Wax-Fact: Did you know beeswax burns at 145
I didn't. I did however, make tons of dipped candles as a child at summer camp. Making candles is not an activity for the easily distracted, but it definitely pays off. No one will argue that candlelight creates an atmosphere of comfort and romance, but in the days before electricity, candles were an absolute necessity. Whether you have beeswax to harvest from your honey bees, or need an craft project for a rainy afternoon, dipped candles are handy, beautiful, and easy to make:
You will need:
2 or 3 tall, thin containers (I used old soup or coffee tins) one with your wax, the other with ice water
old newspaper (to spread on your surface)
Wick (see instructions at the bottom)
To melt the wax, I have used a double boiler on medium-low heat, or boil water and pour it into an old coffee tin. Place the wax in the smaller container, and put the smaller container in the hot water.