I’ve shared several DIY candle ideas here before, including how to make candles for beginners and how to make floating candles. But you guys making beeswax candles is ridiculously easy (and fun)!
From what I’ve read about beeswax candles, they are far better for indoor burning than traditional candles. This is because they are all natural and help to purify the air, while many candles on the market are made of paraffin and artificial fragrances. Apparently, paraffin negatively affects the air quality due to chemicals in the soot.
Because they’re all-natural, they’re even safe (and beneficial) for people with respiratory issues such as asthma. Whereas candles with paraffin and artificial fragrances may trigger asthma attacks.
You can read more about the benefits of beeswax candles here.
Beeswax Candle Kit
You guys, all you need to make these beneficial candles is a simple kit. I found several to choose from on Amazon but I liked this candle kit because it’s very basic. It comes with 10 large sheets of beeswax and cotton wicks for the center.
Each sheet is large, approx 8″ X 16″. To start I took one sheet and folded it in half. Then I cut it down the fold and used only one side.
how to roll beeswax candles
Next, you cut a piece of the wick to fit and place it right along the edge of your beeswax sheet.
Begin rolling it up. Roll it as tightly as you can as you go. The beeswax is slightly sticky so it adheres well as you roll without using a ton of pressure.
Lastly, press down on the seam to adhere the edge to the candle.
And that’s it. No melting wax or making a huge mess of the kitchen. Using half of a sheet of wax fits a standard size taper holder pretty well. I experimented with making them slightly bigger and slightly smaller as well. The larger sizes didn’t fit the candleholders well.
Because the wax is slightly sticky they stay in the candleholders well too. I always hate when I can’t get my taper candles to stay straight in the holders!
Making beeswax candles was so easy with this kit you could even let your kids do it. The kits are available with beeswax in a bunch of other colors as well.
They burn really nice too. I’m very happy with the ease and quality of this kit. I’ll definitely be making more to use to help purify the air in my house.
Next, I may use some of the leftover sheets and experiment with different sizes and shapes. I’ll keep you posted if I come up with other ideas.
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