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Beyond its appealing aroma, lavender has been shown to help relieve insomnia, stress, and anxiety. 

MATERIALS

2 pounds soy-wax chips
6-inch wick with wick tab
Glass vessels, such as canning jars, in various sizes (2 pounds of chips yield 32 fluid ounces of wax)
Skewer
Lavender essential oil
Transparent glass paint (optional)

STEPS

STEP 1

Place wax chips in a heatproof glass measuring cup. Heat in microwave for 30 seconds; stir. Repeat until smooth throughout.

STEP 2

For each candle, cut wick to height of vessel plus 2 inches. Dip wick tab in melted wax and center at bottom of vessel. Wrap other end of string around skewer and knot. Rest skewer across top of vessel.

STEP 3

Scent wax by mixing in essential oil, about 30 drops for each cup of wax. Fill each vessel a quarter of the way and let set, about 10 minutes. Fill rest of vessel and let set until firm, several hours. Trim wick. If desired, use glass paint to tint exterior of vessel before filling.
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