We try every year to make our own Advent candles. Some years it goes better than others. The past few years we have purchased a kit from Illuminated Ink to make beeswax candles. This is a wonderful project for the kids to do mostly on their own. The only negative to using these candles from my view point is that they are only supposed to have about 4 hours of burn time and we usually try to light them every night so we buy 2 kits and hope they last. I think we may try something a tad different next year but for now, these work well. Hopefully we will be able to get the candles blessed tomorrow. And I have to say I really prefer the smell of beeswax candles to regular ones.