Eggshell candles are adorable, simple, and ideal for spring. The soy wax candles are naturally fragranced with essential oils and created at home. This quick candle-making guide demonstrates how to build candles in eggshells.
The fun eggshell craft is a charming basket stuffer + Easter décor. So, when it comes to eggs, why not use up the edible contents instead of dumping the eggshells into the garbage? Instead, use the shells to make colorful egg candle molds.
How To Make Egg Candles at Home
Easter is a great opportunity to add a splash of color to your home's decor. Since Easter has recently passed, we are sure the spirit of Easter is still with us.
Making crayon egg candles is a fun and creative activity that makes a lovely spring décor. It's also a kid-friendly activity.
DIY Egg Candle Supplies:
- Soy Wax Flakes - 2 Cups
- Candle Color Dye - ½ Tsp
- Empty Eggshells Or Egg Shaped Mold - 4-6
- Essential Oils Blends - 120 Drops (in total)
DIY Egg Candle Tools:
- Double Boiler Pot
- Hot Glue Gun
- Hot Glue Sticks
- Egg Carton
Know About Egg Candle Making Supplies
The best part about DIY projects is that you can easily make and you know about every ingredient that goes into it. DIY Eggshell candles contain absolutely no harmful chemicals and are 100% safe for you, your family, and the environment. Read on to know more about the candle-making supplies required for eggshell candle making.
- Soy Wax Flakes: Soy wax is far better for both humans and the environment. This environmentally friendly material does not release any harmful substances into the atmosphere. In addition, the melting point of soy wax is lower than that of paraffin wax. As a result, soy wax candles burn cooler and last longer than paraffin candles. Soy wax candles also burn cleanly.
- Candle Coloring Dye: Candle colors come in a wide range of brilliant hues to suit your needs. Make sure always to use professional-grade candle dye. These powders are made with pure coloring pigments to give you the precise color you want. Choose a color of your liking and make your floating candles even more vibrant.
- Empty Eggshells or Egg Shaped Molds: You have the option of emptying the eggs yourself or purchasing egg-blown shells from the market. Brown, white, colored - all eggshells can be used. You can even go for an egg-shaped mold if you wish to.
- Essential Oils: A candle infused with essential oils can produce a sense of serenity and well-being and act as a potent anxiety and stress reliever. If you ever feel overwhelmed by negative emotions, the soothing lighting and the aroma of essential oils will help to center your mind and make you feel peaceful and relaxed.
Make Homemade DIY Egg Candles - Step by step
What's the best way to make eggshell candles? This simple soy candle recipe is simple to make and takes only a few minutes. Here's how you go about it:
Step 1: Prepare The Eggshells
- Empty the eggs: Puncture a hole in the top of each egg and pour the uncooked egg out.
- Make a gap in the shell: Using a sharp knife, carefully chip away little bits of eggshell from 1/4 to 1/3 of the way down the egg. It is okay if the eggs look shabby. The beauty of a jagged edge it can't be overstated.
- Remove the eggshells and wash them. Then, rinse them using lots of water and a sprinkle of vinegar.
- Allow eggshells to dry.
- Fill an egg carton with eggshells. Cracked eggs should be discarded because hot wax might flow out.
Step 2: Attach The Wicks
The wick must then be glued into the shell.
- Toss in some hot glue: Seal the wick tap with a glue dot.
- Connect to the shell: Place the wick in the bottom of the shell and carefully glue it in place.
- Center the wick: To support and centre the wick in the middle of the candle, use toothpicks.
Step 3: Melt The Wax
The candle wax must now be melted, dyed, and scented.
- Melt the soy wax in a double boiler: In a double boiler, melt the soy wax in a water bath. Keep an eye out for hot steam emerging from the pot at the bowl's side. Alternatively, the wax can be melted in the microwave. It's best to melt the wax at a reasonable temperature, as overheating the wax might cause issues.
- Wax should be kept to cool: Remove the wax from the fire and set it aside to cool for 5 minutes.
- Scent and color: In the melted wax, stir in the pigment powder and essential oils (if using).
Step 4: Pour The Wax & Trim The Wick
Pour the wax into the mold: Pour the wax into the eggshells slightly below the rim with care. There's also no need to be concerned about wax getting on the shell. After the wax has cooled, you can easily scrape off eggshells. Likewise, the soy wax will easily peel away.
- The candles must be cured: Allow the egg candles to cool completely at room temperature until the wax has hardened.
- Reduce the length of the wick: Before lighting the candles for the first time, trim the wick to 0.4 in/1 cm.
When burning your handcrafted eggshell candles, please keep the following safety recommendations in mind:
- Never leave a candle unattended. When you leave a room, always extinguish candles. When there are little children or pets present, use caution.
- Candles should be lit on a heat-resistant surface and kept away from flammable (e.g., curtains).
- Eggshells are spherical and unable to stand alone. Instead, place the eggshell candle in an appropriate candle holder, Egg Cups made of ceramic work well.
- Don't touch the eggshell while the candle is burning since it will get quite hot.
There you have it. Eggshell candles - the perfect gifting idea for Easter, a fun arts and crafts project for your kids, and even a simple funky home decor item.
Eggshell candles are very customizable and completely safe for the environment. They require the essential candle supplies that you can buy from Veda Oils. So go ahead and give it a try today.