Learn how to make your very own DIY rolled beeswax candles with just a few supplies. They’re all-natural, simple, and so cozy in the winter months.
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There’s something about these cooler months that makes me want to curl up with a Little House on the Prairie book and light a candle! I am really looking forward to spring… but I’m trying to soak up these last few months of winter and enjoy the calm and quiet evenings inside.
Usually every evening before my husband gets home I like to light a few candles around the house and turn on our diffuser. The glowing candles and the aroma from the diffuser create the best ambiance!
Candles can be so therapeutic and cozy, especially on these colder, winter nights. Its always a bonus if they’re natural, we don’t like yucky ingredients!
I made a big batch of these DIY, rolled, beeswax candlesticks and I’ve had so much fun having one or two burning in the evenings. If you’ve never made candles before, these rolled beeswax candles are foolproof. SERIOUSLY! They are SO easy to make and only take a few minutes of time.
Making your own candles is one of the easiest ways to ditch some of those nasty chemicals, save a bit of money, and enjoy your own handmade goodness.
These beeswax candles would also make a beautiful gift! I’m planning on sharing a handmade Mother’s Day gift basket idea in the next couple of months. SPOILER ALERT these candles will be included! I hope you make some, for yourself or for someone special in your life.
Benefits of Handmade Beeswax Candles
Here are a few bonuses to switching to your own handmade, beeswax candles (versus the predominately popular Parrafin candles OR purchasing natural candles)
- beeswax candles, when they are made from 100% beeswax (watch out for ingredients or candles that are labeled with beeswax but have other unnecessary or harmful additives) are toxin-free and all natural.
- they are environmentally friendly, and biodegradable.
- beeswax candles have a light, earthy, sometimes floral, honey scent that is COMPLETELY natural. So neat!
- beeswax candles purify and cleanse the air by emitting negative ions.
- when you make your own and are smart about sourcing your supplies/ingredients, they can be less expensive than store-bought natural candles.
How to Make Rolled Beeswax Candles
First things first, gather your supplies!
DIY Beeswax Candlestick Supplies
- 100% beeswax sheets
- lighter or matches to light them!
Now, you can buy your beeswax sheets and wicks separately, or you can buy a kit. THIS is the kit I use, it comes with 10 sheets of beeswax and about 12 feet of wick. Just FYI though, I had extra sheets of beeswax and not enough wick!
DIY Beeswax Candlestick Directions
- get out one sheet of beeswax, and cut it in half vertically.
- place your wick horizontally across one half, and cut the wick so that it is just slightly longer than the half sheet of beeswax.
- place the wick at the very bottom (long edge) of the beeswax, and start to roll.
- you’ll want to roll it as tight as you can, especially around the wick.
- the beeswax will be pliable and sticky you should be able to work it over enough so that it sticks to itself and rolls nicely.
- if its not rolling well, try using a blow dryer on it for a few seconds to soften it up.
- once you get to the end, smooth your fingers over the seam so it softens and adheres well.
- repeat with the remaining sheets and wicks.
- place in your favorite thrifted candlestick holder, light it up, and get out your cozy books!
I hope you enjoy you DIY rolled beeswax candlesticks. They are warm and cozy burning in the evenings, and you can rest easy knowing that they’re made from natural ingredients.
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