DIY Bourbon & Beeswax Candles
Serves: 5 candles
This beeswax candle is scented with Kentucky Bourbon Fragrance Oil. It is the perfect scent for fall.
  • Five Candle Tins
  • Five Wu-150 White Cotton Candle Wicks
  • 16 oz. Yellow Beeswax
  • 1.3 oz. Kentucky Bourbon Fragrance Oil
  • Five Plastic Straws
WICK PREP: There are several methods for steadying the wick in your candle tin. One of the easiest involves a plastic straw. Cut the straw lengthwise to the middle and slide the wick into this slit. Place the straw across the top of the candle tin and adjust the wick so it touches the bottom of the candle tin. Repeat this process for each wick and set the wicks and tins aside.
  1. Melt the beeswax in a double boiler. You can turn any pot into a double boiler with the Double Boiler Maker. Alternatively, you can melt the beeswax in the microwave. Be careful – because of beeswax’s high melting point, even a 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 the Kentucky Bourbon Fragrance Oil and stir into the wax. It’s normal for some of the beeswax to solidify when it comes in contact with the oil. Stir until the solid beeswax melts.
  3. Pour the wax into each candle tin. Then, place each wick in the center of the candle. Make sure the wick touches the bottom of the candle tin.
CLEAN UP TIP: Beeswax is tricky to clean because it has such a high melting point. Immediately after pouring the candles, use a paper towel to wipe any excess hot wax from the bowl and stirring utensils. The more wax you can wipe out, the better. Then if necessary, clean with extremely hot water and dish soap.
  1. Allow the wax to fully cool and harden. This will take several hours. Once the candles are completely firm, light and enjoy. Of course, never leave your candle unattended.
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