Beeswax has so many benefits it’s hard to even know where to begin in sharing them. They are economical because they burn brighter, longer, and cleaner than any other candle. The flame emits the light in the same spectrum as the sun. It’s completely natural and it helps clean the air!
When it is burning it gives off very little smoke and it is white in color. The smoke does not contain carcinogens like other candles. In fact, instead, it emits negative ions that are known to clean the air and invigorate the body. I’ve also read in a number of books that studies show that beeswax emissions stimulate the pituitary gland. That kind of stimulation increases creativity, intuition, and dream activity. I could not find a source or proof of this online (it is cited in hundreds of places online) but I will further investigate it when I have time.
- beeswax (enough to fill your glass container)
- essential oil (10-12 drops per every 5.5 ounces of wax)
- one wick (not lead)
- glass container
Melt your beeswax in an double boiler. You do not want it to be in direct contact with the heat.
Once it melts, dip the metal part of the wick in the melted wax.
Use the hot wax to secure the wick to the bottom of the glass container.
Let the wax cool for a bit and then add the essential oils. Pour the wax into the container. My favorite candle scent is lemon and vanilla. Oh, it smells soooo good! You can use any essential oils that you like.
Let it cool completely before using. Trim the wick.
Here are some free printable labels for your new candles! These make great homemade, Mason Jar gifts too!
- Clean Modern Label
- Vintage Antique Label
- Classic Natural Label
- Shabby Chic Label
- Funky Fun Label
- Traditional Contemporary
- Simple Earthy
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