Wedding favours are special. Nothing screams to your guest “I appreciate you!” quite like them.
If they are personalised? Even better!
Here I will teach you how I made three wedding favours very easily.
All recipes can be resized for bigger batches of 50, 100 or even 1000.
All you have to do is resize it to fit the quantity you desire.
If you are as terrible at math as I am, you will quickly become besties with my favourite resizer site
Or you can Google “recipe resized online”
Candle wedding favour
Yields two tins
- 283.5 g Soy Wax
- 22.6 g Fragrance oil
- Dye Wax block
- 2 Tins
- 2 candle wicks
- 2 stickers
Start by melting your wax over a double boiler. Remember to use a pot or metal container dedicated to candle making
Once the water starts to bubble, measure soywax and add to pan
Leave to melt completely, take it off the heat and add your fragrance oil.
Keep mixing till all the fragrance is completely incorporated
Add the dye block in bits till you get desired colour. You can test on a sheet of white paper.
Glue wick to the center of tin or with a little bit of wax
Cut a straw halfway through and use this to hold the wick in place
Pour the hot wax into the tin and leave to harden
Cut excess wick off
Stick label to tin cover and your candle is ready
Please note that this recipe makes 2 candles. You can make as many as 100 by converting online with my favourite recipe resizer.
You may use paraffin wax if soywax is unavailable
Lipbalm wedding favour
Yields: 3 lip balms
- 9.6 g white beeswax
- 13.5 g coconut oil
- 6 g sweet almond oil
- 4.25 Avocado oil
- 0.9 g lip safe flavour oil
Melt all the oils in a double boiler
Add the flavour oil to it and mix thoroughly. Work quickly here because this mix hardens very quickly.
Pour into lip balm containers or tubes leave to dry.
If you want to present the usual lip balm dimple. Pour the mix almost all the way, leave to dry and put the rest to fill it up.
Beard oil wedding favour
Yields: 2 1oz bottles
- 56.6 g sweet almond oil
- 18.7 g Jojoba oil
- 0.6 g tea tree oil
- 0.16 g Fragrance oil
Simply mix all the oils together and pour in your favourite containers
Formulating your own wedding favour recipe
You don’t have to use every single ingredient I used in mine. These were just down to personal preference and inspiration from my favourite crafter
Lip balm is simply a mixture of 3 parts oil and one part wax. If you choose to use a butter-like Shea butter, for instance, you can make a really great lip balm by mixing one part butter, with one part oil and one part wax.
Most beard oil ingredients have a carrier oil and a rich essential oil. Your recipe should have:
- A carrier oil like sweet almond oil (gotten from vegetarian sources with neutral smells)
- a good moisturising oil like coconut oil (I used Jojoba)
- Any oil with exceptional properties (I used tea tree oil) Tea tree oil is an excellent hair treatment known for unclogging pores. This will be great for men who have razor bumps.
You can create any fragrance and colour of your choice by mixing and matching. For instance, you can make mango candle by mixing soy wax with mango fragrance oil and colour it yellow.
One of the cheaper ways to colour a candle is to use crayons. Peel off the paper and add as much as you wish.
I favour soy wax candles over paraffin wax for many reasons; longer burning time and more natural being some of the reasons but soy wax is difficult to find in certain countries.
You can easily make label stickers with your home printer by creating an easy design on Canvas and printing on label stickers
Which of these wedding favours will you be making?