[{"id":588332957914,"title":"Easiest DIY Beeswax Candle","created_at":"2022-08-05T14:54:44-07:00","body_html":"\u003ch2\u003eHow to make your own beeswax candle:\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eWhat you will need:\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003col\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e Honey Candles \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.honeycandles.com\/collections\/beeswax-and-accessories\/products\/diy-beeswax-candle-kit\" target=\"_blank\" title=\"Refill Kit\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003eRefill Kit\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003ePot with 1 - 2 inches of water\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eContainer to melt beeswax in\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eHair clip or popsicle sticks (optional)\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ol\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eSteps:\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003col\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eMake a double boiler. - You can do this filling a small pot with approximately 1-2 inches of water. Choose either a glass measuring cup, old pot or bowl, a used clean can, or whatever vessel you would like to melt the beeswax in. (Keeping in mind that beeswax is difficult to clean off your dishes.) Add beeswax to the vessel you chose and place inside pot. If you use a measuring cup the handle can hang over the side, for a bowl it should completely cover the top of the pot sitting above the water, an old can may sit right in the water. (All shown below)\n\u003ctable width=\"100%\"\u003e\n\u003ctbody\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd style=\"width: 31%;\"\u003e\u003cimg src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0073\/1575\/0969\/files\/DSC_1759_100x100.jpg?v=1660778795\" alt=\"\"\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd style=\"width: 30.9991%;\"\u003e\u003cimg src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0073\/1575\/0969\/files\/DSC_1760_100x100.jpg?v=1660778888\" alt=\"\"\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd style=\"width: 28.0009%;\"\u003e \u003cimg src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0073\/1575\/0969\/files\/DSC_1761_100x100.jpg?v=1660778905\" alt=\"\"\u003e\n\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003c\/tbody\u003e\n\u003c\/table\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eHeat water until it reaches a gentle boil (don’t let it boil dry) and the beeswax melts.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003ePlace the wick into your \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.honeycandles.com\/collections\/packaged-candles\/products\/natural-beeswax-jar-candle\" target=\"_blank\" title=\"Refill Jar\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003erefill jar\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003eor container of your choosing. Secure the placement in the centre by using a hair clip, popsicle sticks, or a bit of melted wax on the bottom of the wick tab and letting it cool in place.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003ePour melted wax into the container slowly. Let sit for several hours until cool.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eLight and enjoy!\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ol\u003e","blog_id":12718637113,"author":"Breanna Tate","user_id":84750532826,"published_at":"2022-08-17T16:30:28-07:00","updated_at":"2022-08-19T09:11:23-07:00","summary_html":"","template_suffix":"","handle":"easiest-diy-beeswax-candle","tags":"","image":{"created_at":"2022-08-05T14:54:44-07:00","alt":"","width":4000,"height":4000,"src":"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0073\/1575\/0969\/articles\/natural-candles_128.jpg?v=1659736485"}},{"id":587234574554,"title":"Simple DIY Beeswax Food Wraps","created_at":"2022-03-11T09:04:43-08:00","body_html":"\u003cp\u003eEasy step-by-step instructions for making beeswax food wraps at home. Beeswax wraps are a great way to reduce waste and keep your food fresh in your fridge or lunch bag.  \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eWe’ve given instructions for simple wraps with just a beeswax coating as well as a more complex recipe using beeswax, pine resin, and jojoba oil. The simple wraps will work fine at room temperature but may become brittle and\/or flaky in the fridge or at cooler temperatures. Warming them with your hands will help with adhesion. Wraps that are made with the addition of pine resin and jojoba oil will be tackier and likely last slightly longer than the ones made with plain beeswax.  The method is the same for both options and plain beeswax is a great place to start!\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eIngredients \u0026amp; Materials required for plain beeswax wraps: \u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e100% Cotton cloth cut into your desired shapes. Choose one with a tight weave, preferably organic.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e60-90g \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.honeycandles.com\/collections\/beeswax-and-accessories\" target=\"_blank\" title=\"beeswax for food wraps and DIY projects\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003eHoney Candles Beeswax \u003c\/a\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eSmall pot\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eWide mouth glass jar that fits inside the pot to make a double boiler. Grab one from your recycling.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003ePaintbrush about 1 or 2 inches wide – we recommend choosing one that you don’t mind sacrificing for the cause.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eLarge baking sheet\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eParchment paper\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eTongs\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eIf using resin and jojoba oil you will also need:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e60g Pine Resin\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e15g Jojoba oil\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThis should be enough to make 3-6 large (10” square) wraps\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eInstructions:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003col\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eFill small pot with about 1-2” of water and place on medium-high heat.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003ePut beeswax (plus resin and oil if using) into the glass jar and place it into the pot of water. When the water comes to a boil, reduce the heat to keep it at a gentle boil. Mason jar rings on the bottom of the pot will help if the jar seems tippy.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eGently stir the mixture about every 5 minutes until fully melted. If you’re just using beeswax this should take 10-20 minutes but will take longer if you’ve included pine resin as it has a higher melting point.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eWhile melting the beeswax, cut cloth into desired shapes and place on parchment lined baking sheet. Use pinking shears to avoid fraying if desired.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eWhen close to fully melted preheat oven to 300° F.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eWhen beeswax is fully liquefied and combined, use the paint brush to spread melted wax over the cloth sheets, don’t worry if it begins to harden as it will saturate the cloth when placed in the oven. Don’t overdo it, you can always add more beeswax but it’s difficult to take it away.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003ePlace in hot oven for 3 minutes, remove from oven and flip the fabric using tongs. Add more wax to areas that haven’t been coated and return to the oven for an additional 3 minutes.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eRemove from oven and carefully use the tongs to lift the cloth allowing any excess beeswax to drip off onto the parchment paper. Use clips or clothespins to hang the cloth on a string allowing it to completely dry before use.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ol\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eClean up:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eUse dish soap and extra hot water for clean-up. If the mixture is stubborn, we recommend using boiled water to dissolve any residue and then wiping utensils clean with a paper towel or cloth rag. This method works well for cleaning beeswax off anything that won’t be damaged by water.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eClean up will be more difficult if you chose to include pine resin you may need to use rubbing alcohol or hand sanitizer to remove pine resin residue.\u003c\/p\u003e","blog_id":12718637113,"author":"Jill Anderson","user_id":21405368377,"published_at":"2022-03-11T09:31:17-08:00","updated_at":"2022-04-26T08:31:33-07:00","summary_html":"","template_suffix":"","handle":"simple-diy-beeswax-food-wraps","tags":"","image":{"created_at":"2022-03-11T09:31:05-08:00","alt":"","width":1920,"height":1080,"src":"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0073\/1575\/0969\/articles\/beeswax-for-making-food-wraps.jpg?v=1647019865"}}]