Beeswax Candle Making Course

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Introduction

Making beeswax candles can be a rewarding and satisfying craft for people of all ages. Beeswax candles are unique in that as they burn, they release a lightly sweet scent and do not create toxins. That is why so many people love using them in their homes. This beeswax candle making course will give you the skills needed to make beautiful and long-lasting beeswax candles of your own. You’ll learn everything from selecting the right materials to finishing touches like adding colors and fragrances. By the end of this course, you’ll have the knowledge and confidence to continue creating stunning works of art with beeswax.

Course Topics



• Choosing the Proper Materials: Learn what type of wax and wicks work best when making beeswax candles
• Preparing the Wax: Understand how to melt and mix colors, scents, or other additives into beeswax
• Pouring the Wax Into Molds: Discover techniques on how best to pour wax into molds for a professional looking finished product
• Finishing the Candles: Learn about how to trim wicks, add decorations, or label candles for packaging
• Curing Beeswax Candles: Find out tips on curing completed candles so they last longer
• Troubleshooting Basics: Learn what problems may occur while making candles including tunneling or uneven burning

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FAQ

Q: Does this course cover the basics of beeswax candle making?

A : Yes, this course covers the basics of beeswax candle making from wax melting to wrap-up and clean-up process. It helps you develop a fundamental understanding of how to make high quality beeswax candles.

Q: How much does it cost to take this course?
A : The fee for taking this course is $50.

Q: What kind of supplies do I need for this course?
A : Supplies you will need for this course include 100% beeswax, wicking, essential oil or scented ingredients of your choice (optional), measuring tools, wick holders/clamps, tin cans or molds and double boiler pot.

Q: Where can I find more resources on beeswax candle making?
A : There are many great online resources available including blogs, books, YouTube tutorials and articles that provide step-by-step guidance on how to make beeswax candles. You can also find additional tips and tricks through interacting with a beekeeping community forum or in local craft stores.

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Course Overview

Learn the fundamentals of beeswax candle making in this comprehensive 2-day course. This hands-on course will teach you how to craft sustainable and naturally scented beeswax candles, giving you the skills to make them at home or to start your ownbeeswax candle business.

Day One covers the basics of beeswax: You will learn how to identify different types and qualities of wax, best use and safety considerations, identify appropriate containers and wicks, and minimize sooting during burning while maintaining a desirable light level. We will explain why beeswax is such an important material in candlemaking and dispel many common misconceptions around using it. Additionally, you’ll explore natural additives that can be added to wax before pouring for various effects and fascinating finishes.

Day Two dives deeper into working with molten wax: This section focuses on wax melting techniques for perfect results including poring temperatures, proper stirring methods and reuse considerations for leftover wax. Finally, we cover finishing touches like trimming the wick for the perfect burn time and troubleshooting common issues that may arise during candle making attempts. A comprehensive overview of natural essential oils essential oils their uses in scenting candles will also be provided as an introduction to their application in crafting amazing aromatic experiences. This program comes with a free kit featuring all materials necessary to create up to four attractive beeswax candles during the course, providing each student with a tangible product they can proudly display afterwards.

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Product Reviews
The Hive Candle Co. ” The Hive Candle Co. offers small-batch, hand-poured beeswax candles in various styles and sizes, perfect for everyday use and special occasions alike. They use curated, high quality ultra filtered beeswax with an added touch of natural essential oils that makes their products unique, yet modern and rustic at the same time. Each candle is made with a cored wick and simply packaged to provide a beautiful look and great performance.

Beekeeper’s Natural ” Beekeeper’s Natural has several variations of beeswax candles available in different shapes and sizes. Their famous Enchanted Garden line offers exquisite tapers with delicate floral accents, sure to bring beauty and style to any mantelpiece. Each candle is handmade using only 100% purified beeswax without added fragrances or synthetic additives to produce clean burning candles with an amazing honey aroma you will love.

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Tips for Purchasing the Best Beeswax Candles:
• Make sure to look for certified organic beeswax if possible so you know you’re purchasing pure wax that hasn’t been contaminated by pesticides or other harmful chemicals.
• Make sure to read reviews on the product before buying so you can get an idea of how good it is as well as what others think about it.
• Consider the type of wax used in the candles”beeswax burns longer and cleaner than other types of wax but may be more expensive so take that into account when making your purchase decision!

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Burning candles safely should always be a priority when making your own beeswax candles. When working with wax, it’s important to burn them in an area away from flammable materials, such as wall hangings or curtains. Before lighting a candle, be sure you examine the wick to make sure that it’s clean and trimmed so that it can burn safely and evenly. Also, be aware of the heat generated by the flame ” ensure that any objects placed around the candle are of material that will not catch fire easily.



When not in use, store all candles out of reach and away from direct sunlight as overheating can cause them to soften and melt. Additionally, never leave a burning candle unattended, and make sure children understand how a candle should be cared for. Keep all matches and lighters locked away from children to avoid any potential accidents. In order to reduce the risk of fire hazards when burning your beeswax candles, remember to always place them on a level surface away from drafts and out of direct line-of-sight if children or pets are present in the room.



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