How to Make Beeswax Candles

I stopped burning most candles once I discovered how toxic they can be to our health. They are filled with artificial fragrances and the wicks tend to be full of harsh chemicals. All of that is burned and then spread throughout the air in our homes. Yeah…that’ll be a no “thank you” for me! Beeswax candles are a great alternative, but they are also pricey. Making them yourself is much more cost-effective. Let’s learn How to Make Beeswax Candles!

I’ve created a lot of other Handmade Home tutorials over the years. Take a look at some of them: How to Make No-Sew Cafe Curtains, How to Cover a Seat Cushion With Drop Cloth, DIY How to Sew A Half Apron, and much more!

Making beeswax candles is much more cost-effective than purchasing them. It's pretty simple too! Let's learn How to Make Beeswax Candles!

How to Make a Beeswax Candle

Keep in Mind:

  • Secure the wicks to the bottom of the jars using hot glue to avoid them shifting as you pour the wax.
  • Play around with essential oils for scents. Candles will need a lot of essential oils to get a stronger smell. But also, don’t expect these beeswax candles to smell like artificial candles.
  • If your beeswax begins to harden, just remelt it over a double boiler or if it is in a oven safe dish, place it in the oven at 350 until its melted again.
  • Get creative with the type of container you use for the candle! For example, crocks, thrifted jar, mason jars, old tin cans, or tea cups.

What You’ll Need:

  • 1 pound of beeswax pellets
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • Candle wicks
  • Glue gun and glue sticks
  • Various sized mason jars, crocks, bowls, or the like

Instructions:

  1. Add one pound of beeswax pellets and 1/2 cup coconut oil to a double broiler.
  2. Secure the wicks to the bottom of the jars with hot glue, centering them as much as possible.
  3. To keep the wicks centered, wrap them around skewers that lay on top of the jars.
  4. After the beeswax and coconut oil were fully melted, add essential oils to the mixture. This step is optional if you want an unscented candle.
  5. Pour the beeswax into the container(s). Beeswax hardens quickly, so don’t take your time filling the jars. Simply return the bowl to the double broiler if the wax hardens too quickly.
  6. Allow the wax to completely harden. This takes anywhere from 5-10 minutes for a large candle.
Making beeswax candles is much more cost-effective than purchasing them. It's pretty simple too! Let's learn How to Make Beeswax Candles!

If you make this project and love how it turned out, feel free to come back and comment about your experience. I’d love to see your creation and how you used it!

Making beeswax candles is much more cost-effective than purchasing them. It's pretty simple too! Let's learn How to Make Beeswax Candles!

More Handmade Projects:

Pin it For Later!

4 thoughts on “How to Make Beeswax Candles

Add yours

  1. I might need to try this with Chloe to make gifts! I too love candles but they almost instantly give Rory a headache unless I buy natural ingredient options and those are wonderful but so expensive!!

Leave a Little Thought

WordPress.com.

Up ↑

%d bloggers like this: