Adding dried herbs to the hot wax during candle-making gives fragrance and texture to the candles. Herbs suited for candle-making include rosemary, lavender, thyme, mint, hyssop, bergamot, savory and germander. You can add a great deal of herbs to your wax, depending on personal preference. To dry the herbs, simply tie fresh herbs in bunches and hang upside down in a dry, dark, well-ventilated area for about two to three weeks.
Things You'll Need
- Paraffin wax
- Double boiler
- Candle molds
Cut the herbs into very small pieces, about a ¼-inch length, or less. Use enough herbs to make it visually appealing, while leaving enough wax for the candle to hold together.
Melt the candle wax in the top pan of a double boiler, over simmering water. Allow the wax to melt completely.
Remove from the heat source and add the herbs to the melted wax. Stir with a wooden spoon or similar shaped object to blend.
Pour the hot wax into your candle molds, with wicks already in place.