Beyond its appealing aroma, lavender has been shown to help relieve insomnia, stress, and anxiety. Martha Stewart Living crafts director Marcie McGoldrick was inspired to include it in the home-spa products on the pages of the magazine (and in the lip balm). Enjoy the relaxing scent with candles made from soy wax mixed with lavender essential oil.
- 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)
- Lavender essential oil
- Transparent glass paint (optional)