I've always liked the idea of making a gift for my wedding guests, so I signed up for a candle making course and poured away!
For my wedding favours, I opted for a single scent (lime, basil and mandarin scent), used soy wax (more eco-friendly, I hear) and did not use any dye (I like it au naturel). Here's a little tutorial if you want to make your own too. You will need:
Paddle pop stick (you can buy these pre-holed or drill hole in centre yourself)
Heat your soy wax in the cooking pot over low heat on stove.
While the wax is melting, attach your stickum to the bottom of the wick tab and place the wick in the centre of the jar and press down.
Measure out your wax and wait for it to cool. The amount of fragrance you add is about 10% of wax. (Note: if you are using essential oil, only use 5%). Stir well.
Pour into jars/moulds. Use paddle pop stick to centre your wick until your candle is completely set.
And then Viola!
Your house will be smelling divine at the end of this exercise. Remember to trim the wicks when completely set.
I added ribbons and labels with my guests' names so they functioned as a placecard too.
I hope you have fun making them!