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This Easy Beeswax Candles guide and recipe will show you how to make Beeswax Candles at home.

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Beeswax candles are so lovely and give off the warmest light. They are top of the line when it comes to candles in my book as they actually clean the air when burning as opposed to letting off toxins into the air like most traditional candles. I love to have them burning throughout the fall and winter months as it just creates a beautiful cozy glow. However, they can be a bit pricey and so at times I do find myself using them sparingly throughout the day when opting to buy them.

Thankfully, they are pretty simple to make and not only does this cut the cost down a bit, it’s a fun little project that you can get creative with. I like to use mason jars but also using pretty containers you find at the thrift stores would be a fun thing to use as well. They make great gifts too so keep that in mind when the holidays come around or when that teacher needs a gift. Nothing is cuter or more thoughtful then handing off a homemade beeswax candle for someone else to enjoy.

What You Will Need

4-6 oz mason jars or other glass container

1 lb Beeswax

6 inch wicks

Hot glue gun

Hot glue

Coconut oil

4 pencils

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1 lb Yellow Beeswax

6 inch Wicks

Organic Coconut Oil

Hot Glue Gun with Glue Sticks

12 Pack 6 oz Mason Jars

Directions

Using a glue gun place a bit of glue on the bottom of the wick under the silver piece.

Center the wick and stick it to the bottom. Use the pencil to help center it if needed.

Next, roll the pencil around the top portion of the wick and lay it across the top of the mason jar (pictured).

Using a double boiler or a sauce pan with a glass bowl. Pour the beeswax in the bowl or double boiler and begin to melt it over medium heat. I like to cover mine with a piece of foil to make the process go quicker.

When the beeswax is just about melted, pour in the coconut oil. Stir until its incorperated.

When melted, take a towel or a pot holder and pick up bowl and pour the mixture into the awaiting mason jars. Fill them to about 3/4 of the way up.

easy beeswax candles being poured into mason jars

Use the pencil to recenter the wick if needed.

Allow them to set, usually 1 hour or more to fully have them set.

The candle will be completely a creamy yellow when done.

Use a sharp pair of scissors to cut the wick down to about a half inch.

Candles are ready to burn.

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easy beeswax candles in a mason jars

How To Make Beeswax Candles At Home

Yield: 4- 4 oz candles

a simple recipe and guide for making beeswax candles at home

Materials

  • 1 lb Yellow Beeswax
  • 1/2 Cup Coconut Oil
  • 6 Inch Wicks
  • Mason Jars

Tools

  • Glue Gun
  • Glue Sticks
  • 4 Pencils
  • Scissors
  • Double Boiler or Glass Bowl with Sauce Pan (see note)

Instructions

    1. Using a glue gun place a bit of glue on the bottom of the wick under the silver piece.
    2. Center the wick and stick it to the bottom. Use the pencil to help center it if needed.
    3. Next, roll the pencil around the top portion of the wick and lay it across the top of the mason jar (pictured).
    4. Using a double boiler or a sauce pan with a glass bowl. Pour the beeswax in the bowl or double boiler and begin to melt it over medium heat.
    5. When the beeswax is just about melted, pour in the coconut oil. Stir until its incorperated.
    6. When melted, take a towel or a pot holder and pick up bowl and pour the mixture into the awaiting mason jars.
    7. Fill them to about 3/4 of the way up.
    8. Use the pencil to recenter the wick if needed.
    9. Allow them to set, usually 1 hour or more to fully have them set.
    10. The candle will be completely a creamy yellow when done.
    11. Use a sharp pair of scissors to cut the wick down to about a half inch.
    12. Candle is ready to burn.

Notes

*To make your own double boiler, use a sauce pan and glass bowl. Fill the sauce pot about 3 inches or about 1/3 full of water and place the glass bowl on top.

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