Beeswax is a versatile wax that can be used for containers, pillars, votives, and wax melts. This wax comes in pellets so it is easy to measure and weigh on a scale. It is available in yellow or white depending on your preference.
When working with beeswax we recommend using the following guidelines for best results.
- Wicks: The recommended wicks are the ECO series. Beeswax can be very difficult to wick. When, where, and how it was obtained all factor into how it will perform in candles. With so many variables, it's hard to predict which wick size to use. For this reason, it will take a bit more testing to find the best one for your candles.
- We recommend getting several different sizes of ECO wicks in the 12 pc bags so you'll have a variety of wicks to test with so you can find the one that works best with your wax.
- Fragrance: Suggested usage is 6-10%. Be sure to not use more than 10% fragrance as it can cause safety issues
- Beeswax can be a bit tricky to fragrance as it does tend to have a natural earthy smell to it.
- Keep in mind that there will be some fragrances that may do better than others so be sure to do a small test batch with every fragrance. Florals tend to do the best in beeswax.
- We would highly recommend that you stay away from bakery fragrances in your beeswax as the mix of bakery notes in the beeswax may not produce a good smelling candle.
- Color: If you are using dye you can add the color to the wax when you add the fragrance at 185°F
- For white beeswax, candle dye will work beautifully. Keep in mind that if you are using yellow beeswax, the color will shift since it is blending with yellow so we usually do not suggest the dyes for yellow beeswax.
- Heat the wax to 185°F to add your fragrance
- Remove from heat and stir gently for 2 minutes
- Allow the wax to cool to 175°F and then pour into your molds, containers or clamshells
- Allow the candles or wax melts to cool completely and then trim the wicks (if needed)
- Allow the candles or wax melts to cure for 3-5 days before using them in order to achieve the strongest hot throw
- You can conduct wick testing, as needed, within 24 hours of making the candles