Handmade beeswax candles (tutorial)

Whether it is a gathering of friends or a candlelight dinner, candles are more romantic than lighting. Today, Xiaobian will share a simple candle-making tutorial – using beeswax, coconut oil, and glass bottles to make safe handmade candles for your use and as a gift for friends.


– The diameter of the wick determines the speed of burning, as well as the brightness.

– Beeswax is a high melting point hard wax, about 60 degrees, so it is necessary to add grease to prevent cracking after cooling. About 1/2 cup of coconut oil can be added per pound of beeswax.

Detailed production steps

Material: Beeswax (6 oz (450 g)), coconut oil (1/2 cup), wick, glass bottle, pencil/chopstick (fixed and stabilized wick), essential oil

Pour the beeswax into a heated pot and heat it with water. Once the beeswax is melted, add coconut oil and stir. Please remove it from the hot water and add the essential oil when completely melted.

Could you pour a small candle into the glass bottle, immediately insert the wick, and touch the bottom to make sure the wick is straight? When finished, could you let the beeswax in the bottle harden slightly? Ps: The wick can also be fixed in the bottle and poured into the candle.

Then, continue to pour the beeswax, but it is best to reserve a little bit of the bottle mouth.

Allow to cool down to harden, about 24-36 hours fully. During this process, make sure not to cool too fast, or it may break.

Finally, cut off the excess wick and finish.


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