A Step-by-Step Guide for Crafting Your Own All-Natural Beeswax Candle

A Step-by-Step Guide for Crafting Your Own All-Natural Beeswax Candle

There's a growing desire to return to nature in today's world, filled with synthetic materials and artificial scents. This yearning extends to our homes, where curated home decor spaces that reflect a commitment to sustainability and natural elements are becoming increasingly popular.

Here at Modern House Miami, we believe that luxury doesn't have to come at the expense of the environment. In fact, some of the most beautiful and enriching experiences can be found in creating something yourself using all-natural materials.

This blog post is your guide to crafting your organic beeswax candle. Beeswax candles offer many benefits: They burn cleaner than paraffin wax candles, release a subtle, honeyed aroma, and even purify the air as they burn. Let's embark on this journey together, transforming a natural substance into a warm, flickering piece of home decor.

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Gathering Your Supplies:

Before we begin, you must assemble the necessary tools and materials. Here's what you'll need:

  • Organic Beeswax Pastilles: Look for these online or at specialty stores. Pastilles are small, pellet-shaped pieces of beeswax, perfect for easy measuring and melting.
  • Candle Wick: Choose a wick size appropriate for the diameter of your organic beeswax candle container. A thicker wick is needed for wider candles to ensure an even burn.

  • Candle Mold: Select a heat-resistant container for your Candle. Glass jars, ceramic mugs, or even empty tins can all be repurposed for this project. Just ensure they are clean and dry.

Bring this EricX Light Organic Hemp Candle Wicks, 100 Piece 8" Pre-Waxed by 100% Beeswax & Tabbed, for Candle Making today!

If you want to make soy-based candles, these organic hemp candle wicks are a natural choice. Made from eco-friendly hemp and coated with beeswax, these pre-tabbed Wicks are easy to use and come in an extended size, perfect for various candle containers. Just be mindful of the amount of fragrance and dye you use in your candles, as too much can affect how well the wick burns.

  • Double Boiler: A double boiler ensures gentle and even heat distribution, preventing the beeswax from scorching.

  • Thermometer: A thermometer is crucial for monitoring the wax's temperature. Beeswax burns best at a specific temperature, so keeping track is essential.

  • Skewers or Clothespins will hold the wick while the wax cools.

  • Essential Oils (Optional): While beeswax has a lovely natural scent, you can personalize your Candle with a few drops of your favourite essential oil. Just be sure to choose high-quality, organic essential oils.

You can Try the Exclusive Collection of Essential Oils at Modern House Miami.

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This set might be a good option if you're looking for various high-quality essential oils for your aromatherapy practice. It includes twelve popular essential oils, like lavender, peppermint, and eucalyptus, all USDA-certified organic and free from additives.

The Candle-Making Process:

  • Prepare Your Mold: Secure the wick in the centre of your chosen container. Tie one end of the wick to a skewer or clothespin and rest it on the top of the container, ensuring the wick is centred and straight.

  • Melt the Beeswax: Fill the bottom pot of your double boiler with water and bring it to a simmer. Place the beeswax pastilles in the top pot and allow them to melt slowly over the simmering water.

  • Temperature is Key: Once the beeswax is completely melted, monitor the temperature closely with your thermometer. The ideal pouring temperature for beeswax candles generally falls between 150°F (65°C) and 180°F (82°C).

  • Adding Fragrance (Optional): If you'd like to add a touch of fragrance to your organic beeswax candle, wait until the beeswax cools slightly (around 130°F or 54°C) before adding a few drops of your chosen essential oil. Stir gently to incorporate the scent evenly.

  • Pouring the Candle: Carefully remove the melted wax from the heat source. Slowly pour the beeswax into your prepared mould, holding the wick upright with the skewer or clothespin.

  • Letting it Set: Allow the poured wax to cool completely and solidify. This process can take several hours, so be patient!

  • Trimming the Wick: Once the candle has fully set, use scissors to trim the wick to about ¼ inch (0.6 cm) above the wax surface.

Tips for Success:

  • Safety First: Always be mindful of hot wax and keep the melting process away from flammable materials and curious children.
  • Work in a Well-Ventilated Area: Essential oils and heated wax can emit mild fumes. Open a window or work in a well-ventilated area for optimal comfort.

  • Embrace Imperfections: Amazingly, handmade candles often have a rustic charm. Don't worry about minor imperfections – they add to the unique character of your creation.

  • Experiment with Different Scents and Molds: After mastering the basic technique, experiment with different essential oil blends and container shapes. 

Explore the vast world of natural fragrances to create a custom candle experience.

You can also try the Exclusive Candle Collection by Modern House Miami: Thé Blanc Organic Beeswax Aromatherapy 16-oz Candle. 

The Blanc organic beeswax candle is for those who want a luxurious spa experience at home. You will find that they are made with natural ingredients and essential oils, and this Candle fills your space with a clean, fresh scent. It could improve air quality by neutralizing pollutants. The beeswax burns clean and is non-toxic, making it a good choice for people with allergies or asthma.


In conclusion, creating your organic beeswax candles is a fun and rewarding experience. Not only do you get a beautiful and natural piece of home decor, but you can also customize it with your favourite scents. By following these steps and tips, you'll be well on your way to crafting your natural light source. So gather your supplies, find a ventilated space, and let the creativity flow! Moreover, you can effortlessly shop the exclusive range of candle candle-making products & organic beeswax candles at Modern House Miami

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