Candle Making Adventures
I’m doing an online class on Candle Magick, it’s an area that fascinates me and I do a lot of workings with candles. Since it was a choose-your-own assignment I decided to make an Earth candle. This candle is to help me achieve my inner Earth power, work better with Earth energies and also to be able to transfer that energy to the garden (and also to connect me with Mother Nature and all her lovely earthy garden delights) in order to help my garden become abundant and new seeds to grow strong and healthy.
My ingredients were fairly standard, as was my equipment. Being an earth candle I went for green dye, earth herbs and a nice little hit of patchouli oil to give it a well rounded earthy scent. I used part paraffin wax and part beeswax. People may scoff slightly at the use of paraffin wax but I didn’t have much beeswax and eco palm and soy is not easy to track down. (I refuse to use straight soy or palm given its environmental implications). Paraffin is what I had on hand in the form of some old pillar candles.
I went old school, did nothing fancy, using a double boiler to melt the wax in an old drink can. This I then poured into the mould and let it set. It wasn’t quite smooth sailing because the top of the candle kept sinking. I eventually managed to get it mostly dipp-less at the top but it will definitely be a work in progress.
I really had a fantastic time making it, am quite enamoured of it actually. I have to make two more candles for the class but it is something I will definitely do more of!
P.S The candle smells absolutely gorgeous!