Photo Credit : Beeswax Wholesale
I love beeswax candles! Candles can add a touch of romance and ambiance to any wedding decor or even your home. You can easily make a delightful centerpiece by grouping several votive beeswax candles with some flower arrangements and viola instant centerpiece!
Or if your a DIY’er, you can easily make your own unique beeswax candles like this one in a cute mason jar. (please see instructions below)
Before I show you how to make candles l want to discuss why I prefer eco friendly beeswax candles rather than regular paraffin wax candles.
- They are economical because they burn brighter, longer, and cleaner than any other candle.
- Beeswax candles give off very little smoke. The smoke does not contain carcinogens like regular paraffin candles.
- Beeswax candles smell great and have a natural honey scent, They are great for people who are sensitive to perfumes and fragrances or have allergies.
Now let’s make some candles shall we…..
- Beeswax (enough to fill your glass container) - A great online wholesale source is Wholesale Beeswax. Beeswax is available in easy to use pellets, or blocks
- Essential oil (10-12 drops per every 5.5 ounces of wax) — Optional
- One wick (not lead)
- Glass container
Melt your beeswax in an double boiler. You do not want it to be in direct contact with the heat.
Once it melts, dip the metal part of the wick in the melted wax.
Use the hot wax to secure the wick to the bottom of the glass container.
Let the wax cool for a bit and then add the essential oils. Pour the wax into the container. My favorite candle scent is lemon and vanilla. Oh, it smells soooo good! You can use any essential oils that you like.
Let it cool completely before using. Trim the wick.
Here are some free printable labels you can download for your new candles!
- Clean Modern Label
- Vintage Antique Label
- Classic Natural Label
- Shabby Chic Label
- Funky Fun Label
- Traditional Contemporary
- Simple Earthy
These make great homemade, Mason Jar gifts too!
* A special thanks to Amy Bliss for the candle making instructions & photos
* Photo Credits: Beeswax Wholesale