Candle Making Recipes for Balloon and Beeswax Candles
So, you want to make your own candles. But how do you start and what is the simplest way to begin? The correct answer is…the 2 recipes found below.
We know how daunting the prospect of creating candles on your own for the first time might be, but with the candle making tips we have provided it will be sheer fun.
No stress, little mess. And did I happen to mention having “fun”? Of course, I did it!
Candle Making Recipes – Balloon Candle
Grab a balloon, some wax, paraffin or regular, and a wick. That’s it – you’re ready to go.
Melt your wax in a double boiler, old electric skillet or an old saucepan at a temperature between 165 and 185 degrees. Dip a water-filled balloon into the wax. Pull it out quickly, allowing the wax to cool and set. Repeat until a 1cm thick wax crust forms around your balloon. Deflate the balloon and take it out of the candle’s center.
Begin pouring the warm wax, rotating around the shell until the inside is almost entirely covered. Insert the wick and pour in the remaining wax. Hold the wick until it is supported by wax that has colled and firmed. Your wax masterpiece is finished!
There is even a simpler candle recipe…
Candle Making Recipes – Beeswax Candle
Grab your scissors and a sheet of beeswax and some cotton wick. Fold and cut the beeswax sheet in half. Choosing one sheet, place the wick on the long side of the beeswax with approximately 1 inch of the wick extending past both ends.
Using your fingertips, gently spool the beeswax sheet around the wick…sealing the wick securely to the wax. The warmth of your hands will create a seamless candle. Continue tightly rolling the beeswax sheet. Make sure it is straight as you go.
Upon reaching the end, use the heat of your fingertips to seal the border of the beeswax candle. Trim wick at both ends. The one that is to be your base, cut flush against the wax. The other end, which will be the top of your candle, snip the wick to 1/4 inch above the wax.
See? I did not steer you astray! Simple, quick, easy and painless. And what about fun, fun, fun and very self satisfying! All that is left to do now is to show off your beautiful creations!
And you may want to check out gel candle making next…what are you thinking?