deb12c Posted June 22, 2008 Report Share Posted June 22, 2008 I make soap and know nothing about making candles. I'm not getting into making them except for beeswax votives and tarts. I have about 30 pounds of fresh beeswax that I have to render, my brother in law is a bee keeper and I get all his wax. I got some today. (Too bad I don't like honey :smiley2:) I will use most of it in lip balms, etc... but would like to make a few candles. Not for sale, just for myself and family. I was told that I shouldn't make big candles in a jar because beeswax burns hot because it takes a big wick and would break the jar. Is that right? Please tell me if this is wrong.I melt the wax, (it will already be melted when I render it) scent it and pour it is a clamshell or a votive mold with a wick, correct? Can anyone reccommend a wick size (for a votive) or type and tell me the best place to get them? And what % of fragrance oil should I use? I want them to be strong. I like vanilla, cinnamon, and apple pie scents in candles.Should I color them or leave them natural? I read that burning beeswax candles is actually good for you. Something about negative ions or something like that. They are supposed to clean the air.Thank you! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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