Learn how to create beeswax candles in a jar to present as gifts or to just burn around your home. Constructing candles is actually much more uncomplicated than you probably think it is. Then you can tailor your scents to your preferences and tastes.
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Supplies to learn how to make beeswax candles:
Begin by turning a cooking pot into a double boiler. Place the band portion of the mason jar lid only in the bottom of a small pot (large side down). Add the mason jar on top of it. Fill with water about half way up on the mason jar.
Add a little mold sealer to the bottom of your wick as shown below. Bear down on this into the bottom of your mason jar in the center.
Then add the mason jar to your double boiler. Break off pieces of candle wax with a knife and add to the jar. Heat over medium-low heat.
Watch constantly so the mason jar does not tip. The soy wax will melt.
Once melted completely, remove the jar carefully from the pot with a towel. Add in a few drops of scent and stir. Then add on your wick holder as shown below.
Allow to cool completely, trim your wick, and you have just made your own candles! You have just learned how to make beeswax candles. I bet you didn’t know it was that easy!
You can also make whatever shape or type of candle you want, may it be taper candles or a thick, short one like this, or a pillar candle. It’s up to you.
These scented candles are a perfect item to add to a gift set to give to a family member or friends during a holiday or a special occasion.
What’s so special about this is that you have independently selected these clean burning pure beeswax candles that are handcrafted with love.
It’s definitely a great gift to give. Or just a decoration at home where you’ll add some tea lights to give it that pretty effect.
Play around with various scents to find one that you love. You can buy oils that smell like fresh linen, beeswax scented, or baked apples or you can add in a combo of essential oils to create your own. You will be making candles for every holiday and occasion.
Soy candles with an ample amount of burn time is an awesome edition to you and somebody else’s home. So why not try making these? I know you’ll surely enjoy these 100% pure beeswax candles!
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Love it! I really have to start making my own…we burn candles in this house every single day…thanks for the encouragement…I will have to buy in BULK! lol! Hugs…
I need to try using beeswax for my candles!
Where do you get beeswax?
I got mine at Hobby Lobby. You can also order online.