Make Beeswax and Coconut Oil Candles!

These coconut oil and beeswax candles are a fun way to make a sweet-smelling addition to any room in your house. You don't need any special candle-making tools, either.
Here is the beeswax I use for all of my beeswax projects...I love it because it comes in 1 oz bars. It smells so nice, too.
A note about heating beeswax: Beeswax is flammable. Do not melt beeswax in a pan on direct heat, and watch it closely while you're melting it using a double-boiler method. If you don't want to buy a double boiler, you can make one. See how I did it in the full post on my blog.
Put your beeswax and coconut oil in the aluminum tin and melt it using a double boiler.
To set the wick, pour about a 1/2 inch of wax into the candle container. Wrap the top of the wick around a pen or pencil and set it on the container. The bottom of the wick should reach the wax your poured in. Let this solidify.
After the wax has solidified enough to allow the wick to stay put on its own, finish pouring. I did this in stages, letting each pour solidify before I poured the next bit in. If you pour it in all at once, the wick won't stay put and will started floating around.
When it cools completely, trim the wick. Give it 24 hours and then light up!
For more details, photos, and tips, as well as information about how to select the correct wick size for your candle container, check out the post on my blog below!

By Brittany Goldwyn
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