace or a heater), store them away from flammable materials.
2. Keep out of direct sunlight.
Store your candles as soon as you buy them. Why? Our candle wax begins to harden as soon as it is exposed to air mostly to the sun.
If you leave the candle standing or under the sun(especially in a warm or hot room), it will dry out and begin to crack in the center, making it look cheap.
3. Don’t let the wick touch the container.
This is because candles have a tendency to wick away from the wick during a burn, which means that over time, the wick tends to get closer and closer to the container, and eventually it touches the bottom of the container.
Worse than that, wicks can break off from the container, which means that the wick remains even hotter, and it could potentially cause it to burst, which could be disastrous.
4. Use a cotton pad to wipe off the wax after using the candle.
Wax melts can often leave a sticky residue on your candles, and have a tendency to melt the wax itself. Wax melts are also hard to clean, which can cause your house to smell very bad.
If you want to get the wax off your cotton pads without it leaving any burn marks, all you need to do is use a bit of fabric softener. Just wet the cotton pad and wipe it across the wax.
Then, wipe the excess wax off the cotton pad with your fingers and throw it away.
Kirsten Carter is a freelance content writer who specialises in writing about travel, technology and health. When she’s not traveling between her home of Tanzania and England, she writes for her blog Rightminded Travelling and features on a variety of different travel and technology sites.