Making Candles today!

Making and dressing candles today, a lot cheaper than buying beeswax ones, plus its relaxing. The pink mat is the silicone dough rolling mat I got from Wish, one side I use for rolling pie dough or making bread. It sticks to a surface and does not move, and is easily washed love it.! I I get my wax from Amazon…

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One day I’m going to learn how to roll candles. For now, I just recycle my tealight tins and create new candles that way.

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So easy this is my first time and so much cheaper than buying. Quite relaxing too.

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That’s great! Do you have any recommendations for a candle wax brand?

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I have quite a lot of wax rests from burnt out candles (mainly from those scented candles that come in a glass jar). Could I just melt it all together to make new candles? It seems like such a waste to just throw it out…

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Yes you can. Put your candles in a double boiler, or in a pan that is sitting in another. Put water in both pans, turn it on low to melt the wax…then you can add it all to one mixture and reuse

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Magic Cabin Beeswax Candle Rolling Kit with Decorating Ideas, in Bright Colors

by Magic Cabin

This is the one I got, but they have several this is the first time I have ever rolled candles, it is so easy, the heat from your hands softens it.

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Absolutely! You just need candle wicks :slight_smile: I do this all the time with my leftover candle bits and tea light tins.

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Thanks for the tips, I’ll have to try it soon :blush:
and @MeganB, what do you do with the tea light tins? Do you just reuse them again to hold the new tea lights? I always feel bad because using tea lights often (which I do) generates quite a bit of waste…

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wash them out (tealights) smudge and refill! OR you can use them on top of charcoal to slowing smoke resins…

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That’s exactly what I do @christine4! There’s no need for all those tins to go to waste, especially if you buy the big bag like I do…because tealights are what I use most often. Also! If they are the aluminum tealight tins and you don’t want to reuse them, you can get the wax out of them, and then the aluminum is recyclable!

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