Thursday, November 21, 2013

Make Your Own Pumpkin Beeswax Candle

Just because it is "everything" pumpkin this time of year doesn't mean it has to all be food related. Why not make up some pumpkin beeswax candles for your Thanksgiving gathering to use as table decor or as take home favors.

       Why you should use beeswax candles exclusively.

Beeswax allows for complete combustion of the wax and the wick for an even burn. This is due to the higher melting point and hotter flame of beeswax, which produces a slow, clean burn that is virtually smoke- and soot-free. Slow, evenly burning beeswax candles will not drip wax.
To ensure even burning, keep the wick trimmed and sheltered from drafts. To prevent smoke when extinguishing a candle, use a snuffer or, with a toothpick, bend the wick slightly into the wax until the flame is out, then bring it upright.
Carbon neutral
Beeswax is natural, sustainable, and renewable. Earth Hour and the World Wildlife Fund recommend choosing beeswax candles, as they are gentler to our planet and are carbon neutral. The CO2 they emit has already been sequestered from the atmosphere to produce the wax.
Another positive attribute of beeswax candles is that they are believed to produce negative ions when they burn. Negative ions purify the air of odors, allergens, and pollutants. Research on negative ions suggests they improve our mood and physical health.
For those with chemical sensitivities and allergies, burning unscented 100 percent beeswax candles is a natural choice. {source and for more information}
To learn more about Soy vs. Beeswax candles go to Empowered Sustenance

                                Pumpkin Beeswax Candle Directions

1 cup beeswax pellets
candle wick
double stick tape
glass jar
organic pumpkin fragrance oil

This is the organic pumpkin fragrance oil we use. it can be purchased from here.

Use a double boiler and a Pyrex measuring cup that you specifically designated to candle making, and melt all the beeswax over medium heat.

 While wax is melting, place candle wick in jar with double sided tape.

Once wax in melted, remove from heat and add 2-3 capfuls of the pumpkin fragrance oil to the melted wax and stir with a skewer or chop stick. Carefully pour wax into jar.

Allow to set up. Enjoy. 

Use a variety of different for a nice nice coffee table arrangement.

Should you want to give these as a gift, you will make someone very happy!

When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought joy to my soul.
Psalm 94:19

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