Who doesn’t love beeswax candles?
This 6-minute video shows you exactly how to make your own beeswax candle with essential oils.
Warning: There is no going back! Once you make your own beeswax candle, with your own essential oils, nothing else compares. Be prepared to be seriously spoiled!
Making your own beeswax candles is a great alternative to buying commercial candles, which often have synthetic fragrances, metal wicks and petroleum-based waxes. This way, only natural healthy substances are released into your space. Another plus is that when we work with natural beeswax, we support beekeepers!
- Beeswax (6-8 oz)
- Essential Oil (I used 2 ml patchouli and 2 ml vetiver)
- 4 oz glass jar
- 1 wick
- A set of chop sticks
- Pyrex measuring cup
- Small soup pot
- 10 ml graduated cylinder (optional)
- Measure 6 oz. of beeswax (1 and 1/2 jar full). If you want the candle to fill right to the top use 8 oz. (2 jars full).
- Wipe your Pyrex cup with jojoba.
- Melt the beeswax in the Pyrex (see video for details).
- Place the wick in the jar using the chop sticks shown in the video.
- Measure your essential oil.
- Once the beeswax is melted, add the essential oil to the beeswax and stir.
- Pour slowly into the glass jar so to not disturb the wick.
- Allow it to solidify for several hours before burning.
Are you having a deodorant crisis? Don’t sweat it! Try this natural deodorant recipe.
There are all kinds of natural deodorants out there, and whether they work seems to be hit-or-miss depending on what’s right for your personal body chemistry. Maybe you’ve even gone on the hunt for a natural deodorant recipe you could make yourself.
I recently made a natural deodorant recipe that is so simple and easy . . . and yes, effective!
Anything that’s going under my arms has got to meet a few requirements:
- Smells good
- Feels good
- Easy to make
Once all that is established, then it’s all about which essential oils to add. That decision is personal of course, but I do have a few suggestions below.
- 1 oz organic, unrefined, not fractionated, just leave it alone Coconut Oil
- 1 tbs arrowroot powder
- 20 drops essential oil
- Combine the coconut oil and arrowroot in a small bowl and mix well
- Add your essential oils, and mix well
- Use a small amount under your arm to be sure the arrowroot does not irritate your skin (it's fine for most people)
Customize this natural deodorant recipe with these essential oil blend ideas:
15 drops Patchouli
5 drops Sandalwood
You Smell Like A Rose
6 drops Rose otto
7 drops Palmarosa
7 drops Geranium
10 drops Lemon
5 drops DISTILLED Lime (Distilled Lime is not phototoxic, so be sure to use only the distilled Lime.)
5 drops Sweet Orange
I Don’t Care How It Smells If It Works
8 drops Tea Tree
4 drops Lemon
5 drops Palmarosa
3 drops Eucalyptus