DIY Chai-Spiced Fall Candle
Warm your home with DIY chai candles in canning jars, using natural soy wax and a delicate ginger, cinnamon and nutmeg scents.
Yield: 2 candles
- 14-15 ounces soy wax flakes per candle
- 1/2 teaspoon each: ground ginger, cardamom, allspice, cinnamon and nutmeg
- 2 8-ounce jars
- 2 candle wicks
- Chopsticks or skewers
Place wax flakes in a double boiler or large glass measuring cup in the microwave.
Dip the end of the candle wicks into the melted wax and adhere to the center of the bottom of the jars. Wrap the wicks around chopsticks or skewers and set over the top of the jar to keep the wicks centered.
Once wax has almost melted, remove from heat and stir to finish melting. Add the spices and stir well. (Some will sink to the bottom of the jar.)
Pour the wax into the prepared jars, leaving a little space at the top. Let cool completely.
Trim the wick to desired length and use or give as a gift.
Soy flakes will melt quickly. If you use beeswax pellets or chopped wax instead, they will melt at a much higher temperature and will take quite a bit longer to melt.
To melt the wax, you don't have to use a pan or double boiler. You can place wax in a large measuring cup and microwave.