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One more way to combine soy wax and gel!

The followings are all two-layered candles with the bottom layer made of gel and the upper part made of soy wax.
Why combining the two of them? Because gel is transparent and allows you to embed objects and soy wax  has an incredible scent throw and a long burning time!

Few simple rules for embedding objects: ideally they should be non flammable (like glass animals, shells or stones)!
...but if you do not exaggerate with the amount, you also can potentially use cinnamon sticks, dried flowers etc...

To be on the safe side: if you use flammable objects I'd anyway suggest you to pour the thinnest layer of gel as possible (just to cover the embeds) and avoid burning this layer.

And remember: never ever leave lit candles unattended!

Let yourself be inspired and give it a try!

Gel embeddings: glitters (blue candle) or sea shells (peach candle). Soy wax: caramel-scented. 

Gel embeddings: cinnamon sticks

Gel embeddings: cinnamon sticks (left) or star anise (right). Soy wax: green tea-scented.

Gel embeddings: sea shells. Soy wax: fig-scented


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