Beeswax Candles - Part 1 - Container Candles

Beeswax Candles – Part 1 – Container Candles

Beeswax Candles - Part 1 - Container CandlesBeeswax Candles – Part 1 – Container Candles. Beeswax makes lovely candles. Its distinctive scent and golden color are quite popular. It is a natural wax collected from beehives. It can be used on its own or with a small amount of paraffin to improve burning time. Beeswax can also be acquired in sheets in a honeycomb pattern in both a natural color or in a variety of dyed colors. Whether melting your beeswax into candles or rolling them from honeycomb sheets, making beeswax candles in remarkably simple.

Beeswax Container Candles

 Equipment

Beeswax
Double boiler
Thermometer
Candle wick
Container
Wax glue
Wick holder

Follow safety procedures for making candles. Prepare the wick by cutting a length of wicking appropriate to your candle size (instructions usually come with the wicking). Dip wick into melted wax to prime it. Attach the wick to the bottom of the container with wax glue. Attach the top of the wick to the wick holder and center and secure wick. Melt beeswax in a double boiler on high heat. The temperature should remain below 200 degrees.
Pour melted wax into container. Let wax cool and harden completely, about a couple of hours depending on the size of the candle. Trim the wick.