I used to have an expensive French candle habit. Having shirked this for the sake of my savings, I now have quite a few empty vessels that once were filled with the finest wax from Cire Trudon and Astier de Villate.
As Autumn seems to be playing a rather churlish game of peek-a-boo with us here in London, I thought it would be a good time to start making come candles for when the season settles in.
I used soy wax flakes and a heady concoction of essential oils to create these. The result is a flamboyant, smouldering berry rose not completely unlike Baies but with a woodier heart. I like to think that it tells a tale of Rose-Red lost in a deep forest whilst picking blackberries.
I think I may introduce a little bees wax into the mixture next time. I may also seek out longer wicks!
It feels really good to set alight the candles that I have made by hand, I am so pleased that they release a pleasant fragrance. Also very pleased that the fussy husband doesn’t find them offensive!