Why not make your own? I found this “recipe” at teotwawkiblog.blogspot.com.
The materials you will need are:
- Soy wax flakes. These are commonly used in making scented candles and are sold in craft stores or Amazon. I bought a 5 pound bag from Amazon for 12.79 shipped – right here. A pound of wax will fill around a 24 ounce container, give or take. You can use other wax, but soy is affordable, typically has a longer burn time than other waxes and has some other beneficial qualities (all-natural, renewable, etc.).
- Canning jars. I purchased a dozen 8 ounce jars from Wal Mart for around $8. If you have jars around the house, no need to buy ’em. We’ve used jars from jams, sauces and so on for candles in the past.
- Wicks and Tabs. You can find these on Amazon, eBay and at your craft stores. You’ll want your wicks to be a bit longer than your candle holder is tall. I have 100 tabs and 100 nine inch wicks on eBay for about $10 total.
The tools you will need are:
Scissors: For cutting the wicks to size
- Double Boiler: For melting the wax. I don’t have an actual double boiler, so I just get a large pot, fill it about 1/3 to 1/2 of the way with water, and then nest a slightly smaller pot inside.
- A Pouring Device: I just used a pyrex measuring cup.
- Protective Gloves: We’ll be using boiling water and hot wax, so you want to keep you hands safe.
The steps are simple. Head over to teotwawkiblog.blogspot.com for full instructions with photos.