So I was walking through the grocery store to pick up some more cauliflower to make that delicious spicy honey-garlic roasted cauliflower… AGAIN (don’t judge me, it’s insanely good). And as usual, when I go to the grocery store, I had to walk down the coffee aisle to breathe in that wonderful scent of coffee and vanilla. Then I started daydreaming about how awesome coffee and vanilla scented air fresheners would be, but only if they weren’t overpowering or chemical-ly. Then it came to me! I decided to make some candles. I’d never made a candle before, but I’ve burned quite a few so like how hard could it be right? Anyway, I found this super simple DIY and the result is so amazing!
DIY Candles Scented With Coffee and Vanilla Beans
What You Need:
- Small bowls or glasses. Raid your kitchen to find a pretty bowls or cups.
- Candle wax. I love chopping up an old unscented candle and reusing the wax. Or you can also buy wax chips at the craft store.
- Candle wick
- Coffee beans
- Vanilla beans, chopped
Using a double broiler or a microwave safe bowl, melt the wax. Glue the wick in place at the bottom of the cup or just hold it in place with your hand (at the top, of course). Pour in a small layer of wax and add a layer of coffee beans and vanilla beans. Then fill the rest of the cup with wax. You can stir wax with a chopstick to distribute the bean pieces if needed. Then let the wax harden and trim the wick.