MAKE THIS: KIRRA LIFE INSPIRED CALM THE CHAOS CANDLES
Hemp hemp hooray! Hemp is becoming an ever popular nervous system calming superfood that’s finding its way into everything from donuts to lattes. But the benefits of the hemp plant don’t stop there.
Hemp’s sustainability, versatility, and variety of health benefits make it a prime choice in many of today’s textiles including clothing, wax, and soap! After sipping on a calming and quenching Kirra Life Hemp tea, we were inspired to play fragrance-scientist and take the same refreshing tropical fruity flavor vibes and translate them into a hemp-infused candle with a calming crackling ambiance.
Our new Hemp Soy wax made from sustainable hemp, soy, and coconut waxes takes center stage in this fun project, making it both good for you and good for the planet! We’ve paired it with our psychedelic new spring Prism Aura with our Spiral Wicks for a fun “straw” looking shape and our Clear Quartz Points as elevated “ice cubes.”
Kirra + candle making are the perfect pair to help you chill out after a long work day or stressful traffic situation. So sit back, pour yourself a tall glass of Kirra Tea and calm the chaos with this juicy candle making project.
HERE’S WHAT YOU’LL NEED
Makes 2 x 13 oz Lilikoi Guava + 2 13 oz Lychee Green Tea Jasmine Candles.
LYCHEE GREEN TEA JASMINE We combined our tropical notes of Pineapple Juice + Kiwi and Mangosteen + Green Coconut for this tea concoction that tastes like summer and makes you feel like a spring morning, fresh.
Cover the area you will be working on just in case there are any spills or mishaps. We suggest using a drop cloth or an old towel or sheet lying around the house will work fine as well!
Gently wipe the outside of your vessels to remove any dust or fingerprints and place a wick sticker on the bottom of the wick clip. Press your wooden wick into the wick clip. Then press the entire assembly into the center bottom of your vessels. Wooden wicks are rigid and stand up on their own. You will not need to use any other tools to keep your wick in place while pouring your wax.
Cut your wax slab into small chunks and place in your pouring pitcher. Fill your pot with water and place on your stove or burner and place your pouring pitcher inside until liquified. Take the temperature every 10 minutes. Do not exceed 200 degrees F (93 C). Once the wax is between 180-190 degrees F, it’s time to mix and pour!
We suggest mixing and pouring one flavor at a time. In your first mixing bowl, pour half your wax and combine the following and stir for 2 minutes using your bamboo spoon:
Place your wicked vessels on a firm countertop or table where they won’t be touched for at least 72 hours. Slowly pour the blend of wax, dye, and fragrance into your vessel. You’ll want to pour the wax until there is about ½” of the vessel showing above the wax. This is the perfect height for your wax! Once you’ve poured your first flavor, it’s time to do the same with the second!
Once your candles have cooled for about an hour and a half, and show signs of solidifying, you can gently press your quartz “ice cubes” into the top of the candle and sprinkle the top with your mini chips for a little extra flair. If you get a little bit of wax flakes between the crystals, you can gently pass over the tops with a heat gun to smooth the wax.
Let your candles cool for at least 72 hours before handling. If your wick is more than 3/16” height above the wax, you will need to trim your wick. We suggest using a pair of candle wick trimmers, but if you do not have any, you can also use a pair of sharp scissors to cut the wick down. It is important that your wick is around 3/16” height above the wax for your candle to burn properly.
Once you have waited the 72 hours for your candles to fully cool, you can now light up, sit back, sip on a soothing hemp infused Kirra Tea and enjoy that crackling ambiance.
Since you have four candles, recycle a basket, add in a bottle of Kirra, some bath essentials, and give it as a “spa day” gift for a friend.
Don’t forget to share your creations! Tag us on Instagram or Facebook @maksey #KirraTeaCandle and check back for more exciting projects and inspo added monthly.