Beeswax 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
Wick for 1 inch diameter candle, primed
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.