Orange Votive Soy Candles and Tealights

The nights get even colder and darker.

We have eventually reached December and there is frost and ice all around. Hope even stays safe while out and about in this cold, cold weather. Probably best to stay at home with our advent calenders filled with tempting chocolate instead.

Between the Christmas orders this week I’ve had time to make some more votive soy candles in the chunky style. These ones are scented with orange essential oil. The undyed soy wax has turned a little bit yellow because the orange essential oil is one of the few scents I use that has its own colour, the only other one being the vanilla extract.

Orange Scented Votive Soy Candles

I’ve also been making some soy wax tealight candles. These have been a bit unusual for me as I’m used to creating candles that are colourful or have an curious design, so making something so plain is quite a departure for me. I thought though that a plain tealight would be a better match for my tealight candle holders since those are already quite decorative.

Unscented Soy Wax Tealight Candles

As you may have noticed from my blog I’m not one to go into my private life much. but this time of year is about families coming together and this month is quite poignant for me when it comes to families. This month it will be the first anniversary since my Grandad passed away from motor neurone disease and the sixth anniversary since my brother passed away from leukaemia. They are both dearly missed.

That is why in memory of them, ten percent of any sales this month will be donated to Cancer Research UK and the Motor Neurone Disease Association. Lets also think of those who are ill and could be spending this festive time of year in hospital instead of home with their family.

Time to check out what’s been going on over at Handmade Monday, Inspire Me Monday and Inspire Me Friday. Take care and try to avoid the temptation of opening parts of your advent calender early.

16 thoughts on “Orange Votive Soy Candles and Tealights

  1. Your chunky orange candles look fantastic! Like a ray of cheery sunshine to dispel all the wintery gloom :)

    I agree that this time of year makes us more aware than usual of the absence of loved ones who are no longer with us. My heart goes out to you with the huge losses you’ve had this year xxx

  2. Your orange chunk candles really do look good enough to eat and probably smell that way too.

    Anniversaries can be hard to cope with, and I’ll be thinking about you. Those two are very worthwhile charities to support, but you don’t need me to tell you that x

  3. I agree with you about the plain tea light candles fitting into your holders better than decorated ones. The orange candles look yummy. Christmas is meant to be about thinking about others so your donations is very apt and generous. However it does also make it hard when remembering loved ones. Take care this week.

  4. Really love the chunky candles and I bet they smell divine!
    This time of year is difficult for anyone who has lost a loved one and I think it’s wonderful that you’re helping 2 great charities as a positive way to pay tribute to yours xx

  5. great candles.When I saw the first ones my initial thought was I wanted to eat one!Christmas does bring relatives we’ve lost closer doesn’t it.I lost my grandma to Motor Neurone Disease over 20 years ago and she’s still very missed. Wouldn’t wish it on anyone.

  6. I can almost smell the orange candles, such a festive scent. My thoughts are with you at this time always the hardest part of the year when loved ones are no longer with us, take care.

  7. I wish I could smell the orange candles they look so pretty.
    I love your thoughtful gesture of donating a percentage of your sales to charities that are so close to your heart.
    Take care of you.
    Ali x

  8. Those orange candles look good enough to eat! Orange is one of my favourite scents and it’s just perfect for warming the soul this time of year!

    I always think Christmas is ones of the hardest times of year when you have lost a loved one! I still find it hard without my Nana even though it has been many years now, but mum still sets a place for her at the table and we always share a funny story or two about her, it seems to help!

    Have a good week!

  9. very nice candles, they look… yoghurty ;)
    perfect time now to light some of them and enjoy them in the decorations and on the table.