Tuesday, 15 May 2012

The Easiest Way to Make a Beeswax Candle

It is pretty easy to make candles with beeswax if you have the right tools and clear instructions. There are so many kinds of beeswax candles you can make, from rolled tapers to moulded tea lights. By spending little time and effort, you can make a wonderful honey aroma candle with satisfaction. If you never make a beeswax candle before, I would recommend you to start making it with beeswax sheet. This is the easiest approach for beginner as it does not involve in melting wax, even a child can make it safely with fun.

You will need:
  • 1 beeswax honeycomb sheet
  • 1 cotton wick
  • Knife/Scissors
Step-by-step instructions:
  1. Prepare the beeswax sheet into appropriate proportion accordingly. If you intend to make a beeswax taper candle, cut it diagonally from one end to the other. Otherwise, just leave it if you wish to make a pillar candle.
  2. Lay a cotton wick along one edge of beeswax sheet. Cut the wick and ensure it is 1/2 inch long extends from both ends of the beeswax sheet.
  3. Start rolling from the edge which is close to the cotton wick. Firmly press with your fingers while rolling to hold the wick in place.
  4. Once the wick is secured, continue to roll the beeswax sheet slowly until the other edge is reached. Press the edge to adhere tightly and complete the process.
  5. Trim the wick from the bottom, make sure the bottom of the candle is flat and even. Then, trim the other end of wick to approximately 1/4 inch to prevent soot while burning later.
Candle making tips:
  1. Priming wick is optional in the candle making process but it helps to burn the candle better. You can coat the wick in the melting beeswax for few minutes and let it cool before using it to make a candle.
  2. You can create beeswax candles in different shapes, sizes and colors by using some sheets of beeswax. A candle in spiral form will looked interesting with combination of 2 matching colors of beeswax sheet.
  3. Try to make a rolled candle as tight and straight as possible to make sure it burns well and efficiently.
No matter how is your first made candle look like, I am sure that you will improve your skill in making beeswax candle after some attempts. Making candles can be an interesting personal hobby as well as a great family activity during free time. Try to make some on your own or with family. Once you make one, you will love to make more.

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