Homemade Beeswax Candles

For Sara’s Christmas present, I decided to make her homemade beeswax candles. We’ve seen them at farmers markets and other craft fairs, but they were always way too expensive. I stumbled upon this blog post by The Prairie Homestead and followed the directions with much success!

How to Make Beeswax Candles

Making The Candles

Pyrex boiler. Melting Beeswax for candles.I didn’t have a can to make a double boiler, so I used a small Pyrex measuring cup in a pot of boiling water. The Pyrex only held half of the wax, so I had to split it into two batches. I didn’t have to buy anything new though! Luckily the Pyrex balanced on the side of my pot, which I discovered after 10 minutes of holding it over boiling water waiting for my carpal tunnel to develop.

Following the instructions from The Prairie Homestead, I used the same candle wicks and stickers to hold the wicks to the mason jars. I did use a different beeswax, though, because the reviews of the wax on Prairie Homestead had a lot of bad comments on the smell recently.

While the wax was melting, I stuck the wicks to the bottom of the mason jars with the stickers I bought. I wound the wick around half of a kabob skewer to hold it up. Once the wax was (finally) melted, all I had to do was pour the wax into the jar. Candle Setting

Once the wax was poured in all I had to do was wait for it to cool. I was surprised how easy these were! The Pyrex would not scrub clean, but the dishwasher made quick work of the wax.

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