I hate spending money on things I can make myself for a fraction of the cost. Take tealight candles for example. A bag of 100 unscented candles costs about $5. But a box of 12 lavender scented tealights costs $10. Seriously? Fragrance costs that much? Thanks but no thanks.
Turns out, it is really, really easy to make them yourself and with supplies you probably already have at home. Here’s what you need:
5 tealight candles
fragrance (I used lavender essential oil)
1. Remove wick and metal holder from each candle. Stack candles in jar and place on warmer.
2. Allow candles to melt completely, about 1 hour.
3. Once melted, add fragrance and stir. I added about 10 drops. I recommend adding 2 or 3 drops at a time until you reach the strength you want.
4. Quickly pour back into the holders and replace wicks. (Some say replace wicks first. I tried this and it made a hot mess. Literally.)
5. Let candles cool and harden.