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Making a Cinnamon Scented Candle
If you are looking for a simple gift for someone try making a Cinnamon scented candle. It is easy to do and almost everyone likes the scent of cinnamon! If you choose not to use cinnamon then feel free to use the essential oil that fancies you! You will need the items listed to the right.
You will need...
- an old jelly or candle jar
- a wick
- candle coloring
- essential oils
- a ribbon or other embelishment
- cinnamon sticks
The container you will need should be glass so you can see the cinnamon sticks in it. You can use an old jelly jar or any other jar that has a lid. I suggest you can recycle your candle jars too. Take your cinnamon sticks and place them along side the inside of the jar. You may need ot cut them. You may have to secure them with tape until the wax is poured into it. Prepare your jar by placing the wick inside and securing it with a wicking needle. If you do not have a wicking needle than may I suggest tying the end of it to a pencil and placing the pencil on top of the jar. Take your wax and melt it in a double boiler. Once the wax is melted and clear then add a few drops of your essential oil. The amount of essential oil depends upon the size of your candle(s). Also add your coloring. Once these are mixed pour the mixture into your prepared jar. Let Jar cool.
Variety and Embishments
Some variations on the candle can include adding texture. If you can find a paper box similar to was milk cartons used to be like you can use that to be a mold. Prepare as above except add ice cubes. The wax will melt the cubes but also harden around the ice. this will create hole in the candle that will be uniform and pretty. Just be aware if you do this then you will not have much candle to burn.
For a different twist you can add different things to the cinnamon sticks. You can add any dried fruit or leaves. Just be ware the the hot wax will bring out the scent. You may want to try placing dried apples or some aromatic herbs around the inside of the jar.
Feel free to decorate the jar with a lacy ribbon and tie cinnamon sticks to it for presentation. Also you can add other things form your craft store you may find personal. There are plenty of things in the scrapbooking aisle that can be added to the jar. Instead of ribbon tie a bow with Raffia.