Making Candles With Beeswax Pastilles

## Making Candles With Beeswax Pastilles

Candles made using beeswax pastilles are an enjoyable and easy way to make your own unique and environmentally friendly candles. Whether you’re looking to make your own home scented candles, or decorative candleholders, beeswax pastilles are a great material to work with. Here, we will explain how you can use beeswax pastilles to create wonderful candles.

#### What You Will Need
* Beeswax pastilles
* A double boiler
* Mold (can be either a cup, container, or a specific plastic or metal candle mold)
* Cotton or hemp wick
* Essential oils or fragrance oils
* Candle dye

#### Step 1: Prepare Your Mold
Secure the wick to the bottom of your mold using either a wick bar, a wick pin, or a scissors to hold it still. Metal or silicon molds may have a pre-drilled hole for the wick, but plastic molds will not and primarily need a wicks bar to secure the wick.

#### Step 2: Choose Your Scent
Once you have your wick placed in the mold and secured, it is time to choose your scent. You can choose from a variety of essential oils or fragrance oils. Be careful not to add too much, as beeswax itself has a natural, sweet scent that is usually more than enough, especially for smaller candles.

#### Step 3: Melt Your Wax
Next, place your beeswax pastilles in a double boiler and heat it on low until the pastilles are completely melted. Once melted, add your choice of dye to the melted wax and stir it together. Dye does not need to be added, however, it does give your finished candle an aesthetically pleasing color.

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#### Step 4: Add Your Fragrance
Once you have your melted wax and dye ready, you can add your essential oil or fragrance oil to the wax. Again, be sure not to add too much, as you don’t want your finished candle to have an overpowering smell.

#### Step 5: Pour The Wax Into The Mold
Once everything is mixed, you can pour the melted wax into the pre-made mold. For best results, pour slowly, as it helps to eliminate air bubbles.

#### Step 6: Let It Cool
Once you have poured the wax, let it cool and solidify. This should take around four hours.

#### Step 7: Remove The Candle From The Mold
Once your candle has fully cooled, remove it from the mold. This can easily be done by running lukewarm water over the outside of the mold. Be sure to handle the mold with care, as the outside of the mold may still be hot even after it has cooled.

You have now finished your beeswax candles! Enjoy your creation, and maybe share it with a friend!

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