LAVENDER BEESWAX CANDLE RECIPE

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I’m a candle lover like a lot of people are too.  I have wanted to make some for a long time and opted for beeswax as a natural candle.  They were actually a lot easier to make than I thought so I am sharing my lavender beeswax candle recipe so you can have a go too, print out the printable instructions if that helps keep your laptop/tablet away from the hot wax.

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LAVENDER BEESWAX CANDLE PRINTABLE

 

You will need: 

1/2lb Beesewax
1/4 cup Coconut oil
Lavender essential oil 20-35 drops
wicks (natural or cotton)
Pencil or wick holder
Candle holders such as cups, pots, mason jars.
Sugar thermometer
Double boiler/melting pot

Instructions:

Ensure your candle holder cup/jar is clean and place the wick in the bottom and loop around a pencil or wick holder.

Melt your wax in a double boiler or pan.  I would suggest a double boiler otherwise the pan is difficult to clean up all the wax residue.  A double boiler can be as simple as using an old tin can (cleaned out of course) placed into a pan of water.

Melt the wax over a gentle heat then add the coconut oil and heat to 150-160 degrees and remove from heat.

Add the essential oil before pouring into the candle holders.

TOP TIP – add a little drop of the melted wax mixture to the bottom of the candle holder to firmly fix your wick.

Fill your candle holders leaving a gap at the top of about 1/4 to 1/2 inch depending on the size of container you are using.

Allow your candles to fully cool and set, preferably overnight.  Once set trim the wick and enjoy your candle (never leave a lit candle unattended & make sure you’re not silly and leave it somewhere that will burn your house down!).

3 step picture collage how to make lavender beeswax candles shows wax wicks method

The reason I add coconut oil to my lavender beeswax candle recipe is that beeswax has a higher melting temperature than ordinary pariffin wax.  With this in mind also be careful with the containers you use to burn your candles in.

I love the idea of using a natural product such as beeswax.  It naturally purifies the air and does not burn with soot (no black smoke trails from the flame).

If you want to stock up on beeswax then you can find some here http://amzn.to/2nWwQTm

Beeswax candles are also a great activity to make for celebrating the Imbolc festival, letting Spring into your home and honouring the lighter days.  You can see more about our mini Imbolc celebrations here.

 

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