Why Beeswax Candle?
Beeswax releases negative ions when it burns. Pollen, dust, dirt, pollutants, and any other junk in the air all carry a positive charge, and that is how they can be suspended in the air. That is why the neutralized ions are sucked back into the burning candle or fall to the ground when beewax is burning.
Actually many air purifiers and water filters harness this effective negative ion technology.
How to Make Beeswax Candles
In this recipe, 40 ounces candle wax was divided into four 12 oz containers so that they were filled but not overflowing.
- 1.5 pounds beeswax
- 1 cup coconut oil
- about 20 inches of cotton wick
- candle jars (12 oz)
- double boiler or pot with smaller pot fitted inside
- four sticks (pencils are available)
Step 1 :Prepare Your Candle Jars
Cut a length of wick that is about 2 inches longer than the height of your jar.
Tie the wick around a pencil and position it over the center of the jar.
Step 2: Melt Wax And Oil In A Double Boiler
In a double boiler (or large pot of simmering water with a smaller pot resting inside), gently melt the beeswax over low heat.
When the beeswax is fully melted, add the coconut oil and stir until everything is melted and combined. Bring the mixture to about 160-165F.
Step 3: Set The Wick
Pour a thin layer of beeswax in the bottom of your jar and taking care to get some on the wick.
And then slowly press the tip of the wick into place with your finger or the end of a pen, and pull on the wick so that it hardens nice and straight.This step will take about a minute.
Step 4: Pour The Wax
Once the wick has set pour the rest of the wax/oil mixture in and then check the position of the wick to make sure it is still centered.
Step 5: Trim Wick
Allow to harden for 24 hours, then trim the wick to about 1/4 inch.
*Tips:Never leave a candle unattended.