Making Beeswax Jar Candles

## Making Beeswax Jar Candles

Candles have been used for thousands of years as a source of light and are still used today to set a mood, bring warmth, and provide an inviting ambiance. While there are a lot of different kinds of candles nowadays, jar candles made of beeswax are one of the most popular and stylish choices. Making your own candles out of beeswax not only can save you money, but it also provides you with a great way to relax, be creative, and achieve a truly unique and beautiful product.

### Benefits of Beeswax

Beeswax candles are known to be one of the most eco-friendly options available on the market. This type of wax is hypoallergenic, which makes it a great choice for those with allergies or sensitivities. Additionally, beeswax candles produce negative ions when burned, which have air purifying properties and can help reduce the amount of dust, odors, and other impurities in the air.

Beeswax also provides a bright and stable flame and is longer-burning than other types of wax, making it a great choice for candles. Plus, it is a naturally aromatic material, so no artificial fragrances are needed.

### What You Need

Making beeswax candles is a relatively easy process, though you will need a few items to get started.

#### Materials
– Jar of your choice
– Beeswax
– Candle wick
– Wick stabilizer
– Wick holder or tape
– Double boiler
– Scissors or Wick cutter
– Metal stirring spoon or thermometer

#### Tools
– Scale
– Wick holder
– Melting pot
– Pouring pot

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### The Process

The steps below outline the basics of making your own beeswax candles.

1. Start by selecting the type of jar you want to use for your candle. Make sure it is heat-safe and heavyweight so that the wax does not break the glass when it melts.

2. Measure out the amount of beeswax you will need based on the size of your jar and place it in the melting pot. Melt the wax over a low heat.

3. Cut the candle wick to the desired length for your jar and set it aside.

4. Check the temperature of the wax and make sure it is between 120-140°F.

5. Secure the wick in place at the bottom of your jar. Use a wick holder or tape toattach the wick to the bottom.

6. Pour the melted wax into the jar, making sure to pour slowly and carefully to avoid spills.

7. Allow the candle to cool and harden for 24-48 hours before burning.

8. Trim the wick to your desired length.

Once you have mastered the basics of making beeswax candles, you can get creative and experiment with different fragrances, colors, and shapes to make your own unique candles. Plus, when you make your own beeswax candles, you can be sure that you are supporting local beekeepers, as beeswax is a sustainable and renewable material derived from bees.

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