DIY Tea-Infused Candles

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DIY Tea-Infused Candles

Give new life to the used tea leaves from your favorite herbal tisane with this fun DIY Tea Infused Candle project!

 

Materials

  • Your favorite Vana Tisanes Herbal Tea
  • Cooking oil
  • Soy wax chips
  • Wooden candle wicks with metal tabs
  • Glass jars
  • Heatproof glass measuring cup
  • Thermometer
  • Scissors
  • Oven mitts
  • Optional: Essential oils

 

diy tea-infused candle materialsInstructions

  1. Place the wax chips in a heatproof glass measuring cup. Heat in microwave for 30 seconds; stir. Repeat until completely melted. (Tip: Use a thermometer to ensure the temperature of the melting wax does not reach flash point or it will be highly flammable.)
  2. Attach a wood wick to the metal tab; dip the tab in melted wax and center it at the bottom of a glass jar.
  3. Heat 1 tablespoon of oil on a stovetop and steep the loose tea until the oil is scented. Stir in a few drops of essential oil if you want to boost the scent. (Tip: Choose one or two herbs from the tea and use those essential oils to enhance the existing scents. For example, if you’re making a Calm Herbal Tea candle, try chamomile and lavender essential oils.)
  4. Remove the tea-infused oil and melted wax from the heat, then combine both.
  5. Slowly pour the melted wax into your glass jar. Once the wax has cooled and solidified, trim the wood wick.
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