Whether you like white tea, green tea, or black tea, here's how to turn your favorite blend into a stress-relieving, aromatic candle. 

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diy tea scented candle

The leaves of your favorite afternoon tea lend themselves beautifully to candlemaking. Learn how to make scented candles with this creative project. The idea comes from our friend Anusha Rajeswaran of Fish & Bull.

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What you need

Materials
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How to do it

Part 1

Step 1

Place the wax chips in a heatproof glass measuring cup. Heat in microwave for 30 seconds; stir. Repeat until completely melted. (Tip: Use a thermometer to ensure the temperature of the melting wax does not reach flash point or it will be highly flammable.)

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Step 2

Attach a wood wick to the metal tab; dip the tab in melted wax and center it at the bottom of a glass jar.

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Step 3

Heat 1 tablespoon of oil on a stovetop and steep the tea bags until the oil is scented. Stir in a few drops of essential oil if you want to boost the scent. (Tip: We used lavender and chamomile tea bags, stirred with lemon essential oil.)

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Step 4

Remove the tea-infused oil and melted wax from the heat, then combine both.

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Step 5

Slowly pour the melted wax into your glass jar. Once the wax has cooled and solidified, trim the wood wick.

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