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.

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