Make Your Own Aromatic Beeswax Candle

by Andrea Butje on June 19, 2013

Make your own beeswax candleWho 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!


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Andrea Butje

Owner/Instructor at Aromahead Institute
Aromahead Institute, owned by Andrea Butje, is a premier resource for online aromatherapy classes. Andrea offers her inspired approach to online aromatherapy certification through essential oil videos and original education materials. Check out her book, Essential Living: Aromatherapy Recipes for Health and Home, on Amazon!

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Saray June 24, 2013 at 10:52 pm

Thanks for the easy recipe! Great Christmas presents.


Kariman Hassan June 26, 2013 at 2:32 pm

That is gorgeous, I’m going to try making that right now.


Andrea Butje June 26, 2013 at 2:55 pm

Great! Let me know how it comes out.


Jill June 28, 2013 at 4:29 pm

Thank you so much for sharing your recipes! I’ve been wanting to make beeswax candles for a long time and now I can. I love your blog. I also got your book and put the app on my iPad. Bless you!


Andrea Butje June 28, 2013 at 6:09 pm

Thank you so much for your beautiful message and blessings to you to!


Audrey Lightfoot October 4, 2013 at 6:26 pm

Great video! Where do you get your wicks from???


Andrea Butje October 5, 2013 at 8:51 am
Diana August 26, 2015 at 4:13 pm

I’m considering making my own candles but I am completely new to the process. This video was extremely helpful, however, I have heard that using essential oils in candle making can be dangerous as some essential oils catch fire or burn easily. Have you found this to be true? If so, which essential oils would you and would you not recommend using? Thanks!


Andrea Butje August 27, 2015 at 10:17 am

Hi Diana – I’ve only made small votive and tea light candles, and with the amount of oils added in the video, there’s no danger of catching fire. It’s very safe. :-)


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