[AD] With most of us spending more time than usual at home, we thought it was the ideal moment to take a look at candle kits. This particular scented candle making kit is available to purchase online from Lunar Oceans, a family-run business in Farnham, Surrey. They supply luxury homewares such as tealight holders, vases, kitchen and barware and more.
One of their signature products is a scented candle making kit, containing everything you need to make six tin candles in two different fragrances, using natural soy wax. Adding a little light to life in lockdown was our reviewer, Sara Walker.
“This kit arrived in a smart tin, which contained two packets of soy wax flakes, two different bottles of fragrance oil (I chose pomegranate and hibiscus, and lavender), a cute little gold measuring jug, six candle tins, wicks, a little ‘my first cookery set’ whisk and an old-school glass thermometer. I thought the presentation was beautiful, and this would make a lovely gift if you want to cheer someone up at the moment! all the items were well made and the whole look and feel of the kit was top-end and luxurious.
“I unpacked everything, and (unusually for me!) read through the instructions, which were very straightforward. I particularly liked that the wax melting takes place inside the jug, and not directly in a saucepan!
I brought a pan of water to the boil, and opened the bag of wax. It looked exactly like Parmesan flakes – so much so that I was slightly puzzled to find it didn’t smell of anything! It took a bit of pressing down to get it all into the jug, but it did fit.
I put the jug into the pan of water and let it all bubble away, stirring with the whisk until the wax melted. Then, I let it ‘cook’ until it reached a temperature of 85 degrees C as specified in the instructions, then took it off the heat and left it to cool down by itself to 55 degrees C.
“Once it was at the right temperature, I poured in my first fragrance oil (the pomegranate and hibiscus), whisked it up a bit and poured it into three of the candle tins which I’d previously prepared with the wicks.
The instructions said they were best left to set for 24 hours, but I couldn’t resist and lit the first one pretty much as soon as it was set! The fragrance was gorgeous, light and floral. I haven’t yet repeated the process for my three lavender candles – I thought I’d save that for another week so as not to get all the fun out of the way at once!
“The whole process of making the candles was very straightforward. It would only be suitable for older children due to the boiling water and hot wax, but it’s aimed more at adults who want the fun of making their own luxury home accessories.
This is a perfect antidote to these dark days, and would be the perfect gift to send to someone who needs their day lifting. At £45 for the kit it’s not cheap, but it is beautiful and will be very much appreciated by your recipient – or yourself!
The kit contains all the equipment you need, so if you want to carry on once you’ve made your initial six candles you can buy refill kits at £25. If you’re arty, you could also design your own labels for the tins for a personal touch. I thoroughly enjoyed myself making these candles, and will continue to enjoy them at home for the next few weeks.”
For more information or to buy the scented candle making kit online, visit the Lunar Oceans website.
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Disclosure: The product was supplied for the purpose of the review, but all views and opinions are our own.7