making candles with mom

Over the last few weekends my mom and I have been making candles together for fun. She used to make them all the time when I was younger so we decided to start back up again and rekindle the flame! 

There are soooo many supplies that you need for candle making, it's insane! I'm sure there are different alternatives to what we have pictured (we've seen clothespins for wick holders and stuff) but my mom just found all of the supplies at Candle Science!

Also, if you have any old candle containers that you think are pretty but sadly have no more life in them, you can re-use them! I had a few Anthropologie candles that i loved and my mom taught me how to make new candles out of them! All you have to do is stick the old candle in boiling water. The pot doesn't have to be filled, just enough to warm the bottom of the candle. Once its boiling, stick your candle in there! In about 30 seconds to a minute, the bottom will be melted and all you have to do is scrape/pour the rest of the old wick/candle out of the container! We did this with some of my moms old Bath & Body Works candles too and it worked like a charm!

We've been doing this for a few weekends, testing different things like wax, fragrance, different wicks. This past weekend I started playing around with scent! I mixed three different scents (which are still setting as I speak). Hopefully they smell nice. I tried a grapefruity-woodsy fragrance, it'll be.. different! haha

There's a couple of kinks for us to work through but once we figure out our scent/wax/wick ratios I'm totally going to do a tutorial on here! Let me know what you think in the comments!