Winter is fast approaching, cozy up with a good book and light up a candle you made yourself! Teens can pick up a winter candle-making kit from the teen space or from the green creation station outside the library.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 4 oz. tin w/wick placed
  • 1 bag of of soy wax chips
  • 1 vial peppermint or vanilla oil
  • 2 paper cups

OTHER ITEMS YOU’LL NEED:

  • microwave
  • something to stir with
  • scissors (for trimming wick)
  • oven mitt

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. pour wax chips into a doubled-up paper cup
  2. microwave for 20 seconds at a time, until the wax begins to soften
  3. stir wax with a coffee stirrer or plastic spoon
  4. continue microwaving in 20-second increments, stirring in between, until the wax is uniformly liquid
  5. keeping wick steady, pour the wax into candle tin, up to the beveled line near the top
  6. pour in the essential oil and mix
  7. let sit for 24 hours and then trim wick to about 1/4″