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Homemade Beeswax Candles

Updated on October 21, 2012

Candlemaking Is A Practical Hobby

Anyone can make candles, it's a fun and easy hobby to get started with; and there's nothing like the glow of a homemade beeswax candle that emits a sweet honey scent in the air. All natural, and very resourceful if you happen to be a beekeeper, the wax is a byproduct and can be put to good use. The supplies are easy to come by, and can be bought on eBay, Art Supply Stores or from Candle Suppliers. You can even use recycled milk cartons for square candles, or you can use a deep pot for hand-dipped taper candles; if you plan on making alot of candles you can buy a dipping vat, it's well worth the investment considering a pair of hand-dipped tapers start at $6.00 depending on the height.


Dipping Vat © 2012 Judy Ferony

The best source of information on candlemaking are often the candle supply companies many of which have newsletters and directions on making various types of candles; they are also a wealth of information on starting your own candle business.

Wax Crystals & Sheets Are a Great Craft for Chidren

No Flames, No Fuss and No Mess

If you want to play it safe around the children you can use beeswax sheets; they can be rolled around a wick and there are many craft projects you can do with these wax sheets. You can also use wax crystals, reminiscent of the sand art in bottles that are common at feasts and fairs; all you need to do is place your wick in a wick tab and fill in the container around the wick with wax crystals. Both wax sheets and crystals make great gift ideas either in it's raw state or as finished products.

Yankee Candles - If You're Not Inclined to DIY

Hand-Dipped Beeswax Tapers

Do you like old fashioned candles or LED's? - Or just stop by and say "hi".

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    • Louidam1 LM profile image

      Lou Martin 

      5 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      I enjoy old fashion candles.

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      getmoreinfo 

      5 years ago

      These are great Homemade Beeswax Candles ideas.

    • lesliesinclair profile image

      lesliesinclair 

      5 years ago

      I do like old fashioned candles, and especially beeswax candles.

    • craftycollector profile image

      craftycollector 

      6 years ago

      Love the range of candles. Brilliant

    • Deadicated LM profile imageAUTHOR

      Deadicated LM 

      6 years ago

      @anonymous: They are pretty easy to make, beeswax can be expensive to buy (unless your lucky enough to have some hives); if you're ever interested in making candles, I can put together and assortment of wicks and post them on eBay for you (this way you can figure out what works best for your needs without buying spools of wick).

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      I love candles, and often thought about trying to make my own (they can be expensive to buy). I didn't realize it was so easy to make homemade beeswax candles.

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      Dianeyp LM 

      6 years ago

      I love candles!

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      This brings back Memories from when I was in Elementary School, we had an Art Project where we had to Make Candles! I still have that candle and I haven't burn it yet and I probably never will!

      Memories, aren't they Awesome! :)

    • WriterJanis2 profile image

      WriterJanis2 

      6 years ago

      I love all types of candles.

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      LynetteBell 

      6 years ago from Christchurch, New Zealand

      I can almost smell the bees wax!

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      I'm a candle lover and have one burning almost every evening....its been a hot one in Fargo, so not tonight. I do like LEDs but just not as much as candes, they are a safe choice. I'm thinking of the first time I made candles in grade school and we were all expected to contribute our red and green crayons, sure did miss those the rest of the year because it was December when we made the candles. I like your safer alternatives for children.

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      aylsbillones1 

      6 years ago

      Thanks for sharing this lens..:)

    • mihgasper profile image

      Miha Gasper 

      6 years ago from Ljubljana, Slovenia, EU

      Depends on the occasion. LED is more practical in many ways, but candles make way better impression.

    • sukkran trichy profile image

      sukkran trichy 

      6 years ago from Trichy/Tamil Nadu

      beeswax candles are really wonderful and easiest candles to make. great project.

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      hamshi5433 

      6 years ago

      I love old fashioned candles, they have this nice vintage look.

    • orange3 lm profile image

      orange3 lm 

      6 years ago

      I like both types of candles :)

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      antoniow 

      6 years ago

      I enjoy reading your lens, great job!

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      soaringsis 

      6 years ago

      I like the old fashion candles in the daytime and LED at night.

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      Cecil Kenmill 

      6 years ago from Osaka, Japan

      Cool! I'd always buy beeswax candles. I didn't know we could make them at home.

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      gamrslist 

      6 years ago

      cool lens i used to make candles so my choice is candles always

    • Rachel Field profile image

      Rachel Field 

      6 years ago

      It's been a long time since I lit a candle but I say both - but LEDs around pets and small children!

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