Making Dipped Beeswax Candles

As part of my (Abigail’s) 4-H project, I learned how to make dipped beeswax candles. Dipped beeswax candles burn incredibly long.

We bought a large stainless steel coffee pot to melt the beeswax in so that the candles will be tall enough. We melted the wax in a pot of hot water.

The first step is to tie washers to the bottom of the wick. The washers keep the wick straight while they are being dipped.

As the wax was used, the wick had to be dipped farther in the wax.

Every three dips of so, I dipped the candles in water to quickly cook the wax. I also dipped the candles in water at the end because it helped create a smooth outside.

I checked the bottoms of the candles to make sure that excessive wax was not building up on the bottom.

Here is the finished product. Some of the candles turned out great; others were bumpy of tapered the wrong way.

It was fun to learn how to make dipped beeswax candles. I need to practice more in order to produce more consistent candles.


4 Replies to “Making Dipped Beeswax Candles”

  1. Super interesting! Knowing you, you will accomplish making the “perfect” candle. You go girl!

    1. Thank you. I hope to be able to make at least semi-consistent candles. It is fun and very rewarding.

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