How to Make Beeswax Candles – 5 Simple Steps to Get Your Business Rolling

How to Make Beeswax Candles with a Profit Motive

If you are contemplating on developing a small candle venture, making beeswax candles could be a wise choice. Beeswax candles last a long time and burn clean. Unlike paraffin candles they do not emit toxins when they burn. Beeswax has no mercury, benzene or lead. However, because of its naturally sweet beeswax smell, it is definitely a popular item among candle buyers!

Overhead and inventory would be at a low level. Monitoring the cash flow would be simple and your start-up expense minimal.

Not only could you be making beeswax candles for the purpose of selling, but you might want to consider offering classes on how to make beeswax candles…to both young and old.

These candles are inexpensive and easy to work with! Skills are quick to pick up and unlike other candles you will not need equipment like thermometers and double boilers or have to worry about hot melted wax.

In fact other than needing flat open space, the only basic supplies you will need are lots and lots of beeswax sheets, a major amount of primed wick and one sharp knife!

Fundamental Technique for Making Beeswax Candles

1. Bend a beeswax sheet in half and pull it carefully with your hands, creating two separate pieces.

2. Lay one sheet of beeswax on any clean flat surface. Put a wick on the borderline of the beeswax allowing a half inch to protrude at each end of the candle. This will give you the opportunity later to figure out which end you prefer for the top.

3. Upon placing the wick, begin rolling the beeswax, tucking the edges as you go and making sure to seal the wick tightly in place. Roll slowly, keeping it straight. Continue until you have wrapped the beeswax entirely around.

4. Using fingertips carefully seal edges using only light, gentle presses as not to crack the beeswax.

5. Decide which end will be your top. Trim back the wick allowing 1/2 inch to remain above the candle wax. Remove excess wick from the bottom.

The knack of making beeswax candles while being straightforward and uncomplicated still requires effort and patience. To further better you and your business, continual training in skills should play a major roll. Learn thoroughly the candle making process. Remember, beeswax candles have been around since the beginning of the 14th century!

Know that in the beginning your candles might not be perfect. Practice, practice and more practice. And with practice, will come an appreciation of why it is appropriately termed: the “art” of candle making!