Who doesn’t love a good candle? As much as I love diffusing, I still sometimes miss the homey goodness of a candle burning. My friend Annie shared with me how to make your own beeswax candle, and I couldn’t believe how easy it was to make!
You’ll Need: I’ll link materials below at the end of this post!
- Beeswax Pastilles
- Candle Wicks
- Mason Jar
- Essential Oils
Let’s Get Started!
Pour enough beeswax into your glass container to almost fill it to the top. This will let you know how much beeswax you need for your candle! Then start a small sauce pan of boiling water. There should be just enough water for the double boiler insert to sit on top of the water without it spilling over while it boils. Pour the beeswax into the double boiler, reduce the heat to low, and allow it to melt. You won’t need to stir it but once or twice, but it will take a while. Once the beeswax is melted, remove it from the heat and stir in your essential oils. I like to use a toothpick! Stir the mixture until it’s blended. Stick the wick into the jar and then pour the mixture carefully into the container. I lay toothpicks across the top of the jar to use as a barrier so the wick won’t fall over. Allow it to harden all of the way and trim the wick. You’re Finished!
Adding Essential Oil
How much oil you add depends on the size of your candle! For 1-2 oz jars, I usually add about 10 drops of essential oil total. For 4 oz jars, I usually add 20-30 drops of essential oil. For 8 oz jars, I usually add 30-40 drops of essential oil.
My Favorite Oils To Use
- Stress Away, Ylang Ylang, Lavender
- Lavender and Peppermint
- Evergreen Essence and Abundance (for the holidays!)
- Christmas Spirit and Spruce (for the holidays!)
- Joy and Orange
- Lime and Spearmint
A Light, Soft Scent
You can expect a soft scent from both the beeswax and essential oils. Because this recipe uses all natural ingredients, it probably won’t have the super strong scent that you may be used to from traditional candles. I personally love these candles so much more!