Rolled beeswax candles are wonderful handmade gifts, you can easily make for all your family and friends throughout the year.
Did you know that a commercial honeycomb foundation is made by pressing beeswax between patterned metal rollers? It is used in beekeeping to give the bees a foundation on which they can build the honeycomb. These same sheets of honeycomb wax can be used to make beautiful candles too.
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The kit I purchased has ten sheets of five different colors, measuring 8 inches by 16 inches each. Cut the sheets in half for two perfect 8 x 8-inch squares. If you want to make a specific color and instead of purchasing the kit, you can easily buy wicking and honeycomb beeswax sheets separately.
Rolled Beeswax Candles
- Start by cutting your beeswax sheets in half. An 8 x 8-inch sheet makes a 1-inch thick taper candle, 8 inches long.
- Lay the beeswax sheet with the cut edge closest to you.
- Press a piece of cotton wick about 9 1/2 inches along the edge.
- Start pressing the beeswax edge over the wick all along the edge.
- Once you've got the candle started, firmly roll the candle, using the fingers of both hands to evenly press and roll the entire length of the beeswax sheet.
- Burnish the open edge to the candle by using your thumb and fingers to press and melt the wax into the side of the candle.
- Trim your wick on both ends, and press the bottom wick into the bottom of the candle
Tie pairs up with a pretty ribbon, and use them for stocking stuffers, party favors, or to embellish the top of a present.
Did you know that beeswax candles burn cleaner and longer than most candles? They also have a sweet, light natural honey scent everyone will love.