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When Jeremy harvested honey from the bee hives early in the summer, we had to process the hive frames. The honey is separated from the beeswax and I use it to make all sorts of tasty treats. I didn’t want the beeswax to go to waste, so I processed it into large beeswax blocks. There are lots of things that you can use beeswax to make, two of my favorites are lotion bars and homemade candles. Today I’m sharing how to make your own essential oil scented beeswax candles.
Beeswax is relatively easy to process. I have a separate post about processing beeswax, but in brief you melt it over a double broiler, strain it through cheesecloth, and then pour it into a wax mold. I break off enough from a slab to make these essential oil scented beeswax candles.
Here’s a photo of Jeremy working on one of the hives:
Supplies for homemade Essential Oil Scented Beeswax Candles:
- Nature’s Truth Essential Oil in desired scent
- Candle wicks
- Candle holder made from tempered glass or other suitable material
- Double boiler
I actually made the blue candle holder using concrete, concrete dye, and a concrete mold. Beeswax candles burn hotter than regular candles, and these concrete candle holders are a beautiful, safe medium. How to create your own Essential Oil Scented Beeswax Candles:
- Slowly melt the desired amount of beeswax over a double burner until melted
- Remove beeswax from the heat
- Add 20-25 drops of Nature’s Truth Essential Oils per ounce of beeswax (that’s not as much as you might think)
- Place the candle wick in the center of the candle holder and carefully pour melted beeswax into candle holder
- Secure the candle wick so the wax hardens with it in the center of the candle
- Allow wax to cool completely and set
- Trim the wick
- Enjoy your Essential Oil Scented Beeswax Candles
If you don’t have bees or beeswax, you can buy it online or at a local craft supply store. I’ve seen it in both bar and pellet form.
My household loves essential oils and they’re a great way to scent projects. Nature’s Truth Essential Oils are available in a variety of single essential oil scents and combination oils. My son and I both really enjoy the aroma of Lavender, and I use it in homemade/DIY lotion bars, salt scrubs, shower oils, and lotions. We also use the Nature’s Truth Almond Base Oil as a carrier oil for skin application of other essential oils.
Here’s a brief list of some of the Nature’s Truth Essential Oils available at retailers:
- Focus Roll On
- Mental Clarity
- Calming Roll On
- Breath Easy
- Lavender Roll On
- Almond Base Oil
I purchased Nature’s Truth Essential Oils from my local Walgreens. They were located in the vitamin aisle.
Have you ever made your own candles? Did you scent them or leave them natural? I’d love to hear about your experiences making candles with beeswax or other waxes. All the flowers in the photo below are going to help make this fall honey harvest successful and delicious.