Each summer or early autumn I get together with my friend Amber, to do a canning extravaganza, where we spend 2 days canning as many recipes as we can, to put away for Christmas gifts. My friend is from Kentucky, and is a real life Kentucky Colonel, an honor much like a knighthood, which is bestowed on people each year, for their contributions to the state of KY, and the lives of the people of KY. Amber received hers for her work bringing theatre to the south central part of the state. While I was working on planning our recipes for this year's canning adventure, I just happened to bump into an ad for a 'gin & tonic' scented candle, which is clearly something I need in my life. The seller was asking a fortune for a 16 ounce candle, so I did some digging on the internet to find a candle supply company who carried a Gin & Tonic fragrance oil. When I did, I discovered that they also had a Kentucky Bourbon scent. I checked with Amber, who was all for adding something new to our repertoire, then went ahead and ordered the fragrance oil, jars, and 20 pounds of soy wax!
|Half of the Kentucky Bourbon candles, as Amber took hers home.|
|Half of the Gin & Tonic candles.|
|In case you're wondering what 20 lbs of wax looks like, this was the bag, just after opening it, before measuring any wax out!|
|Most of them, cooling on my back porch while we worked on the last batch.|
|While they cooled they looked kinda like monochromatic sand art, but wet.|