There is nothing like the smell of hand-dipped beeswax candles; sweet, natural, pure. Make your own beautiful hand-dipped beeswax candles with this easy, step-by-step guide.
MELT THE BEESWAX
Melt the beeswax. Fill a medium-sized tin can with beeswax, preferably beeswax pellets. These can be found locally at a local beekeeper or online at any candle making store. Pour the pellets into the can about 3/4 full. Place the tin can into a pot filled about half way up with water. Heat the pot over medium heat until the wax has melted completely. Turn the heat down to low.
DIPPING THE CANDLES
Cut off a length of candle wick 16 inches long. This will be enough for 2 candles, one on each end. Dip each end of the wick down into the melted wax, about 4-6 inches deep, in a 1-2 motion. The 1-2 motion should be counted as seconds: Down (1 second), Up (1 second). Let the candle cool for about 10 to 15 seconds in between dips. Remember not to let the wick sit too long in the wax or the wax will melt right off. Down and up, 1-2.
COOLING YOUR CANDLES
Cool the candles when the width reachs approximately 1/2 to 1 inch in diameter. Place two bricks on a hard, flat surface, standing upright, about 12 inches apart. Lay a painting stick, the type that is used to stir paint, lengthwise in between the bricks. Next, place the candles across the painting stick so that the painting stick separates the two candles.