DIY Pressed Herb Candles

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This summer, I’ve fallen in love with growing fresh herbs in my garden and finding creative ways to harvest and use them. My favorite herb by far has been lavender. I’ve made my own eye pillows and sachets, and even lavender lemonade and cookies. Now that it’s officially fall, I’m still finding ways to keep my lavender-love going. Inspired by this post from the Free People Blog, I decided to make my own Pressed Herb Candles using lavender and chocolate mint from my garden.

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Since the pressed herbs are more for decoration rather than scent, I added in my favorite essential oil, Lavandin (a cross between true lavender and spike lavender). I can’t get over how beautiful these candles turned out, and I love filling my home with the sweet scent of lavender even after summer has ended.

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DIY Pressed Herb Candles
Recipe Type: Crafts
Author: Rachel Beyer
Ingredients
  • Glass jars
  • 1 block of beeswax (I used 1 1/2 blocks to make two candles)
  • Wick
  • Pressed flowers or herbs (100% dry)
  • Clean empty tin can and a saucepan
  • 1 old paintbrush (you can throw away afterwards)
  • An old knife
  • Cutting board
Instructions
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  3. TIP: Make sure you use the correct size wick for your jar! If you don’t your candle won’t burn properly (I learned this the hard way). Be sure to ask someone when you are buying the wick to advise you on the correct size.
Notes
For full instructions, visit the [url href=”http://blog.freepeople.com/2014/08/summer-meets-fall-pressed-flower-candles/” target=”_blank”]Free People Blog[/url].
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Rachel Beyer is an artist, designer and creative maker based in Portland, OR. She loves crafting, party planning and illustration. Rachel runs her own creative blog, Adventures In Making and also has a line of greeting cards, art prints and handmade goodies called Camp Smartypants.


8 Comments

    • Hi Kelsi,

      I purchased the wax from my local craft supply store and the essential oil from my local apothecary. You can also find essential oils in the health section at some grocery stores. Hope that helps. Thanks!

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