A widespread use of beeswax candles in churches was known all throughout the height of the 14th century and this was mainly since of their simplicity, cleanness, and pleasant image. These beautiful candles are very popular today because of being smoke-free, long-burning, emitting a pleasant honey odor and not dripping all over the place!
Beeswax candle making can be an entertaining project for the whole family. Is it a troublesome task to make them? What is the step-by-step process and just what types of supplies do we need? Well, let us initially discuss the origin of beeswax candles.
Beeswax comes from bees and honey. Isn't it that when you hear or read about beeswax, the first thing that would come across your imagination would be a group of honey bees flitting through a garden of flowers? Just like you would link trickling honey to a production honey combs.
The operation of beeswax candle making is most definitely note-worthy. When bees go from flower to flower, they are collecting nectar. Roughly about 2 million flowers stopped over by honey bees is enough to create a pound of nectar. These sweet floral liquid, or nectar will then be concentrated into what is popularly known, as honey. Once the bees had eaten up the honey, they will be digested and will move through their bodies until they are excreted from their sides in order to produce wax scales. In general, it would take about 800,000 wax scales to have at least one pound of beeswax. Busy as a bee is definitely a clich of the bees and of busy people.
The fall season is the time when honey and beeswax are sieved and gathered from honeycombs by the beekeepers. During the process to take the honey, the beekeeper cuts the end off of the cells; melts it down and then cleans out the debris. All this material is formed into bulk beeswax, ready to process into sheets or by bulk to make candles. (Conditioners used for leather boots, components for cosmetics, quilting, wax for drawers and windows, furniture polish are just among those who consume beeswax as a main ingredient).
So there you go. Now, it's time to hear about the main beeswax candle production. Well, to give you a heads up, rolled, melted, and dipped are the 3 varieties of beeswax candles. We will be centering on the simplest and the coolest one, the rolled beeswax candles.
Rolled: The rolled up beeswax candle, or in other terms, the pillar beeswax candle is quite easy to work on.This is why it's best to use this as a fun venture with the little ones. It is recommended to start with the ones that have the usual scent and color. I prefer the natural color and scent. Carefully handle each sheet.
Place your pre-primed wick at the edge of the beeswax sheet.Measure 3/4 inches after the total height of your candle for cutting. On a rectangular sheet, you would use the shorter side to place your wick.
Note: Pre-primed wicks are the end result of cotton wicks being dipped onto the melted beeswax until the bubbles are absent. This process makes the best wicks and it is easy to do. Position the wicks out to wane on a wax paper and make sure that they are laid out straight so that they would remain so. Once the wicks are cooled, press the wick gently into the sheet.
The next step will now be the rolling of the beeswax starting from the wick end up to the edge of the sheet. Gently press the edges down to make a smooth as possible seam. That is how trouble-free beeswax candle making is.
Anybody will appreciate receiving a special token from you like these candles around the Holiday season. Whether you decide to take the time to create hand-dipped tapers like our forefathers did or roll your beeswax into chunky candles, you'll be amazed at how simple beeswax candle making can be!
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