EU Living Magazine v6 English - Page 21

Essential Oil-Infused Soy Candles SUPPLIES: • 426 g soy wax flakes for container candles (available at your local craft supply store) • glass bowl • saucepan • wooden spoon • sugar thermometer • dōTERRA™ essential oils of your choice • A wick trimmed to the size of the container • glass jar or other container • clothes-pin • scissors INSTRUCTIONS: 1. Melt soy wax flakes in a glass bowl over a pan of simmering water. Stir occasionally until wax is liquid and pourable. (You can also heat the wax in the microwave, at one-minute intervals until melted.) 2. Allow the liquid wax to cool to 49 C, then add 5-10 drops of your favourite essential oils. 3. Next, spoon a small amount of wax onto the centre of the bottom of the container. Dangle the wick into the container until it touches the wax, making sure you have enough wick at the top to hang over the end of the container. Hold the wick in place until the wax hardens, then pinch the top end of the wick with a clothes-pin and set the pin across the top of the container, keeping the wick centred and upright. 4. Stir the wax so that it is smooth and then slowly pour it into the container. Leave some room at the top. 5. Let the wax harden overnight. The next day, trim the wick, and your soy candle is complete. / 21