Candles Kits — A Creative and Sustainable Alternative

Jun 15, 2022WELL-BEING

Siblings Candle Kit

Few things soothe our senses like the calming glow and unique aroma of our favorite candles. I have candles in every room of our home. I light them when I’m overstimulated and need to channel calm. If candles are a part of your daily soothing ritual, you’re going to love the DIY candle kits I discovered. They’re a creative, sustainable and affordable alternative to mass-produced candles. And I’m completely obsessed.

DIY CANDLE KITS ANYONE CAN MAKE

The only downside to being a candle aficionado is the litany of jars left behind. We often buy more and more without contemplating the mounds of waste we produce. As I tossed yet another empty candle jar the other day, it occured to me there has to be a better way. As it turns out, there’s a much better way to do candles.

Contrary to what you might be thinking, DIY candle kits are a quick, simple, and mess-free process. I made three candles in less than ten minutes and it required no in-depth labor or messy clean-up. All you need is the candle kit, microwave, and empty container of your choice. It’s that simple. The hardest part of the DIY candle kit process is selecting a scent.

Siblings Candle Kits

The Siblings candle kits I discovered are a 100% natural blend of coconut and soy wax. The wax and fragrance are free of parabens, paraffin and phthalates. Each kit comes in a 10 oz. bag with lead-free cotton wicks and a wooden wick holder. The 10 oz. bag costs between $24-28. My favorite Siblings candle kit scent is Cardamom Sandalwood Vanilla. 

Etsy Candle Kits

The Etsy candle kits I discovered are soy wax. They come in two sizes:  8 oz. and 16 oz. They also include cotton wicks, but do not include a wick holder. You can use two pencils bound by rubber bands to hold the wicks in place. The large bag costs $16. The small bag costs $8. My favorite Etsy candle kit scent is Teakwood & Cardamom. 

To make your candle, the first step is to cut open the bag of wax and pop it in the microwave. While the wax is melting, adhere the wicks to your container. Then pour the melted wax into the prepared container and allow it to solidify. The candles I made from each bag were slow-burning and lasted for hours and hours. I haven’t burned them all and I’m already chomping at the bit to order more scents.

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“It’s better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.”

—Chinese Proverb

I’ve found I appreciate candles more when I make them myself. There’s something about hand-pouring the warm, scented wax into my favorite artisanal containers. I recommend you find a scent that lights your fire. Find some interesting containers that warm your soul. Flex those creative muscles. And while you enjoy the fruits of your labor, pat your sustainable self on the back for being less wasteful. Look at you go. You’re so damn lit.

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