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

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 over 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.

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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 lit with a warm glow

FAQ for Easy Beeswax Candles

Why use beeswax over soy or other candle making mixes?

Beeswax is the healthiest choice in candle making. It also has the highest melting point of any wax out there so they will burn longer. However the use of beeswax in our home is primarily due to the benefits that only beeswax can provide. Beeswax acts as a natural air purifier since when you light a beeswax candle over a soy or other type of candle, the negative ions naturally present in beeswax will attach itself to dirt, mold, or other air pollutants which then helps clean the air.

What is the purpose of the use of coconut oil in this recipe?

Coconut oil is added to help slow down the burning time of the candle so that they last longer.

What other types containers can I use for this recipe?

You can use any sort of glass container that is clean and free from cracks or contaminants. One fun thing I have done is use pretty glass containers from the second hand store like old mugs, vintage small vases or other lovely glass containers that are good size for a candle. You can even reuse old candle containers you might have by simply scraping out the old wax and removing the used wick. Then replacing with a new wick.

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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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