How to Make Beeswax Candles
As autumn arrives in the northern hemisphere, many people are still at home a lot with plenty of time to do crafts, learn new things, and create projects.
Why not teach yourself how to make beeswax candles with the help of a few videos? As we enter the holiday time of year people of all faiths and cultures give meaningful gifts to loved ones. This year the natural simplicity of gifting beeswax candles to those near and dear to you can make for precious experiences.
We love beeswax because it comes from our beloved honeybees. They create many divine gifts. Did you know beeswax purifies the air while pulling out toxins? As beeswax candles burn, they ionize the air. They are soot free, burn clean and burn longer than soy or paraffin candles. They are scent-free unless you make them with essential oils, which makes them aromatherapy candles.
Apart from these wonderful benefits, one of the most beautiful aspects of beeswax candles is the golden sun-like glow of the flame. Bees are solar beings. They navigate by the sun and they don’t forage or really fly anywhere in the dark. A golden-white light emanates from the flame of a beeswax candle that creates the most welcoming, comfortable ambiance.
Today we bring you three different videos by experts. How to make aromatherapy beeswax candles, and two easy do-it-yourself videos with plenty of tips and tricks from expert candle makers.
At 10:33 minutes long, this How to Make Beeswax Candles Easy DIY Tutorial by Artful Homemaking is the shortest of the three videos. Joy teaches us how to make homemade beeswax candles with super easy instructions. Handmade candles are so much fun to make, and a beautiful hobby you can do with children or grandchildren. They also make thoughtful and treasured gifts. Beeswax candles also help purify the air, so they're a natural alternative to regular candles.
In this next 20:19-minute video, How To Makes Beeswax Candles by Bramble Berry, we meet the delightful Flower with Big Dipper Wax Works and Life by Ritual, who has been making candles for over 20 years. She says once you discover how to make the perfect beeswax candles, you will feel it was well worth the effort. Flower shares her creative energy and beeswax expertise with you in these next two videos. She designed several candle projects for Bramble Berry, which is where you can order supplies if you are eager to begin.
She says, "Beeswax is the least processed of all candle waxes and comes from the sustainable industry of honey farming. It has a naturally sweet smell and a brilliant golden light…what’s not to love? It is infused with the energy of the hive and contributes to the proliferation and health of honeybees, which are a keystone species. Bees are a primary pollinator to one third of the food crops in the USA. Without bees and other pollinators, the landscape of our lives would drastically change!"
This last video by Bramble Berry is 19:34-minutes long. How to Make Aromatherapy Beeswax Candles features Anne-Marie and Flower. These candles can uplift you, help you relax, and even bring memories of your favorite places. They are made with all-natural ingredients and make precious gifts.
This video features Flower again, who has her own aromatherapy company. She shares her expert tips for working with new premium beeswax, so your candles are perfect every time.
Here, Flower shares the two recipes she talks about in the aromatherapy beeswax candlemaking video:
Aromatherapy Beeswax Candle Recipe:
16 oz. Premium Yellow Beeswax Four 4 oz. Hexagon Jars Four HTP 93 Wicks
Joyful Holiday Essential Oil Blend (or blend of your choice):
0.4 oz. 10X Orange Essential Oil 0.3 oz. Clove Leaf Essential Oil 0.5 oz. Fir Needle Essential Oil 0.4 oz. Cedarwood Atlas Essential Oil
We hope you will give the art of beeswax candle-making a try. If you enjoy these videos, please go to YouTube and give them a like and check out all the great resources these gifted candlemakers list below their videos. You might even want to subscribe to learn more.
May your home be warm with the radiant light of beeswax candles this holiday season.
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