Dried Flower Candle Melts DIY For Remembrance
Make this dried flower candle melts DIY with forget me not flowers for remembrance, symbolizing an everlasting connection. It’s a simple project you can make with friends.
Many, including myself, find taking time to slow down opens us up to living a life of deeper gratitude and remembrance. Collecting and preserving flowers is one pastime that helps me to embrace these characteristics for slow living.
There’s a reason “Stop and Smell the Roses” is a world-known phrase. It encourages us to slow down and direct our minds to the present moment. It is acknowledging what surrounds us by observing nature in a sacred way.
I’ve always enjoyed immersing myself in the natural world and photographing its ever-changing landscape. From budding flowers to bees laden with pollen to the dawn of a new day as light breaks through the canopy of trees, down to the intricate details of veining on leaves.
My curiosity of nature has led me to learn more about the plants I encounter. While I’ve been a herbalist for several years, I’ve recently enjoyed learning about folklore and the meaning of flowers. I think you’ll enjoy discovering the meaning behind the forget me no flowers in this candle melt DIY too!
Even if you’ve never made candles, candle melts are a simple way to make fragrant wax. It’s a project perfect for beginners and a beautiful craft to enjoy with friends.
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What do forget me not flowers represent?
If a flower was ever unforgettable, it’s the forget me not. Despite the fact that this perennial, herbaceous flower blooms for such a short time, between mid-spring to mid-summer, it is famous for its rich folklore.
Stories have been told throughout history of its meaning and symbolism. Tales of a knight picking a bouquet of these blooms on a riverbank to give to his true love. Only to fall into the river after handing her the bouquet, calling out, “Forget Me Not, My Love,” as the heavy weight of his armor pulled him down into the depths of the river. And so, the forget me not flower was named, and its symbolism of true love and remembrance began.
Scripture shared in Christianity of the flowers also symbolizes remembrance and an everlasting connection. It is said that if you give someone a forget me not, you promise always to remember them and keep them in your thoughts.
So, just as the name implies, forget-me-not flowers mean remembrance.
From light pink to purple and the rarest blue color – It is quite interesting how such tiny, short-lived blooms can have such meaning for love, loss, and grief.
Don’t be surprised when you see these blooms in wedding or funeral arrangements representing true love and connection or beautiful memories and loss. You’ll find forget me not flowers in popular resin necklaces, plantable paper hearts, engraved jewelry, artwork, and, of course, candles.
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What do you need to make candle melts with flowers?
Candle melts are essentially scented pieces of wax that require few ingredients to make. They are designed to release fragrance when warmed and slowly melt in a candle warmer without a wick.
Start with eco-friendly, all-natural soy wax and an equally appealing forget me not candle fragrance. This fragrance from Bulk Apothecary is:
- Phthalate Free
- Paraben Free
- SLS + SLES Free
- Vegan and Cruelty-Free
It is a blend of soft white floral with top notes of pear and citrus, middle notes of white rose, precious florals, and gardenia, with an amber and musk base note.
Then tuck in dried purple, dried blue, or pressed blue forget me not flowers. Together you’ll make beautiful flower candle melts to represent love and connection for the past, present, and future. Each candle melt is truly a beautiful token to be given on special occasions.
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How do you make homemade candle melts?
In just six easy-to-follow steps, you can make homemade candle melts. Create them simply for their beauty and delicate scent or make them in honor of love and remembrance with forget me not flowers.
You’ll enjoy their soft floral notes of gardenia and white rose blended with sweet pear, and a touch of citrus as the creamy white soy wax melts in the warmer to reveal a dried bloom.
Candle Melt Supplies
1 ½ inch round silicone mold
¾ pound eco soy wax
1 ounce forget me not oil or essential oil blend
9 to 12 dried forget me not flowers
How To Make Candle Melts
Cover your area or line a cookie sheet with parchment or wax paper for easy clean-up. Then place a 1 ½ inch round silicone mold on top. Tuck one dried forget me not flower into each cup of the mold.
Place a small candle melting pitcher on a kitchen scale and tap tare weight. Then pour scoops of eco soy wax inside it until you reach .75 pounds.
Next, place the melting pitcher filled with candle wax inside a saucepan filled with approximately 2 inches of water. Use the double boiler method to heat the wax on low up to 130°F.
Clip a candle thermometer inside the pitcher or use a no-touch infrared thermometer to keep an eye on the heat of the wax. Slowly stir the wax, often with a heat-resistant silicone spatula, to speed up the process.
After completely melting the candle wax, remove it from the heat source and add 1 ounce of your choice of fragrance to the wax when it is between 110°-135°. Stir the fragrance slowly into the wax for 1 to 2 minutes to thoroughly incorporate the scent.
Then use the spout of your candle melting pitcher to fill each cup of the silicone mold. Allow the candle melts to cure for one hour or more until completely cool and solid. Then carefully, pop out each candle melt from the mold.
How to Use Candle Melts:
Each candle melt can infuse your home for days in a traditional tea light candle warmer or electric wax melt warmer.
Place a single candle wax melt into the warmer. Light the tea light or turn on the electric warmer.
When the candle wax melt has melted, extinguish the tea light with a wick dipper or turn off the warmer. The scent will last for hours without additional heat, and your homemade candle melts will last much longer!
When the scent of a candle melt eventually dissipates after many uses, you can pop it out with the edge of a spoon, when solid, and add a new wax melt into the warmer. And you can reuse it to make more wax melts!
So, even if you’ve never made candles before, now you know candle melts are a simple way to make fragrant wax. It’s a project ideal for beginners and a wonderful gift for love and remembrance.
If you liked making these dried flower candle melts, you might also enjoy making coffee bean wax melts or floating candles.
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