How to Make Fresh Herbal Candles in a Crockpot

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For this batch, I chose lavender, patchouli, lemon verbena and rosemary from my garden.

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Soy candle chips (from Michael's).

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I collected various jars, washed and sanitized them.

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Tear up a bunch of herbs and place in the jar.

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Tonight's mix: lavender, patchouli, lemon verbena and rosemary.

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Fill jar with wax chips.

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Arrange in crock pot and pour boiling water around bottom of jars about 1/2 inch from lip of smallest jar.

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Set crock pot on high for 2 hours. The herbs should infuse the wax with oils as the wax melts.

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Take a kitty break and wait 2 hours!

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Add more wax after 2 hours.

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Stir in more herbs with chopstick.

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Add essence oils. In this case, we used lavender.

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Stir in oil essence and new wax chips as wax melts. Leave for another 2 hours.

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Take another kitty break!

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Set wicks once wax is fully melted. Use herb stems to keep wick in place.

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Add in more fresh herbs.

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We bought fragrance beads, lemon, to mix in to give the candles a boost of lemon and a confetti look.

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Drop pearls in wax while warm enough that wax is liquidy, but not hot enough to melt the beads.

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If beads stick, use herb stem to gently push down. Let sit and continue to cool.

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One last kitty break and laundry session...

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Let candle solidify.

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Light & enjoy!

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