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Beeswax Candles in a Jar

By: Kelsey OBrien for
Beeswax Candles in a Jar
Beeswax Candles in a Jar

Learning how to make your own candles not only saves you some cash, it allows you to know exactly what you are burning in your home. Instead of chemical-filled candles, these Beeswax Candles in a Jar are all natural and smell fantastic. Customizable and crazy simple these candles can be poured into dollar store containers and Mason Jars. Including just 2 ingredients (beeswax and essential oils) this tutorial is the minimalist’s answer to aromatherapy. They make great DIY gifts, as well!

Hint: These DIY candles are naturally an off-white color. If you want to add some color to the mix, consider adding food coloring or natural dyes to keep them looking as lovely as they smell.

Estimated CostUnder $10

Time to CompleteIn an evening

MaterialsCandle Wax

Primary TechniqueCandlemaking/Soapmaking


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My son makes me beeswax candles from time to time when he visits his friends family in the country. I dont have any in jars though. I love the smell of beeswax candles. they are so much nicer than regular candles. I will pass this project along to him so he can make me some.

I have always wanted to try making my own candles, so I just love that this looks like it would be an easy project to follow. How much essential oil should you add to the candle?

I love that these DIY candles have just 2 ingredients! These would be a fabulous housewarming gift idea!

These look amazing. As a beekeeper I have plenty of pure, organic beeswax and I'm definitely going to give these a try. Great idea to add food coloring. It'll be fun to try to match colors to scents. Also, your photos are really helpful. I've made candles with beeswax sheets in the past and found that it was important to match the wick thickness to the thickness of the candle.

When you called this easy, you weren't kidding. It was very easy and had me looking for other jars to use. I found an old canning jar with a lid that snaps will be so cute and I can close it after using it. I also found out a few drops of red food coloring gives it a slightly orange tinge.


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