|Beeswax Candles Have a Natural Gold Color|
Here is a list of what you will need:
3-5 Pounds Beeswax
An old Crock pot
An old Ladle
Glass or metal containers
A small bowl of water
Melting the wax is very simple. I have an older model crock pot that I keep in the mudroom for candle making. Place your beeswax in the Crock pot, nothing added, and set the pot on high until it is melted, This will take much of the morning, just keep an eye on it. DO NOT set the Crock pot and leave the house like you would with a roast. Once the wax melts completely, turn the dial to low.
Choose a Jar and Cut Your Wick
Next you need to choose a jar, one with a regular canning jar size opening. If the opening is too wide the clothespin will fall through, if it is too small the wax will spill out. Now cut your Butchers Twine several inches longer than the height of the jar. Do this with every jar. Set your jars aside until later. Tie a double knot in the bottom of each piece of twine.
Prepare the Wick
Now mix a table spoon of Epsom Salt in a cup of water and soak the twine for about half an hour or so and lay them flat to dry. Once the twine is completely dry, dip the top portion of the twine in the wax holding it above the wax until is stops dripping. Lay flat to dry completely again.
|Tie a Double Knot|
|Soak in Epsom Salt for a Clean Burning White Flame|
|Dip the Wick in Wax to Firm|
Hang in there, you are almost ready to pour a candle. Dip each knot in wax and place it immediately in a jar. Place a clothespin on the top to hold it upright and strait. Now you can use your ladle to pour hot beeswax into the jar. Once the jar is full, allow it to set!
More uses for beeswax and honey.
|Secure the Wick with a Clothespin|