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🕯️ Step-by-Step Guide: Creating and Packaging Unscented Beeswax Candles 🕯️

Learn how to create and package unscented beeswax candles with this step-by-step guide from Candle Fairy. Gather materials, melt beeswax, prep the wick, pour the wax, let it set, trim the wick, and package your candle.

Creating and Packaging Unscented Beeswax Candles

A flat lay of beeswax, a double boiler, wicks, a mold, and a thermometer.
Gathering Your Materials
Start by gathering all the necessary materials. You'll need beeswax, a double boiler, wicks, a mold or container for your candle, and a thermometer.
Beeswax melting in a double boiler, with a thermometer showing the temperature.
Melting the Beeswax
Using the double boiler, melt your beeswax. Monitor the temperature closely; it should be around 145-175 degrees Fahrenheit for beeswax.
A wick being secured to the bottom of a candle mold.
Prepping the Wick
While your beeswax is melting, prepare your wick. If you're using a pre-made wick, simply secure it to the bottom of your mold or container. If you're making your own, dip a piece of cotton string in the melted wax and let it dry.
Melted beeswax being poured into a mold with a wick in the center.
Pouring the Wax
Once your beeswax is melted and your wick is prepared, pour the wax into your mold or container. Be sure to keep the wick straight and centered.
A freshly poured candle cooling and solidifying.
Let it Set
Let your candle cool and solidify completely. This can take anywhere from a few hours to overnight, depending on the size of your candle.
A wick being trimmed on a solidified candle.
Trim the Wick
Once your candle is completely set, trim the wick to about a quarter inch above the wax. This will ensure it burns evenly and safely.
A beeswax candle being wrapped in recycled paper with a handwritten label.
Packaging Your Candle
Now it's time to package your candle for sale. Consider using eco-friendly materials like recycled paper or burlap. Add a personal touch with a handwritten label or a ribbon.

Discover the joy of candle making with our step-by-step guide to creating and packaging unscented beeswax candles. This guide is perfect for beginners and experienced candle makers alike, guiding you through the process with clear instructions and helpful images. Whether you're looking to start a new hobby or create a unique gift, this guide has you covered.

Before you start, make sure you have all the necessary materials. Our candle making supplies checklist can help ensure you're fully prepared. From beeswax to wicks, a double boiler to a thermometer, each item plays a crucial role in the candle making process.

Beeswax candles are a popular choice for many due to their natural ingredients and delightful honey scent. If you're interested in learning more about the benefits and techniques of beeswax candle making, our comprehensive guide is a great resource.

Once you've mastered the art of making unscented beeswax candles, you might consider selling your creations. Our article on how to make candles to sell provides insights on pricing, marketing, and legal considerations to help you get started.

Finally, don't forget the finishing touches. Packaging your candles in an attractive and eco-friendly way can add a personal touch and make your candles stand out. For creative packaging ideas, check out our FAQ on packaging and presenting unscented beeswax candles for sale.

Remember, candle making is a journey, not a destination. Take your time, enjoy the process, and don't be afraid to experiment. Happy candle making!