Beeswax Candle Tutorial

As promised, here is how to make rolled beeswax candles.

You will need:

  • A sheet of beeswax per candle
  • Wick string
  • Scissors
  • A surface to roll the candle on (I used my kitchen work top but it was a bit of a pain to clean up so I suggest you find some cardboard or an old placemat to roll on!)

1) Lay out your wax and trim your wick string so it is at least a centimetre longer than the width of the wax at each end (I always allow a bit extra and trim it later).  Lay the string on the wax, as I have done in this picture:

2) Begin rolling by folding up the edge of the wax to trap the string.  Roll away from you until the string is secure.  Then tuck one end of the string in and continue to roll the candle away from you, as tightly as possible.

3) Keep rolling until the candle is finished.  Press the edge of the wax with your thumbs to secure it, and trim the wick if needed.

4) I have wrapped my candles in greaseproof paper and string…


3 Responses to “Beeswax Candle Tutorial”

  1. 1 Jeanne 20/01/2011 at 8:39 pm

    Wow love the pictures it helps alot. I’ve tried a couple of times before to make beeswax candles, but they didn’t came out this nice. Will have to try again.

    Thanks again

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