Making Candles Just For Fun
With a good supply of beeswax on hand (for making solid perfumes), I thought it would be interesting to turn some of that wax into candles. I've written about this project on my Learning To Make Perfume blog. You can find that article here.
On this page I've added some photos of the project and some comments on the process and the results. Start by reading the blog article here. Then check out the comments and photos below.
A few comments
Overall this was just a fun project. I had beeswax on hand, I purchased some wicking, and I improvised the rest.
If I was to go deeper into candle making (and I don't plan to) I would look into some molds and the cost of beeswax, so that when my supply runs out I'll be able to get more, even if I have to pay for it. Working with beeswax that has already been cleaned up would be nice as I wouldn't have to deal with the impurities, and the candles might come out a bit more uniform.
The surprise here was that the candles I made really burned very nicely. They were as good as any I've ever purchased. No smoke. No wax drip. All very pure and clean.
Candles always worry me a bit due to the fire hazard and I did find myself forgetting when a candle was burning. Still, it was a beautiful sight and I have enjoyed this project.
Again, you'll find more details on this project on the blog.
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