For the longest time now, I have wanted to dip my own candles.
A: I love learning new skills
B: I enjoy burning candles frequently, but buying ‘good’ candles are pricey.
C: I want good candles, not the dollar store variety.
D: Beeswax candles burn clean and smell sweet like honey.
E: Learning how to make candles just adds to my list. My list is a mental list I keep of things I wnat to learn to do for myself and/or my family.
So I gathered my supplies.
You need some type of double-boiler.
You need your wax.
You need wicking.
You need somewhere to hang the candles.
Melt your wax in your double-boiler.
This can take a while unless you have the wax cut up in smallish sections.
You want your inside pot to be a bit tall so you can make longer tapers.
The shorter the pot, the shorter the candles will be.
Next, measure your wicking and double it with an extra inch or so. You are going to fold it in half and dip two candles at a time.
Make sure your place to hang the candles to dry is tall enough also, so your candles don’t hit the counter-top.
There is no easy way around it, it takes a while and every little bit adds up to the final product… so you just have to keep at it.
Dip it, hang it, dip it, hang it… over and over til you get the candle you are looking for.
When you have achieved what you are looking for…
Then in the evening, it gets even better…