Making sand candles is fun and easy to do, they make great gifts and it's a nice activity to do together with your children!
Also you can recycle leftovers of candles this way or transform old candles which you don't burn any more, if you want to go 'all natural'; use beeswax, it smells great, there's no harmfull substances in it and it makes the most beautifull candles!

Step 1: Gather you materials

It's time to make sand candles, first gather your materials.

- Some old candles (or leftovers of candles) or beeswax
- an old pan to melt the wax in (or a can if you want to melt the wax 'au bain Marie') and something to stir
- candle wick
-  a bowl filled with moist sand
- molds of your choice (for instance seashells, sand molds, drinking glasses, small baking tins etc.)
- a stick which is a little thicker then the wick you use and a bit longer than the diameter of your bowl
So cute. Do remember not to add fragrances since they cause cancer and make some people very ill. A Healthy Home Has No Smell !
<p>That's not true MsJan. Please don't make assumptions. Fragrances can be natural Essential Oils or safe Fragrance Oils. Unless you have a chemical engineering degree or can prove scents cause cancer, you're make a very unsafe broad based remark. I make soaps and my bf and son make candles. All of the scents we use are body safe. Just a helpful tip. Thanks.</p>
<p>Sorry, You do need to do more research. Essential Oils just like perfume are not regulated by our government and can contain chemicals that are very unsafe and not listed on packaging. These products cause me to become very ill and this problem is growing due to people not understanding these toxins. Even my doctor warned me when I first became ill with this to avoid Essential Oils since I am so sensitive to fragrances. She was so right. There now are groups of us that do conference calls due to this illness that makes it hard to get together. These fragrances are making more and more people ill each year. Remember when you make a poor choice that your not doing it just to yourself but to all those around you. Here is some sites speaking on problems of fragrances.</p><p><a href="http://mcs-america.org/index_files/fragrance.htm" rel="nofollow">http://mcs-america.org/index_files/fragrance.htm</a></p><p><a href="http://www.education.com/magazine/article/High_Price_Smelling_Good/" rel="nofollow">http://www.education.com/magazine/article/High_Price_Smelling_Good/</a></p><p><a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/2014/02/suspicious-marketing-essential-oils.html" rel="nofollow">http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/2014/02/suspicious-marketing-essential-oils.html</a></p><p><a href="http://www.coastreporter.net/opinion/letters/go-fragrance-free-1.1062712" rel="nofollow">http://www.coastreporter.net/opinion/letters/go-fragrance-free-1.1062712</a></p><p>Do so hope that this will help you to understand the seriousness of these products. We all need to make our world a safer place for all. </p>
great idea! <br />
Love it! Unlimited possibilities.

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