Candle Making at Home with Natures Garden

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.

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It’s been a rough few weeks. We’ve lost people, we’ve faced unexpected challenges and the amount of stress has been unimaginable. To remedy the situation, if only temporarily, we decided it was time for a girls day out. It was pretty impromptu so we didn’t do a lot of planning. Luckily we live in an area where there’s plenty to do.


Girl's Day Out with Juicy Fruit


The first thing we wound up doing was going to the store to get some necessary provisions. We came out with our bags which included sunblock, bug spray, and something we all share as a childhood favorite – Juicy Fruit!




Since it was such a beautiful day we thought going canoeing would be fun. Besides the mosquito’s it was a blast. We had a great guide who took us around while we searched for gators. We didn’t see more than a few snouts poke up then retreat back under the swampy water. I’m kind of sad and kind of relieved – I don’t know what we would have done if a gator came towards us!

We kept the day pretty simple – choosing to focus on the company of great friends instead of the problems surrounding us. We even realized that something as simple as a bubble blowing contest could make us forget all our troubles. I know it made me feel like a kid again!


Did you know Juicy Fruit has come out with bubble gum?!  And it’s great bubble gum too, just look at Tess’s huge bubble; she won by the way. It’s sugar-free and as soon as you bite into it you get the burst of sweet fruity goodness delivered straight to your taste buds.


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There is also new Juicy Fruit Fruity Chews which are oh so good. They come in 2 flavors, Juicy Fruit Original and Juicy Fruit Strawberry. Strawberry was a unanimous favorite for us and the bottle is so nifty – it makes sharing simple and no annoying crinkling noises.




We finished up our girls day with lunch and girl talk. It was a wonderful day and most importantly it worked. It let us enjoy life without our current burdens. We had a blast, made some new memories and relived some old ones. I just can’t wait to do it again!

Tell me: What is your perfect girls day out?