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, not only for your own use, but also 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. When completely melted, remove it from the hot water and add the essential oil.
Pour a small candle into the glass bottle and immediately insert the wick and touch the bottom to make sure the wick is straight. When finished, let the beeswax in the bottle harden slightly. Ps: The wick can also be fixed in the bottle now, and then 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 fully harden, about 24-36 hours. During this process, make sure not to cool too fast or it may break.
Finally, cut off the excess wick and finish.