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Beeswax Candles

Written by Paulo Martirez on Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Beeswax candles are absolutely wonderful! A soft, warm glow, complimented by an incredibly sweet scent make Beeswax candles a must for around the house. Beeswax candles are quite simple to make, and something you can do together with the kids. Good wholesome fun for the whole family! These candles will add comfort, elegance, and tradition to your home or work space.

Materials Needed:
• Some Beeswax sheets
• Some primed wick
• A sharp knife
• A cutting board

Instructions:
1. Roll out the Beeswax sheet on your work surface.
2. Cut a length of wick, approximately two inches longer than the width of your Beeswax sheet.
3. Place the wick along the edge of the Beeswax sheet, and fold the sheet approximately 1/8 of an inch over the wick. Be sure to press down on the sheet to make sure the wax completely surrounds the wick.
4. Once the wick has been secured in the Beeswax sheet, it is time to start rolling. Be very careful not to damage or disrupt the honeycomb pattern on the wax. Roll the candle slowly, and be sure to keep it straight.
5. Once you have reached the end of the sheet, gently press down on the exposed edge to ensure that your candle does not come apart.
6. Pick which end you feel will make the best "top" and trim the wick down to approximately 1/2 inch. Also remove the exposed wick completely from the other end.

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