Monday, December 04, 2017

Handmade: Beeswax Candles

I recently came across this post about homemade beeswax candles and immediately knew it was something I wanted to try! I love beeswax candles - the all natural everything about them and the gentle honey smell that lingers in the wax. Their color is so lovely and many perfumed candles give me a headache so I try to avoid heavily scented things.

The supplies I used were the ones linked in the post above and I actually found that this beeswax did not have a pleasant honey smell but was very plain and a little different than what I think of when I think of beeswax candles. But the fact that it is 100% pure is sufficient for me.

Two bags of beeswax made 12 little jelly jar candles. These are the wicks I purchased.

I found a little metal pot with a pouring spout at the thrift store to dedicate to candle making as I didn't want to permanently have wax in any of my everyday dishes!

One other little tip: several of mine cooled with one little hole in the top - I just poured a fresh layer of hot wax over that and in all cases, it cooled smooth the second time.

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Mary Ann said...

My mother-in-law makes and sells beeswax candles. They are lovely and I love the scent and the fact that they are pure and no synthetics cluttering up the air! She is going to show me how to pour them when we visit at the end of the year. I can't wait.

Julie said...

Our church uses beeswax candles on Christmas Eve. It's a beautiful additional layer for the senses.