These homemade beeswax candles are super easy to make and cheaper than buying most commercial name brand candles. I purchase my beeswax at a local farm that charges 75 cents per ounce. Also, if you know a local beekeeper, you can usually purchase beeswax for much cheaper.

Also, keep reading to find a recipe how to make a lovely smelling pumpkin spice room spray!

I know most people might not have time or the desire to make their own candles, so I have included a link where you can purchase beeswax candles that are naturally scented with only essential oils:

https://www.beehivecandles.com/?gclid=Cj0KCQjwt5zsBRD8ARIsAJfI4Bhb1lpUgD7FsVRCOekJm_wlr1jsyjqDsDpYWXZ8d2_oAuJPU3a7gL0aAlU0EALw_wcB

For those who would like to make their own, I have included an easy recipe below for a pumpkin spice candle, using 100% beeswax and essential oils. This is a lovely candle recipe to celebrate the new season of autumn.

I use organic hemp wicks for my candles because they have worked the best for me, here is a link for them:

https://www.amazon.com/Cozyours-Organic-Natural-PRE-Waxed-Included/dp/B072MJHZ2G/ref=sr_1_8?keywords=hemp+wicks&qid=1569175355&sr=8-8

Enjoy your candle making experience!

Supplies you will need:

A glass jar that is suitable for a heat source (I like collecting little vintage jars for my candles but I enjoy using mason jars as well)

If you pick a 4 oz jar, you will need about 4 ounces of beeswax. There should always be at least a 1-inch space (or more is fine too) between the top of the candle and the opening of the jar or container you are using

You will need a wick for your candle and a pair of chopsticks to hold the wick in place at the top of the jar you are using. The chopsticks keep the wick in place while you’re pouring the beeswax into the container. The hemp wicks that I have a link for in this article have a small metal appliance that comes along with the wicks to keep the wick in place, so no chopsticks are necessary if you choose these particular wicks.

Beeswax- as many ounces as you will be using for your particular size container

Essential Oils

Stainless steel pot with simmering water

Glass Pyrex measuring cup to place inside the pot of simmering water

Wooden spoon or other utensil to stir wax (a chopstick works great here too)

*Please know that the beeswax may leave a light film on the utensils and measuring cups you are using. I have set aside a separate glass Pyrex and spoon for just making candles and other items using beeswax, such as homemade lotion and body butters. Also, try not to let any melted wax into your sink when washing your items, this could clog your sink. If you do accidentally get wax in your sink, pour hot boiling water down your sink (about 1-2 quarts) and this will liquify the wax to properly go through the drain. You can also pour any wax or melted wax from your measuring containers into your trash container.

 

Pumpkin Spice Beeswax Candle Recipe:

This recipe will make a candle for a 4 oz glass jar, this should leave a 1- inch gap between the candle wax and lid of the jar, here is a link for some nice little glass candle jars:

https://www.amazon.com/Folinstall-Glass-Jars-Small-Mason/dp/B07MHT8JYH/ref=sr_1_27?keywords=4+oz+glass+jar+for+candle+making&qid=1569198256&sr=8-27

4 ounces beeswax

20 drops of Cinnamon Bark essential oil

15 drops Clove essential oil

10 drops Nutmeg essential oil

10 drops Ginger essential oil

5 drops Cardamom essential oil

*A little side note for a lovely Pumpkin Spice Room Spray recipe, use this essential oil blend and mix with 4 oz of vodka and place in a glass spray bottle. Use as an all-natural, wonderfully scented room spray alternative to commercial sprays. The vodka will keep the essential oils naturally dispersed and preserved.

Melt the beeswax thoroughly in a glass Pyrex measuring cup in a pan of water that is gently simmering on the stovetop. Make sure the handle of the Pyrex is hanging over the side of the pan while it is melting. This is to ensure the cup handle stays cool when you lift it out of the pan to pour the wax into the jar.

While your beeswax is melting, secure your candle wick in the center of your candle jar using either chopsticks to steady it or the metal candle wick device that comes along with the hemp wicks.

Once the wax is completely melted, take measuring cup out of pan, making sure you are using an oven mitt just in case the handle is hot, and pour essential oil mixture above into the Pyrex and stir with a wooden spoon or chopstick specially designated for the beeswax. Then pour blended mixture into your glass candle jar around the center wick. Pour the wax until there is a 1- inch headspace between the candle wax and the top of the jar. Let cool completely before using. It will take about an hour to cool. After you are finished using your candle each time, place lid on to protect.

Enjoy your own homemade candle!

 

 

Resources:

https://www.amazon.com/Beesworks-1oz-Yellow-Beeswax-Bars/dp/B01LWX2IO1/ref=sr_1_6?keywords=beeswax&qid=1569197694&sr=8-6

https://www.amazon.com/Cinnamon-Essential-Oil-Certified-Therapeutic/dp/B07K35TLDX/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?crid=37QB2LVKF5Y48&keywords=organic+cinnamon+bark+essential+oil&qid=1569197756&sprefix=organic+cinnamon+bark%2Caps%2C140&sr=8-1-spons&psc=1&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUExRVNEUjdSRlIySjBKJmVuY3J5cHRlZElkPUEwMjc3MjYxSzFJNTNMQTVHSElNJmVuY3J5cHRlZEFkSWQ9QTAzMDA0OTMyRjRGQ0pNRDBKQUFMJndpZGdldE5hbWU9c3BfYXRmJmFjdGlvbj1jbGlja1JlZGlyZWN0JmRvTm90TG9nQ2xpY2s9dHJ1ZQ==

https://www.amazon.com/Essential-Oil-Certified-Organic-Therapeutic/dp/B07JJ8Q1JZ/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?keywords=organic+clove+essential+oil&qid=1569197804&sr=8-1-spons&psc=1&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUEzUUQyWUdSU1lVOE4mZW5jcnlwdGVkSWQ9QTA5MDQyNTdIVVoyTFBTS0FZS04mZW5jcnlwdGVkQWRJZD1BMTAyNTU5ODI3U01ZM1FJR1BZMDMmd2lkZ2V0TmFtZT1zcF9hdGYmYWN0aW9uPWNsaWNrUmVkaXJlY3QmZG9Ob3RMb2dDbGljaz10cnVl

https://www.amazon.com/Essential-Oil-Certified-Organic-Therapeutic/dp/B07JQ6K9LY/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?keywords=organic+nutmeg+essential+oil&qid=1569197833&sr=8-1-spons&psc=1&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUExQ1c0QVlJTkIyVlFMJmVuY3J5cHRlZElkPUEwNjM0OTUxMlM4WFlDOTFSNlEwNCZlbmNyeXB0ZWRBZElkPUEwMjk5MDc3MkpPUEMwRk9NS0VPRSZ3aWRnZXROYW1lPXNwX2F0ZiZhY3Rpb249Y2xpY2tSZWRpcmVjdCZkb05vdExvZ0NsaWNrPXRydWU=

https://www.amazon.com/Organic-Cardamom-Essential-100-Pure/dp/B07NZ2JHPF/ref=sr_1_4?keywords=organic+cardamom+essential+oil&qid=1569197857&sr=8-4

https://www.amazon.com/Organic-Ginger-Essential-100-Pure/dp/B07NZ2SW2X/ref=sr_1_4?keywords=organic+ginger+essential+oil&qid=1569197898&sr=8-4

 

 

 

 

 

 

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