Alrighty folks, are you ready to be blown away by another craft project? We’ve already looked at how to make a vegetable oil candle. Now it’s time for beeswax! In mason jars! In case you didn’t know, mason jars are super hip. And you can do so many things with them! You can make mason jar soap dispensers, use them as mini blender containers, make mason jar pin cushions, or make mason jar candy pedestals. Who doesn’t need a super fugly candy pedestal in their life?? My personal favourite thing to do with mason jars is to store foodstuffs in them. But I digress, let’s get back to the topic of making beeswax candles in mason jars.
I’m super into beeswax candles because they create negative ions, which in turn create positive vibes. This is true. Google it. I found this amazing store near where I live called Wicks and Wax. They sell wicks, and they sell wax! They are also very friendly and helpful. I got a couple bags of beeswax there, and also some HTP 83 wicks which were recommended for the beeswax.
Then I poured in a little bit of wax into the bottom to secure the wick, and once secure I filled the jars the rest of the way with wax. Unlike paraffin wax, beeswax keeps its form pretty well and you don’t need to top it up once it’s hardened. It does shrink a tiny bit, but doesn’t form huge craters. Here they are just after being poured:
Including the cost of the jars, the wax and the wick, each candle worked out to be less than 3 bux, which is super cheap for beeswax candles of this size. Once the candles are burned up, if you freeze them a few hours the wax will shrink and you can easily get the leftover wax out of the jar, and you can remelt it to make more candles. How thrifty!