Creating a toxic environment in my home is a priority, I want to teach you how to melt beeswax for candle making that purifies the air and looks breathtaking anywhere you burn them.
How to Melt Beeswax for Candle Making Video
If you been around here long enough, you know that I like my home to be as natural as possible and on a budget. I always loved burning candles and would spend tons of money buying smell good candles from store that were toxic and made from paraffin wax. Paraffin wax is a waste product of petroleum and that is a dead “NO” for me.
Before electricity, candles were the only way to light the home and were a pretty ambiance in the evenings. In the wintertime there is something nostalgia about burning candles after the sun has set. Burning beeswax candles warms up the home and brings all the cozy vibes in the evening.
This Beeswax burns clean with no smoke and is made with natural, clean ingredients. Regular candles on the market are made often with paraffin and have artificial scents. These beeswax candles are super easy to make just a little patience and you can have a wonderful candle for yourself or to gift that does not burn toxins or add smoke to the atmosphere.
Beeswax for Candle Making Benefits
When making beeswax candles from the purest form there are many benefits. Lighting a beeswax candle after a long day brings comfort.
Beeswax candles will burn longer burn time, cleaner burn and are smoke free.
Burning a beeswax candle will burn brighter and provide much vibrant light than any other candle.
Lighting a beeswax candle will purify, cleanse and improve air quality.
If you have allergies or asthma burning beeswax candles is a great alternative.
Supplies to Melt Beeswax for Candle Making
Your candle wick should be made of hundred percent cotton and not treated with any harsh chemicals.
Candlewicks are sold in bulk or as particular lengths that are premeasured.
Using essential oils for you candle making provides a clean and natural burn. Essential Oils provides a fragrance and benefits. I love using Citronella Essential Oil because it fights off outdoor nuisance such as mosquitos but, indoors I love the smell of lemon, orange, lavender and pine.
- Pine Essential Oil ~ This essential oil is great in bringing the outdoors inside and creating cozy vibes.
- Lemon Essential Oil ~ Using lemon essential oils is a clean, fresh smell. Using lemon essential oil freshens up a space and brighten my spirits.
- Lavender Essential Oil ~ Lavender Essential Oil is strong in smell but very calming. This bushy herb of purple is a wonderful scent to promote peace and rest.
- Orange Essential Oil ~ Orange Essential Oil is another citrus oil that I enjoy because it is cheery and uplifting in my home especially when I am trying to accomplish a different task.
SOY OR BEESWAX
Wax is flammable and is essential in making candles but, working and burning a natural alternative is better. Using soy or beeswax is easy to work with and not difficult to melt. Soy or Beeswax provides a clean and natural burn that is not only healthy for the environment but, for your overall health. Beeswax will burn longer verses soy wax. Soy Wax provides white coloring, where beeswax has a natural yellow coloring.
DOUBLE BROILER (GLASS JAR AND OLD POT)
SOY OR BEE WAX CANDLES ARE NON-TOXIC CHOICES
Wax melts between 110-200 degrees Fahrenheit. Using a Double Boiler will melt the wax and keep temperature form exceeding the boiling point. If you use a glass jar and old pot, please keep an eye on the boil. When using either method never leave an open flame unattended.
Most candles in big box stores are filled with harmful ingredients that are not good for you environment nor your lungs.
Many commercial candles that are labeled pure or natural are not. Commercial candles are filled with phthalates. When phthalates are in the air cab cause hormones can be abnormalities, birth defeats and reproductive problems.
Made from wax, wick, colors and fragrance a candle can be toxic if not made with organic, raw ingredients. Beeswax made from a hive of a honey bee or soy that is a vegetable wax are great alternatives to making a natural candle that is non toxic.
Many United States Candles are made with paraffin which is derived from petroleum; another ingreidents that is not safe for the environment.
To create a clean burn without soot or smoke use undying or fragrance candle when creating your natural candle.
When choosing a container to mold your wax candle the possibilities are endless. You can choose glass, metal, ceramic or anything that can withstand the hot wax and a lite flame.
How to Melt Beeswax for Candle Making Directions
Here is what you need:
- Glass container to house your candle (to save money I use recycle jars or mason jars)
- Beeswax Pellets (measure how much need by filling your container only 1/2 way)
- 1/4 cup coconut oil
- 1/4 cup coconut butter
- Candle wick
- Hot glue gun
- 20-60 drops of your favorite essential oil
- Sauce Pot
- Glass bowl that can with stand heat
- Old Ladle (pick up second hand or from a Dollar Store)
- Pencil or cloths pin to keep your wick in place while cooling.
In a pot boil water over medium heat and place a glass bowl on top of the pot to warm. Take you beeswax, coconut butter and coconut oil and melt in your glass bowl.
While your beeswax is melting; take hot glue gun and glue your wick to the bottom of your container, allow it to dry.
Make sure your wick stays in place. Once all the beeswax is melted carefully pour into your container and then add your essential oils!
Finally, let your candle wax cure for a week before burning, and take a pencil and roll the extra wick around to give it a curly flair.
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