The mellow, shimmering glimmer of a fragrance provides a sense of serenity and tenderness to your surroundings. So it was difficult for our family to give up ordinary candles. Still, the bad influence on the environment was too enormous to ignore, so we switched to beeswax candles.
Yellow beeswax candles are a terrific alternative to chemically perfumed paraffin candles since they purify rather than pollute the air. When beeswax is burned, it produces negative ions. Negative ions help to reduce the amount of dust, dander, and mold in the oxygen we breathe, especially with essential oils.
Since beeswax has the greatest melting point of any wax, it lasts longer than paraffin. When beeswax is burned, it emits a mild and delightful honey aroma. They're the cleaner candle because they don't produce any soot and are dripless. They also provide a lot more ambient light, which creates a warm atmosphere.
How to Make Beeswax Candles With Essential Oils
Since beeswax candles can be costly to buy, this is a terrific DIY project that will help you purify your home. We'll go over how to manufacture beeswax candles in this article. Making candles at home using essential oils is inexpensive, simple, and beneficial.
- Yellow Beeswax Pellets - 225 grams
- Virgin Coconut Oil - 60 Ml
- Lavender Essential Oil - 5 ml
- Pre-waxed Candle Wicks
- Wooden Candle Wick Holders
- Candle Colors/Dyes
- Wick Sticker
- Glass Candle Jars
- Large Wax Melting Container
- Wooden Skewers (For mixing wax)
Homemade Yellow Beeswax For Candle Making DIY - Step-by-step
Let's try this recipe now that we've discovered the advantages of beeswax candles over others and have acquired all necessary equipment and components. Making a beeswax candle is a simple and fun activity.
Step 1: Fill a big pot halfway with water, enough to cover the beeswax pallets but not overflow when it begins to boil. Place the container in the pot and heat until the water reaches a low, moderate boil. Let the heat from the water dissolve the beeswax pallets, occasionally stirring with a wooden skewer. Beeswax is combustible, so keep a close eye on it while it melts and make sure no wax pellets fall onto your hot stovetop.
Step 2: Prepare your glass candle jars (you can use Yankee Candle Jars or Transparent Candle Jars) while your wax melts by applying a wick sticker to the base of your wick and placing it in the center of the bottom of your jar. For these, you may also use a wood wick. To keep the wick upright, wrap it around a skewer that's positioned across the top of the jar. You can tape the skewers in place if needed until it sets or you can use wooden candle wick holder for centering candle wicks.
Step 3: After the wax has melted, remove it from the fire and whisk in the coconut oil. Although adding a little coconut oil to your beeswax may help the candle burn more consistently and reduce tunneling, you can also produce a 100% beeswax candle. Add the lavender essential oil, the fragrance oil, and the color (if desired).
Step 4: Fill your candle jars halfway with wax and oil and set them aside for 1-2 days for curing before using them. Trim the wicks to 1/2 inch long, and your candle is ready to use.
Step 5: The standard candle rule of thumb is to burn a single wick candle for 1 hour per inch width (so 3 hours for a 3′′ broad candle) until the entire top melts on the first burn. In other words, your candle will never burn any further out from the center than it did on the initial burn. Ensure that the entire top melts the first time if you don't want it to tunnel down the center.
Note: You may need to perform some debugging the first few times you make a candle, according to the beeswax you utilize, the size of the wick, and the size of the jar. If your candle tunnels in the middle but never reaches the sides, consider using a larger/thicker wick to get more heat and more evenly melt the wax.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
You may be concerned about adding other materials to your candle mix. However, there are various ways to make candles with a variety of substances, so we've collected a list of frequently asked questions to assuage your concerns.
Q: Can I add frangrance oil for making beeswax candles?
A: For candles, you can use whatever fragrance or essential oil you like. Test them out to see whether you like the scent! I use roughly 1-2 ounces of perfume per pound of beeswax in general. To figure out what strength you want, you may need to build a few test candles.
Q: Soy wax vs Beeswax for candle making?
A: Soy candles have a white, cool-toned flame, similar to fluorescents or the illumination from your phone screen or television at night. Beeswax candles produce a more natural light similar to that of the sun. As a result, beeswax candles have a warmer and brighter flame than soy candles.
Q: Can I add colors & dyes for making a candle?
A: Only one thing could make your favorite candle even better: if it also happened to be your favorite color. You can personalize your candles by dyeing them to fit any set of tastes. Start with a little amount of powdered or liquid candle dye and progressively add more until you reach the desired hue.
What are you waiting for now that you know how to make your own homemade DIY beeswax candle with essential oil and what benefits it provides? The lovely, warm glow of handcrafted beeswax candles is extremely comforting, especially at night after the kids have gone to bed. But a handmade beeswax candle's allure begins with its golden glow and long burn life.