With the holidays over, the seasonal décor packed away and the fragrances of Christmas long gone, you’re probably looking for a new scent to fill your home with. It’s too early for the floral fragrances of spring so why not try something a little different?
Cuban Tobacco fragrance oil is fantastic! It may sound manly, but I assure you that with a mix of amber, spices, cherry and clove, it will make your home smell AMAZING.
Here’s what you’ll need:
8 oz. Country Comfort Jar
Trust me- you’ll like it!
Start by prepping your jar for pouring. This includes securing the wick to the bottom of the jar so that it doesn’t move around when the hot wax is poured. You can use hot glue, but the adhesive stick-ems are so quick and easy! Just apply to the bottom of the metal tab and place the wick in the center of the jar.
Be sure to press firmly on the tab to secure the adhesive to the jar. You can use a pencil or pen (or anything with a long handle) to do this as your hand may not fit in the jar.
To prepare the wax, measure out DOUBLE the amount of dry flakes that fit into your jar. For example, if your jar holds 1 cup of dry wax flakes, you’ll need 2 cups dry flakes to fill the jar once melted.
Using a microwave-safe measuring cup or bowl, melt the wax until a smooth, even liquid is achieved. Remove from the heat and allow to cool slightly.
Stir in the fragrance oil. You can adjust this to suit your preference, but a good rule of thumb for fragrance to wax is 1 ounce fragrance oil for every 1 pound of wax used.
Carefully pour the scented wax into the jar.
Center the wick and stabilize it while it cools by folding it over a straw, wooden skewer or even a popsicle stick. If you regularly make candles you may have a tool for this, but for those of you dabbling in candle making- this is a good starting point J
Allow the candle to cool completely. Prior to use, be sure to trim the wick (for better burning).