Making the Candles
When the candle scraps have melted in the jars, remove the pot from the heat and let cool for a few minutes. Using the tongs, remove the jars from the pot, and place on a cooling rack or on trivets, so as not to harm your countertop.
Wearing some sort of heat resistant gloves (I use a potholder mitt), pour the wax from one jar into another until one is full. You can add coloring at this time, if wanted, or just let them be whatever color they turn out to be. I like to mix colors like red and blue to get purple, or yellow and blue to get green. if you mix red and green, you'll get an ugly brown color.
When the jar is full, choose a scented oil and place about 10 drops into the jar, then stir well.
Let the wax cool until the edges are hardening, but the middle is still liquid. Now, place the prepared candle wicks into the wax, trying to center them as nearly as possible.
You can now place the jars in the freezer, or let them sit until they completely harden, usually overnight.
Light and enjoy! You can recycle candle scraps like this over and over until you eventually run out of wax, and have to buy more candles. By that time, you will have saved enough money to justify buying them.
REFERENCES: This article was written from the author's own knowledge and experience.