Making Handmade Beeswax Candles:
- Our beeswax is from an organically managed apiary. This means no chemicals or pesticides are used on the flowers the bees extract pollen from.
- The apiary also uses very little heat to extract the honey from the wax, keeping the colour and fragrance intact.
- We are also extremely careful to heat the wax gently.
- The beeswax is cleaned using a gravity filtration method and a very fine filter process to remove impurities to 0.1 microns.
- The filtered beeswax is adjusted to just the right temperature and poured into candle molds—-all by hand.
- While the candles are cooling, the wicks are straightened and the air spaces are filled with additional beeswax. This makes for a better burning candle.
- Once cooled, the candles are carefully removed from the molds and the candle bottoms are leveled.
- Finally, beautiful silk-screened recycled labels are hand-fastened to the pillar candles with environmentally-friendly adhesive.
If you want to try your hand at making handmade beeswax candles, small wide-mouthed mason jars are a great place to start. You can stick a tabbed wick to the inside base of the jar with a small bit of two sided tape. Then you can fill the rest of the jar with small pieces of beeswax (a great use of leftover wax from your older beeswax pillar candles). Place the filled jar into a 200 deg F oven (inside a baking dish helps reduce mess) and leave it until the wax has liquified. Turn off the heat and allow the candle to cool slowly. If you must remove it immediately, use a silicone oven mitt to prevent burning yourself.