DIY Beeswax Candles
These beeswax candles make perfect gifts for friends or for yourself. They're super easy to make and more affordable than buying beeswax candles at the store.
- 2 lb organic beeswax see above for links
- 2 cup coconut oil melted
- 12 4 oz mason jars
- 12 hemp candle wicks
- 12 chopsticks or wick centering devices
- 4 lb pouring pot
Fill up a dutch oven of soup pot about 1/2 of the way with water and bring to a boil
Add wax and coconut oil to the 4 lb pouring pot and place in the boiling water. This may float up awkwardly so find a way to keep it steady. I just hooked the handle of the pouring pot in the handle of my soup pot. (you can melt wax in batches if you like to melt it faster)
While the wax and oil are melting, center your wicks in the 4 oz mason jars by wrapping it around a utensil (pictured above) or using a wick centering device (linked above).
If you are making scented candles, pull the wax from the pot and mix in your oils of choice once it is completely melted (about 30-45 minutes). Approximately 25-100 drops/oz depending on how potent your oil is.
Carefully pour the wax mixture into the candles and set aside to cool 45-60 minutes before lighting.