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  Using Beeswax

Whether you are a large manufacturer, or a home hobbyist, it is truly amazing to sit down with kids, friends, family, and coworkers to roll and burn candles made with sheets as a way to enjoy each other’s company, or to make candles that can be sold for profit. For those of you unfamiliar with the concept of the beeswax sheets they are exactly what they sound like – sheets of beeswax, but they come in a variety of patterns and colors.

Typically a square braid wick is used for rolling beeswax and the type of wick depends on the size of the finished candle. I recommend you get a roll of a small, a medium, and a large wick to start (4/0, 1/0, and #2). We have books available that show the many wonderful things you can do with beeswax sheets. I recommend BK-3, BK-4, and BK-5 to get started.

Not sure which to try? I suggest getting a sampler pack of mixed colors and textures. You do not have a choice of color or style, but it is usually a good sampling across the board and it comes with a free book. For those of you who are patriotic, we have a small kit that comes complete with instructions and wick for making a great red, white, and blue pillar that looks like the American flag.

 

 
   
  More Candle Making Information and Instruction

Soy Wax
Using beeswax
Candle making basics
Candle making vocabulary
Candle making safety
What's new in candle making
Importance of temperature
Mold techniques
Polycarbonate molds
Choosing colors
All about waxes
Wax 101
Blended versus non-blended waxes
Palm Wax
Natural wax
Whipped wax
All about wicks
Protecting your candles from the sun
Using UV absorbers
Making a chunk candle
Making double pour candles
Making white candles white
Making crackled candles
Selecting the proper sustaining base

   
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