Those awesome candles you love can sometimes be overpriced, but with beeswax, coconut oil, vanilla extract, coloring, and imagination, you can get your candles for pretty much free!
What you'll need
Beeswax (as much as your container needs) mine was about 2-4 ozs
Wax coloring (I tried food coloring and it flopped a bit, but it's like a mixed ombré look)
Smells (vanilla extract and salt) be very careful with this, when I put in the vanilla extract it made a bubbling noise and wax spattered for 40 secs
Seashells ( if there is such a thing as clear wax these are really pretty to mix in with it, but mine are super faint)
Cotton string or wick
Coconut oil (just a bit :) Like 1 TB per stick of beeWax
Melt the beeswax on the stove, if you have to use the microwave make sure that your jar doesn't get too hot and explode, I've had this happen be very careful
If you are making a wick out of cotton string, melt beeswax dip it into her three times and let it sit, I put mine on the fridge with a clip to hang
Add your smells and coloring, mine didn't mix too well, and at one point it turned a bit green so I thought "hey! It could be a candle against ocean pollution!" :) but it was all good in the end
Get the wick, shells, and sand situated in the bottom
Pour in the wax, and let sit for a few minutes
Then refrigerate until the wax has cured and isn't hard, but isn't liquid
Then let it sit on the counter and harden
Enjoy your candle!