Beeswax Candles DIY- Handmade Candles at Home

Beeswax Candles DIY- Handmade Candles at Home

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I guess I am a maker in every sense of the word.

Even when I know I can get something relatively inexpensively at the store, I still find so much satisfaction in learning how to make it myself at home.

Being a maker allows me to add my own creative spin on everything and enjoy the process of seeing pieces and ingredients become finished things.

Sure, I can buy handmade dresses for my girls on Etsy, but adding an extra ruffle here, and little ties there, is such a rewarding experience for me.

Even though I can get a knitted hat for my baby boy at the Dollar Store, nothing can replace the love a mama puts into making it.

There is so much more value in a handmade piece. Love, care and creativity are behind every item.

I want to see my kids have the same love for creating that I do.

I want to see them bake the bread, knit the hat, sew the dress and arrange the flowers.

Their homes will be richer for it.

In the last year I added something new to my handmade repertoire.

Beeswax Candles!

I bought these beeswax pellets on Amazon. Until I can get more wax from the local beekeeper, this is the route I will go.

They were so easy to work with and inexpensive.

I added the one pound package of beeswax pellets and 1/2 cup coconut oil to my double broiler set up.

I also added a good size hunk of cocoa butter, for the delicious chocolate smell.

It’s basically; melt the wax, add the wick, pour it in.

I will get a little more detailed in the instructions to make it feel like I’m really teaching you something here, but there isn’t a whole lot to it.

But, trust me, if you make these for gifts, your family and friends will be super impressed.

I used hot glue to secure the wicks to the bottom of the jars, doing my best to center them as much as possible. I bought these wicks on Amazon.

To keep the wicks centered, I wrapped them around skewers, that I laid on top of the jars.

After the beeswax and coconut oil were fully melted, I added essential oils. This step is totally optional.

Beeswax smells delicious all on its own, but I wanted to experiment with some different scents.

I wanted to make a relaxing candle, so I added lavender essential oil.

This stuff hardens VERY quickly, so don’t take your time filling the jars.

If you do, just return the bowl to the double broiler.

Since I had poured my wax in a measuring cup for easy pouring, the wax was sticking to the sides of it. I just put the measuring cup in the oven for a few minutes on 350, and it was liquid again.

It took the larger candles about 5-10 minutes to set up completely.

What delicious combinations can you come up with?

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24 thoughts on “Beeswax Candles DIY- Handmade Candles at Home

  1. hello Farmhouse on Boone how are you? when you make candle making can you able to use Stoneware (canister), rubberwood (lid) and silicone (ring) is safe for candle making?

  2. I am having the kids in my class make candles for Mother’s Day! I need to know how much cocoa butter do you use?

  3. Cool video, thank You! 🙂
    Use it for the wick:
    This will keep more wicks 😉

  4. I've read that burning essential is unsafe (they say it changes the chemical makeup of the oil and makes it unsafe to breathe). Have you read anything on this? I trust your judgement so I figured I'd ask ya if you've heard this. I've got a kitty with asthma and beeswax is supposed to be super good for clearing the ick from the air and even help with asthma symptoms so I've been super interested in making some candles of my own and even putting those beeswax pellets in my warmer.

    Thanks! 😀

  5. I so much enjoyed watching you make your candles. I really love scent candles and spend lots of money on them. So i told myself that i am going to google how to make my own… Thank you very much for this lovely video.

  6. Hi Lisa, I have a quick question and hope that you can answer soon as these are for Christmas gifts. I ordered the galvanized tins that you suggested and the bag of beeswax. The holders are bigger than I thought they would be and am wondering if the one bag of wax is enough for all 6 of the holders if I fill them about 3/4 full? I don't want to run out in the middle of making. Thank you!!!

  7. Just stop with the sunscreen , edit your video as you make people get skin cancer .what is wrong with u?

  8. Can you remove the glue from the bottom of the container when you have used up the candle? Could you just use melted the wax mixture to attach the wick?

  9. You are so very talented. I enjoy all of your videos. Love love love your home as well. Thanks for sharing.

  10. I love your videos. Having a crafting night tomorrow with my daughters and daughters in law and we’re doing these and two other crafts.
    And….just an FYI remark….it’s double boiler not broiler. 😁

  11. Is the smell of cocoa butter is present when you light the candle please? I really love your recipes, thank you for sharing them.

  12. Hi! I watched your videos so many times because they have interesting and quality content that I am passionate about and which allows to develop my english comprehension, I understand almost all what you explain and I'm proud of it haha ( I'm French and sorry for the mistakes ) But I have a question, is the smell of cocoa is present when you light the candle? I would like to buy some of cocoa butter but I think it is a bit expensive and if the smell is not very present I will buy it in smaller quantities to make the diy of the lip balm that you have shared. I wait your answer to buy the necessary ingredients to make your diys. Thank you (: Have a nice week-end.

  13. So you only use 10 drops for the whole batch? I'm curious how much you would use of other scents too, as your more recent video you said it takes "a lot" but you didn't specify.

  14. Great video, thanks for sharing.
    Rather than using hot glue you can just dip the wick base into some of the melted beeswax mixture and stick it down with that first. 🙂

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