I started making candles for the first time about a year and a half ago and discovered that it was way more fun than I thought it would be. In fact, I got a little carried away, mixing my own scents out of essential oils, decorating the tops of the mason jars and putting little personal tags on them. I thought it'd be fun, but it was creative and exciting too. I loved naming my scents and playing around with the recipes, like I was making potions, or something. Then I got an idea to put tea leaves into the wax. I made a series of tea leaf candles. Some with Chai, some with african red tea, some with green tea. It was a blast, and I had some very special things to give my family for Christmas. I burned down a lot of them, but yesterday I found one my craft closet that I didn't know I still had, it's been a few months and I forgot that I had it in there. So I took it out and lit it up. Now my house has that wonderful smell and I'm thinking about getting some supplies and starting a new batch. Candlemaking just makes me feel good.