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Create your own peppermint-scented candle with this easy-to-follow recipe

Katelyn Bautista - Staff Writer, Photo courtesy of Google Images

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It is sometimes difficult to recognize the presence of winter here in sunny Southern California where it is always warm and most leaves remain green. However, every now and then Mother Nature grants us a day that truly feels like winter. On days such as this, when the air is actually crispy and cool enough to be wearing cozy sweaters and sipping peppermint mocha lattes, there is a certain nostalgic, comforting aroma about the season that makes person a wants to freeze the moment in order to revel in it forever. Thankfully, a person can actually achieve this feeling any day by making candles in order to capture the wintry scent of peppermint.

Ingredients:

1 lb block of wax

Candle wicks

4 4-oz glass mason jars

2 tbs of crushed peppermint

Crayon

Small pot

Toothpicks

Spoon

Procedure:

  1. Cut the length of the candle wick one inch longer than the height of your mason jar. Freeze the candle wick overnight so that it is straight.
  2. Pour the  ½ cup of oil into a small pot and bring to a simmer over low heat.
  3. Add the block of wax to melt it.
  4. Once the wax is fully melted, add the crayon into the pot and stir.
  5. Stir in the 2 tablespoons of crushed peppermint.
  6. Pour the wax from the pot into each mason jar. Keep the pot on the flame to prevent the wax from cooling.
  7. Put the candles into a refrigerator for 10 minutes.
  8. Take the candle out and poke a toothpick into the still soft center. Stick the frozen wick inside and place wax over the wick’s hole to seal it in.
  9. Put the candle in fridge until it is fully hardened. Enjoy its wintry glow!
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