Easy DIY Aromatherapy Beeswax Candles
An aromatherapy candle is a tribute to bees in more ways than one.
Flowers feed bees by providing them with nectar and pollen. Bees, in turn, pollinate many of the plants used in aromatherapy. Quality essential oils are made by distilling these very flowers, herbs and trees to make popular oils like eucalyptus, lavender, peppermint and tea tree.
If you love aromatic scents, creating and burning a natural candle with pure high-quality essential oils is one of the most enchanting ways you can enjoy aromatherapy.
You can buy them everywhere, but nothing beats it when you do it yourself. Once you watch the short video below (6:21 minutes) and see how easy it is to make aromatherapy beeswax candles, you’ll be excited to make your first batch... and then many more batches, inspired by signature oil blends that suit your moods and needs.
They make a fantastic gift for the special people in your life. If you get started soon, you'll always have a delightful gift ready for birthdays and holidays.
Beeswax is the foundation of a healthy hive, and the task of producing it is assigned to the youngest worker bees when they emerge from their honeycomb cells as adult bees.
Bees produce beeswax by secreting liquid translucent wax from wax-secreting glands on their abdominal underbellies. The wax hardens and looks like thin scales as the air hits it.
Ponder this amazing information about young worker busy bees building their colony. It is said that it takes 1,100 wax scales to make just one gram of beeswax or 800,000 wax scales to make 1 pound of wax... and worker bees consume 8 pounds of honey to make 1 pound of beeswax. Talk about precious!
Knowing these things enriches my bond with bees and nature… it adds depth, meaning and gratitude to the experience of striking a match to light an aromatherapy beeswax candle.
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