Have you ever sat around with your girlfriends wondering what to do? Since I’ve gotten older I have been feeling a lot less fun and more drab. My friends have assured me this isn’t true but when it takes hours to come up with plans for a girls night in I feel off my game. This time around it didn’t take long at all to decide what we were going to do. At home candle making!

I have a major obsession with candles – I absolutely adore them. I had never actually made a candle myself, despite my love for them. That’s part of the reason I was so excited for some at home candle making action. It was also great to let each of my gal pals customize the colors and scents of their candles – and to let them take them home!

Candle making

Natures Garden Candles sent us everything we needed to make several candles:

  • Wax
  • Jars
  • Wicks
  • Color blocks
  • 4 Scents
  • Thermometer
  • and melting pot


The instructions that came with the kit were super easy to understand and follow which is huge for anyone new to candle making. We set up the melting pot and started melting the wax and whichever color wafer we wanted. We waited for the temperature to get just right to add the fragrance


We filled up the glasses, only partially for the multi-colored candles. For the multi-colored candles we let the first wax addition cool for a couple hours before adding new wax.

We waited for most of the recommended time before burning the candles, but once we did we were amazed. Not only do they burn perfectly slow but the scents were fantastic. I didn’t expect the fragrances to be so prominent yet they were. Not in a bad way, but in the way you can actually smell them and they smell good!


We had a lot of fun making candles at home; it was definitely something we’ll be doing more of. Not only was it fun but it gave us girls a chance to bond and connect more which is always a bonus. I see lots more candle making in our future and Natures Garden is bookmarked for future shopping.