How to Make A Natural Deodorizing Beeswax Candle
Want to make your own natural deodorizing beeswax candle? My natural deodorizing beeswax candle recipe is made with eucalyptus and tea tree essential oils and makes a great homemade holiday gift idea for friends and family! There are even free printable candle labels to make gifting even easier!
Natural Deodorizing Beeswax Candle Recipe
Tools & Materials:
I used an upcycled 12 oz. candle jar for my tea tree and eucalyptus scented deodorizing beeswax candle. If you don’t have a 12 oz. glass jar, SKS Bottle & Packaging has some really pretty 12.25 oz. glass jars here that would also work beautifully. If you’re using their 12.25 oz. glass jars, you can increase the amount of beeswax to 14 oz.
I used filtered white beeswax pastilles for my homemade candle recipes. However, you can also use traditional unfiltered yellow beeswax.
To make your natural deodorizing beeswax candle you’ll begin by using a digital scale to weigh out the beeswax into a glass Pyrex measuring cup then heat in a double boiler until melted. If you don’t have a double boiler to heat your wax, you can heat it in the microwave at 40% power until the wax melts. Carefully remove the container of wax from the heat source using a potholder or towel – the glass will be hot! – and set aside to cool.
Now prepare your wood wicks. Measure the height needed and cut two wooden candle wicks to fit so that they are level with the top of the glass candle jar when placed inside with the metal anchors on. Place the wood wicks in the molten wax for ten minutes then carefully remove using a utensil or tongs.
Next, place the wicks into two metal anchors using one wick for each anchor. Now dip the anchors into the wax and place the wicks into the center of each of your candle jars.
Continue to allow the melted wax to cool. When it starts to become cloudy, weigh out the essential oil and stir it into the melted wax. If necessary, gently heat the wax again.
Now carefully pour the wax into your glass candle jar and allow it to cool and harden completely. (You don’t want to pour the wax too hot or the tops of your candle wax may crack as they cool.)
Label your candle jar with the free printable candle labels here. Simply print the PDF labels onto a full size label of your choice, cut out and apply. I used matte white label sheets from WorldLabel for this project.
Allow your candles to cure for at least 24 hours up to several days for the best scent throw. Before burning trim your wood wicks to 1/4″.
If you like my natural deodorizing beeswax candle recipe, then you may also like my Odor Neutralizing Candle DIY here. This odor neutralizing candle recipe makes beautifully scented soy and beeswax candles that neutralize odors in the air while giving off a fresh fragrance as they burn. They are made using an odor neutralizing fragrance oil.
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