Handmade Rose Soy Candle

Astra Anima Rose Scented Soy Candles

My partner and I have been making candles for our magickal doings and I thought you might want to check them out. This candle is rose, made with a classic, red rose fragrance, and I’ve decorated the candle with glitter, rose quartz tumbled stones, and red rose petals (from a bouquet, dried and crushed in house). Rose candles work well for self-love spells and spells for harmony in a relationship or family.

As a witch, I really want to make candles that were witch and pagan friendly, made with cleansed and charged ingredients. We originally sold these at craft shows, but now we make them for ourselves or as coven gifts. We actually have a dedicated scent for each date on Wheel of the Year, as well as New and Full Moon candles. Our families also get Yule candles for the winter holidays, and we have a special Thanksgiving scent, too. People seem to really enjoy getting gift bags when they come over for holidays, and we love any excuse to make stuff. Everyone’s happy!

Astra Anima Rose Scented Soy Candles

When it comes to candle making my partner and I are a team, which is why I keep saying “we” and “our” (I’m not using the royal “we”). I come up with the ideas, my partner does research, then he crafts the actual candle, then I do the embellishing, because glitter. I’m so lucky to have such a great person to work beside because these candles would not have become a reality without him.

We make candles with soy wax, so even these little ones have an approximate burning time of 20 hours. For best results, the first time you light the candle, make sure the top layer of wax is completely pooled before extinguishing the candle. When re-lighting keep the wick trimmed to 1/4″ to both extend burning time and minimize smoking. That’s just a candle pro tip. Handmade candles usually burn up their scent by the bottom, too. Still, it’s so much more meaningful when you make things yourselves. We recently switched from travel tins to small, glass mason jars, which makes it easier to clean and re-use them. The little mason jars are big enough to scent a room, too, so if you’re getting into candle making, I recommend them.

I hope you enjoyed this little glimpse into my coven! Blessed be, friends.

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