This easy DIY beeswax candle is a perfect craft for anyone to make! It require two simple ingredients and the rest is up to you on how it looks and smells.
A few weeks ago, Dan decided to get some honey bees and start the process of honey making. That’s as far as I got as to understanding this whole process. I was able to sneak in some pictures of Dan in his beekeeping suit though.
We discovered a little bit of beeswax in their new beehive and Dan immediately tried to light it like a candle by adding some fresh lavender in it. It was safe to say it turned black and it all burned.
I took it in my own hands and showed Dan how it was done. Since we just got the bees, we got a block of beeswax to practice making things such as candles and lotions.
Here is how I made the candle-
- Jars or small wooden dough to hold the candle.
- 2 candle wicks
- 6 oz beeswax, shredded or pellets
- 1 oz coconut oil
- 15-20 drops lemon essential oil
- 15-20 drops lavender essential oil
- Small glass bowl
- Fresh lavender (optional)
- Fill saucepan with about 2 inches of water.
- Put wax in glass bowl and place in water. Turn heat to medium.
- Once wax is fully melted add coconut oil and stir.
- Remove from heat and add essential oils. Stir again.
- If you have fresh lavender, mix it in now.
- Carefully pour into jar. Place wicks as needed.
- Let cool and cure. I would wait around 24 hours until lighting.
Light and enjoy!