Making beeswax candles may be the way to go if you are starting a candle company. First, making
beeswax candles are environmentally sustainable. In the new green economy, products like this will
become more and more common. Getting ahead of the curve with some knowledge will go a long way.
One thing that most people don’t know is that beekeepers are generally more than happy to get rid of
their beeswax, so this is the place to start. When making beeswax candles, ensure that they use the
lighter wax that forms as a byproduct of honey. The wax should sit in water overnight in a stainless
steel container. When working with fresh beeswax, you want to avoid any metal other than stainless
steel, as metals will actually darken the wax before it is even melted.
Once you’ve obtained the wax, making beeswax candles is a pretty simple process, with a few things to
keep in mind. To begin, it is important to bear in mind that beeswax is a denser wax than others you
will buy. This becomes very important when it comes to wicking your candles. For example, if you are
making beeswax candles that are large, you will want to ensure that the wick is placed in the center.
More so than with other candles that can be reheated with relative ease to change wick placement, it
becomes more difficult with beeswax due to its density. Therefore, you should find a way to keep the
wick in one spot as it dries. In large scale production at the factories, they’ve come up with a simple
solution for this; tongue depressors. These are very inexpensive at your local medical supply store and
unless you are starting the next Yankee Candle in your basement, one box will last quite a long time.
When you get the depressors, drill a 1/8th inch hole through the center of each one. These will not come
in contact with the wax itself generally, so this is a product that will be completely reusable. Once you
pour the candle, center the wick in place, ensure that it has extended completely and has no bends or
kinks that you w