Synopses & Reviews
The rewards of making your own candles are many: it's a pleasant, easy craft activity for young and old; the results are attractive and practical; and homemade candles make distinctive gifts for all occasions. Based on charming English candle-making traditions, this delightfully inviting book offers a complete course in the craft, with a variety of projects including pillar, floating, votive, multi-wick, tea light, dipped, and rolled candles. Detailed information is given on a range of wicks, essential oils, colors, and perfumes, and advice on how to create unique blends to satisfy individual tastes.
Candles make a wonderful addition to any home and garden and now you can learn how to make your own in a range of delightful scents. This book shows the basic techniques of how to make pillar, floating, votive, multi-wick, tea light, dipped and rolled candles. Detailed information is given on a range of wicks, essential oils, colour and perfumes and advice on how to adapt them to make your own unique blends. Match the scent of your room to your mood with refreshing and uplifting blends through to warming and calming. Plus, all of these sumptuous recipes use either natural wax or soya wax - one of very few books ever to do so!
About the Author
Elaine Stavert formed The Littlecote Soap Co. after a life-changing move from her television career in London to a farm in the beautiful Buckinghamshire countryside in England. With a keen interest in herbalism and aromatherapy, Stavert was soon developing a range of natural toiletries and bath products that were both kind to the skin and quintessentially English. Her passion for her products is evident in the pure and natural ingredients that are used in imaginative ways to produce traditional recipes with contemporary twists.