"He causeth the grass to grow for food, and herb for the service of man: that he may bring forth food out of the earth; And wine that maketh glad the heart of man, and oil to make his face to shine, and bread which strengtheneth a man's heart." ~Psalm 104: 14-15


Warm & Spicy Winter 2014: Candle-Making Links

Ever since I started brainstorming for the Autumn POTpourris post, somethings been nagging at me. So I've dreamed up this post mini series! To start with, I'll brief you on my recent job...


"Candle Dipping Lady"

Shortly after I began my potpourri brainstorming, I started working for a small business run by a friendly local family. The job is messy, busy, and so fun! I get to "play" farm, old fashioned living and crafter! First it was candle dipping - I became the official Candle Dipping Lady - and later included shopkeeping, beading, taking care of the animals, with a hint of potpourris... I love it!

Especially because of my candle dipping job, this kept churning through my mind; how could I write a post about DIY gift jars with homemade herbal potpourris - and include store boughten candles? That got me started on an adventure (of learning, trying out more candle-making methods, writing...) which has yet to be completed. For now, I have for you a list of  candle making links. (Soon I'll follow up with DIY winter potpourri, a winter potpourri round-up, and my own candle making experience and tips!)


 Homemade Candle Info &  DIY Candle Instructions Round-up


Health and Candles

Keeper of the Home: Toxins in Candles? Sad But True

DIY Poured Tapered Beeswax Candle Instructions

Little House Living: Homemade Beeswax Jar Candles
On the Home Front: Frugal Tips for Making Beeswax Candles

Soy, a Healthy Homemade Candle Option

Little House Living: How to Make Homemade Candles

Supplies I'd use for soy jar candles:
 I asked Katie Mae from Nourishing Simplicity for her affiliate links;
She'd get a small commission if you purchase through the following. :]

Decorating & Gifting with Homemade Candles 

Little House Living: Frosty Beeswax Candles Winter Wonderland Centerpieces on a Budget
On the Home Front: My Garden: Gifts From Outdoors
Alexis @ Bulk Herb Store Blog: Twinkling Herban Tea Lights

Don't forget to come back over the next couple weeks for the rest of the Warm & Spicy Winter Series!    

Do you make candles? What's your favorite method? Will you give natural candlemaking a try? 

This post has been shared with: Natural Family Friday, Front Porch Friday, Simple Life Sunday, The Art of Home-Making Monday, Making Your Home Sing, Mondays Homestead Barn Hop, Homemaking Party ...


  1. This is next on my list! I have some tallow in the freezer from the cow we processed and I can't wait to make some free candles with it! Thanks for sharing your links :)

    1. What fun! I'll be sharing my experience and some tips for candle dipping soon. :] (I'm wanting to go back to the Little House Books as well and find what LIW wrote about tallow candles...) Thank you for "dropping by!"


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