Fancy meeting you here. Guess you want to know how I made my beeswax candles. They’re pretty simple to do.
All you need is:
-Candle holders (or some glass jars)
-Sticky sides for the bottom of the wicks (or hot glue)
-Your choice of essential oils
-Double boiler (I used a tin container and a pot to fake this, plus you don’t want to ruin your pots with beeswax!)
And some creativity never hurts!
First, I cleaned out my candle holders that I picked up from Value Village (VV Boutique). Then I heated up my hot glue gun and glued them to the centre of the holder. I threaded the wick through a closepin, to keep them centred.
Now for the fun part, melting the wax!
Above I have two packages of beeswax and some blocks of beeswax. Couldn’t tell you exactly how much – I eyeballed it and made as many candles as I could. I also added a bit of coconut oil to help the essential oils smell stick. Beeswax doesn’t absorb the scent well on its own. Coconut oil helps with this.
The beeswax and coconut oil are almost melted! At this point I stirred it with my wooden stick to help melt it faster. Underneath my tin pan is some boiling water (I have the stove at midheat at this point). The water is NOT touching the pan, just generating enough heat to melt the wax and oils. After the beeswax and coconut oil was melted, I added a few drops of my essential oil of choice, orange.
Carefully, I used a oven mit to grab the tin pan and I bent a little bit over on the corner to ease pouring. I filled the jars to just below the rim. When I was pouring, I set my oven to 170 degrees F. Once the oven was preheated and the jars were full, I shut the oven off. The jars went in the oven, as if the beeswax cools too quickly it can crack.
I let these jars set in the oven till the wax was hard.
Now I’ll let these sit for two days and cut the wick to size afterwards.
The finished product! Lovely slow burning mild scented beeswax candles! (Next time I’ll put a bit more essential oil in!) 💖
😁💖 That’s how I made my candles! Any questions or recommendations feel free to comment below.
These beeswax candles are going to soon be available for ordering! Stay tuned!