Thursday, October 31, 2013

DIY: Beeswax Candles

Homemade items make great gifts for the Holidays! And who doesn't like candles?! They make great hostess gifts, teacher's gifts, etc! These are really quite simple to make and you can use any jars you happen to have around. We carry beeswax loose in-bulk in our Vitamin/HBA department, along with essential oils if you decide to add a scent! Add a ribbon or twine and a cute handwritten tag to complete the homemade look!


Candle wick 
Masking tape


1. Begin by heating up the wax on the stove in a pot to 140°F. You don't want the temperature to exceed 185°F. 
2. Pour a small layer into the base of a jar and place a piece of candle wick into the center of the jar. 
3. Hold this in place until the wax is dry enough to where the the wick stays in place. 
4. Next, make an X with tape over the top of the jar, poke a hole through the top and pull the wick through. Fill up the jar with melted wax til the desired height.
5. After the wax is completely solid, cut the wick so that it's 1/2 inch tall.

If you would like to add a scent to your candle, drop a few drops into the wax and mix well before pouring into the jar.

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