DIY Beeswax Jar Candles

DIY Beeswax Jar Candles

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The ambiance of candles is such a lovely addition to the home, especially during the colder months! And since we ditched scented candles long ago (so full of icky chemicals!), we love making these simple beeswax jar candles and customizing the scent. Spruce, Peppermint and Orange for the fall, Purification, Tangerine and Lavender in the spring - the options are limitless!
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Supplies needed:
Instructions: 1. Set a wide, shallow dish on the stove with water and heat to medium-low, very gently boiling. 1. While the water heats, prepare your jars by adding a sticker to the metal ring of the wick and press firmly into the middle of the bottom of your glass jar. Align the wick holder on the top of the jar to keep the wick from moving to one side. 1. Pour about 1/3 of the jar full of beeswax pellets, then add 1/2 tsp coconut oil. Repeat the layers, finishing with the beeswax to near the top of the jar. As you fill the jars, make sure that the wick remains in the center. The coconut oil is optional but helps to slow the burning of the beeswax so your candles will last longer. 1. Once the water is boiling gently, place your jars in and allow the wax and coconut oil to melt. Add more beeswax pellets as needed as the wax melts and naturally lowers. 1. Once the wax is melted, remove from the water bath and place on a baking rack to cool. Add essential oils while wax is cooling, dropping the oils in various places around the wax. 1. Allow the wax to cool and harden, then tie with twine and a sprig of rosemary or other garnish as desired. This also makes a lovely gift!
Oil combination ideas:
  • 30 drops Northern Lights Black Spruce or Idaho Blue Spruce, 20 drops Cinnamon Bark, 10 drops Tangerine
  • 30 drops Clove, 20 drops Cinnamon Bark, 20 drops Cardamom, 10 drops Vanilla
  • 30 drops Clove, 20 drops Grapefruit, 20 drops Lime
  • 30 drops Nutmeg, 20 drops Vanilla, 20 drops Clove
  • 30 drops Rosemary, 25 drops Grapefruit, 20 drops Bergamot
  • 30 drops Patchouli, 20 drops Cinnamon Bark, 20 drops Tangerine, 15 drops Vetiver
Full tutorial here!


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