Hey y’all! I’m so excited to be sharing this DIY today. In fact, it might be my favorite DIY so far. It’s getting to be school time around our home, which means my husband is beginning to write lesson plans and label school supplies. I know for most mamas, its a bittersweet time. You’re excited for your babies to learn, and honestly maybe a bit of “me” time. But you know you’ll miss late morning snuggles and jetting off to the pool every day. With school approaching quickly, I was thinking about little gifts I’d love to give the teachers on their first day back. So the crayon candle was born! While I know most teachers have dozens of crayon art, but stay with me. This isn’t your ordinary crayon DIY.
Crayon Candle Ingredients:
- essential oil
Step 1: First, gather all of your ingredients. Choose which essential oils you would like to use. I used a mix of bright orange and grapefruit. Both oils small happy and fresh.
Step 2: Pour your beeswax into the votive. You will need to add more beeswax as it melts down in the crockpot, so make sure you keep it on hand. I highly recommend using beeswax because of it’s benefits. Beeswax purifies the air and burns longer than ordinary wax. You can find it at your health food store or on Amazon.
Step 3: Top with the color of crayons you want your candle to be. I used a mixture of peach and pinks to represent grapefruit.
Step 4: Place votive into crockpot and fill crockpot with one to two inches of water. It will take about three hours for your wax to meltdown
Step 5: Add 25 drops of your essential oil and stir.
Step 6: Next, add the wick.
Step 7: Finally, allow the candle to set for a minimum of two hours. This will allow the wax to cool and the wick to keep its place.
If there is something I can do by hand, I would much rather make it than buy it. When you make something, there is something simply soulful about it. While it’s usually easier to buy, I recommend taking the time to make it by hand. Because it can quickly turn into a lesson for your children, a passion uncovered, or a memory they will carry for a lifetime. My hope is that you find the same joy in making something and even greater joy when you are able to give it to someone.