Pure Honey Beeswax Candles
Recipe type: Home Crafts
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Serves: About 2 candles
These Pure Honey Beeswax Candles use yellow beeswax and recycled containers to create a rustic product.
  • 1 lb. Yellow Beeswax
  • 1.3 oz. Pure Honey Fragrance Oil
  • 2 WU-150 White Cotton Candle Wicks
  • Droppers
  • Clean Up Tool
  • Recycled Milk Cartons (We made two 3″ tall candles with this recipe)
MILK CARTON PREP: Wash your cartons with dish soap and warm water and let them dry. Then, measure the wick on the side of the container. You want the wick to be taller than the carton so you can center the wick with a straw or pencils. Mark where you want your wick to be and cut off the top of the carton with scissors.
CHOOSING YOUR WICK: The wicks you use will depend on the size of your container. The wick needs to be larger than what you would use in a soy candle. Beeswax is a hard, dense wax and has a high melting point. That means it needs a larger flame for a consistent melt down. It is also important that the wax pool isn’t so big that it drips down the side of the candle. We chose CD-20 wicks for our containers. To find the correct size for your candle, you can use this wick chart.
  1. Measure out 1 pound of beeswax and melt in a double boiler. You can turn any pot into a double boiler with the double boiler maker. If you don’t have a double boiler, you can melt the beeswax in the microwave. Be careful – because of beeswax’s high melting point, the heat safe container can melt or explode in the microwave if it gets too hot. If you do use a microwave, melt the beeswax in 1 minute bursts and stir frequently.
  2. Add 1.3 oz. of Pure Honey Fragrance Oil to the melted wax and stir well.
  3. Put a drop of the hot wax mixture in the center of the cartons. Place the wick in the wax and hold it until the wax sets up (about 10 seconds). Then, center your wick. We used a straw with a slit cut in it to keep the wick centered, but you can also use chopsticks, pencils or dowels.
  4. Slowly and carefully pour the wax into your containers. Set aside, and allow to fully cool and harden. This can take 3-4 hours, or up to overnight.
  5. Peel the cartons away from the candles slowly. If there uneven parts, clean them off with a clean up tool.
  6. Light the candle and enjoy the warm scent! We recommend placing your candle on a heat safe surface in case any wax drips down the side. And of course, never leave the candle unattended =)
Recipe by Soap Queen at https://www.soapqueen.com/bath-and-body-tutorials/home-crafts/pure-honey-beeswax-candles/