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How to Make Beeswax Candles At Home

Posted by Whendi Grad on

Organic Beeswax CandlesBeeswax candles add a warm, amber glow to your dinner table. Unlike paraffin candles, beeswax candles burn cleaner with no sticky, black soot. They also purify the air, burn slower, and are virtually dripless in a draft free environment.

We make beeswax candles for our museum, but you can make them just as easily at home. The video below shows you the step-by-step process to making beeswax candles using molds. You can also pour the beeswax into empty glass jars, but you will need a metal clamp and glue dot to hold the wick to the bottom of the jar.

What you will need is:

  • Beeswax
  • Wick (2/0 ply works for most candles 3" in diameter or less but consult your mold for the best size wick)
  • Crockpot
  • Candle Mold (we get ours at
  • Scissors
  • Wooden sticks or clothes pins
  • Large needle or bobby pin
  • Silicone Spray
  • 2 Large Containers for Pouring Wax
  • Rubber Bands
  • Cotton Fabric Squares

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