Thursday, November 02, 2006Beeswax Candle Making
Beeswax is one of the most wonderful smelling natural substances I know. It is pure and delightful and, for me, is a smell I associate with certain churches and with Christmas time growing up. We used to make beeswax candles for gifts. They are relatively easy to make, don't take too much time, and are a really fun hands-on project for older children. Another advantage of making your own candles is that it is a wonderful economic choice for gift-giving times such as the Christmas season. For $20 you can make about 12 straight-sided candles. (Or 24 tapered candles.) If you buy some rafia, you can bundle up 2 candles, tie them with rafia and you have 6 lovely homemade gifts.
Magic Cabin sells a very affordable candle making kit. There are plenty more web sites and stores out there who sell the sheet beeswax and wicking, but this is the one that I know of and have used. They seem to have the best colors. They come in pastels or brights, but all colors are really good tones.
~Sia, in Vancouver WA