The Beginners Guide on How to Make Beeswax Candles
Let’s face it. Not everyone is good at DIY stuff. If you’re one of those who tend to get all those Pinterest tutorials horribly wrong no matter what, here’s your quickie on how to make beeswax candles in 5 easy steps. Read on…
Beeswax Candles- Why They’re Better
Artificially scented paraffin candles may seem like an easy deal, but they tend to have harmful impacts associated with their use. Infact, a study has also found how burning such candles can pollute indoor air and also turn out to be carcinogenic.
And that’s where beeswax candles come in- as opposed to paraffin candles, they help purify the air instead of polluting it, and also release negative ions when they burn, which help reduce dust and mold in the air.
The Easiest Beeswax Candle Recipe Ever!
Here’s to the simplest and easiest beeswax candle recipe for all those newbies out there. Time to get started folks!Calling all #DIY noobs! Time to get hands dirty with these #beeswaxcandles! via @BeautyJOnlineClick To Tweet
You will need:
- 1 lb pure beeswax
- A double boiler setup
- Essential oils of your choice
- Half a cup of coconut oil
- Cotton braided wick, cut into 6 inch pieces
- Canning jars
- Bamboo skewers
Heat the beeswax in a double boiler setup until it melts completely. Remove from heat and immediately add the coconut oil and your essential oils and use a bamboo skewer to mix everything well.
Pour a small amount of this mixture into each canning jar (around half an inch) and keep heating the remaining candle mixture on the double boiler. Place the wick into the center of each canning jar and use a skewer to hold it correctly in place for a few minutes until the wax cools down and sets completely.
Wrap the top end of the wick around a skewer and lay it flat on the surface of the canning jar so that the wick stays straight in the center.
Pour the remaining wax and allow it to cool completely. Leaving it overnight is the best. Remove the skewer and trim off the excess wick, letting about ½ an inch remaining. Ta-da! Its done!
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