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DIY candles light up exams or holiday season

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As exams approach, students should consider the little acts of self-care they can take to minimize their stress levels and brighten up their days. A candle’s ambient glow and faint lavender perfume helps calm nerves and refocus the brain, making it a great addition to any de-stressing routine. In addition to their relaxing use during exams, DIY candles also make fun gifts to give this holiday season.

Follow along the instructions below to make a scented candle right at home, for personal use or to give away.

Step 1. Assemble the necessary materials: a wax block or wax shreds (beeswax or soy-based), pre-waxed wicks, essential oils, a heat-proof container for the candle, a heat-proof container to melt the wax in, a cooking pot, chopticks, and tape. Optional: colored crayons, if a pigmented candle is desired.

As always, exercise caution when working with fire and do not leave the candle unattended.

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Senior Flannery Enneking-Norton is an environmental science enthusiast, an avid hiker, and the Feature Editor for RubicOnline during the 2017-18 school year. She is also a member of People for Environmental Protection and the cross country and track teams. Flannery is dedicated to service projects, and has spent most of her high school career volunteering...
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