I'd been saving expensive beeswax candle wax for years and I have a bag full of the scraps. A friend of mine used to collect toilet paper rolls and old toothpaste boxes to use as molds for recycling candles ( but she wasn't as picky and she recycled old paraffin candles).
I stick with soy and beeswax, but preferably beeswax (because soy is genetically engineered and I tend to avoid its existence as much as i possibly can)
I have the supplies to make crafts like soap, so I got out some old pots to melt the wax and pour it into the toilet paper rolls with the wicks standing in them, but that didn't really work at first; I figured out you have to pour just a little bit of wax and let that harden to form a base and a seal so that the remaining wax you pour into the tubes doesn't stream out from underneath. Duh, right?
I also decided to repurpose some old spice bottles (well , current ones but the moths ruined the spice a long time ago; I just never threw the contents out). I panicked, because I thought the paper rolls wouldn't work (even though they worked for my friend). And as you know, I figured that bit out, but trying out some glass spice bottles wasn't a bad idea either, and worked really well.
I also repurposed a bottle that used to contain fake coffee and a mason jar - it's so fun to find new uses for things!
(Seriously, I get a high and am totally filled with joy! It is crazy empowering )
I also had a brick of store-bought "beeswax" ( it said beeswax on the package, but didn't really smell or actually seem like it; I used it anyway).
Even though I added scent to it, the scent couldn't cover up the awful synthetic chemical smell of the faux beeswax. And when it finally cooled and hardened, it took a weird dip and spiral into nothingness
I will do this again
I will have to, until I run out of the precious wax
It will continue on and on , into infinity
Taking on new forms, shapes, and changes
In different times
Inspired by different reasons
Cassandra Mal Farken is not poor. Poor people don't experiment with crafts, they are too busy trying to survive.