Beeswax Candles - Part 2 - Rolled Candles

Beeswax Candles – Part 2 – Rolled Candles

Beeswax Candles - Part 2 - Rolled CandlesBeeswax Candles – Part 2 – Rolled Candles.  Making rolled beeswax candles is simple,  safe and profitable. Even children can make these candles in just a few minutes since they do not require melting the wax, however, adult supervision is required to burn them.   This is a great craft you can enjoy with the family.  You can make pillars, tapers, votives, and shaped novelty candles all from the same sheets. The possibilities are endless and only limited by your imagination.

 Rolled Beeswax Candles

1 sheet of natural beeswax
Wick for 1 inch diameter candle, primed
Prepare the wick by cutting a length of wicking appropriate to your candle size. Lay the primed wick along the edge of one of the short sides of the beeswax sheet. Leave about ½ inch of wick protruding on one end of the sheet. Turn the first ¼ inch of the sheet over the wick and press it down tightly all along its length.
Roll the sheet up keeping it as tight as possible as you go. Then press all along the end of the rolled sheet to seal the edge of the candle. You now have a beeswax candle.

Here are some fun facts from the National Candle Association:

  • U.S. retail sales of candles are estimated at approximately $2 billion annually, excluding sales of candle accessories.
  • Candles are used in 7 out of 10 U.S. households.
  • Candles come in an endless variety of sizes and shapes, from tapers, votives, pillars and tealights to container/jar candles, floating candles, liturgical candles, outdoor candles, novelty candles, utility candles and birthday candles.
  • Manufacturer surveys show that 90% of all candles are purchased by women.
  • Votives, container candles and pillars are currently the most popular types of candles with American consumers.
  • Candle industry research indicates that the most important factors affecting candle sales are scent, color, cost and shape.
  • The retail price of a candle generally ranges from approximately 50¢ for a votive to $30 for a large pillar or jar candle. Highly unusual or embellished artisan candles can be $200 or more.