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Homemade Candles with 2 Ingredients

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These homemade beeswax candles are wonderful for a number of reasons.  They’re 100% natural with air-purifying beeswax and only require 2 ingredients without any fancy equipment.  Plus, they’re easy and fast.  These were actually part of every gift basket I gave out this Christmas and the possibilities to tweak and personalize are endless.  If I’m going for simple, a light dose of bergamot or lavender will do me {on a basic level, quality beeswax will impart a natural honey scent} but if I’m gifting, pressed herbs or flowers provide a lovely aesthetic and filling vintage tea cups is even nicer.

 

 

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Homemade Candles with 2 Ingredients
 
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Serves: 3-4 mini jelly/mason jars {4 oz each}
Ingredients
  • .375 lbs organic beeswax
  • 4 tb coconut oil
Other materials
  • 3-4 jars/teacups/shells {4 oz each}
  • Square braided wicks w/ tabs {I had #4 on hand}
  • Optional: pure essential oils/dried decorations
Instructions
  1. Grate the beeswax {or use pellets}.
  2. Melt the beeswax either in a double boiler or in the microwave. Go low and slow and gradually reach 180* Do not go high or fast.
  3. Off the heat, stir in the coconut oil.
  4. Wait a couple minutes and add drops of your favorite essential oils, if using.
  5. Coil the excess wick on a stick and balance on the tops of each jar to help stabilize the tab.
  6. Pour a bit into each glass. Wait 3-5 minutes and pour in the rest.
  7. Allow to set a few hours, trim each wick and enjoy.

Love,

Your Squishy Monster

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