From time to time we all feel like spending an evening with a scented candle. Be that our bedroom or a bathroom, temporarily converted into a private SPA. Today we’ve got a collection of designer candles you wouldn’t even dare to blow.
Most of candles available on the market are made of either paraffin or bee wax. Their ecological substitutes are soya candles that you can easily make yourself at home.
#1 A handmade vanilla candle looking like a fried egg
#2 An orange scented salmon candle in a tin
#3 An elegant Venus
#4 A tiny candle with a stand and matches
#5 As the candles burn, they unveil human-shaped figurines
#6 Highly realistic hands ready to catch fire
#7 Candles shaped like paper boats that can float on water
#8 Melting wax bares a cat skeleton
#9 A candle casting a shadow on the wall
#10 Wonderfully colorful candles looking like tubes of marble
#11 Intricately made candle which certainly makes a fantastic decoration
#12 A candle egg that many would mistake with a real one
#13 These candles do look delicious
#14 A perfect gift for a fan of snooker
Soya candles are an interesting, eco-friendly, non-toxic and biodegradable alternative to traditional wax and paraffin products. Moreover, they do not cause headaches, they are safe for children and pregnant women. They do not generate smoke, either. They are widely available on the market but you can also make one yourself.
How to make a soya candle
#1 Melt soya wax in water or in a microwave,
#2 Wait about 10 minutes until it gets slightly cloudy. Then add a few drops of your favorite scented oil, dried flower petals or spices (pieces of cinnamon stick, anise stars, pepper, cardamom, cloves)
#3 Put the wick on the bottom, attached to a stick and pour the wax. Remember that the wax can’t be too hot. It will be ready when it begins to get solid.
#4 When the candle is cold, cut the wick and light the candle.