Glass yoghurt jars make great candle containers
Glass yoghurt jars are not only great for making your own plastic-free yoghurt, they also make great little containers for all sorts of things like paper clips, nails and screws. However, we decided to fill these cute yoghurt jars with beeswax candles.
A word about beeswax
Beekeepers (also called apiarists) carefully remove the beeswax when they harvest honey from their honeybee hives. They always leave enough honey for the bees to eat because it’s the bees’ main source of nutrition all winter long. When spring comes and flowers and trees bloom again, the bees collect nectar and pollen. That’s when they start making honey and raising new bees for the year ahead. Natural beeswax is wonderful to work with and it smells great without any added fragrance.
Buying beeswax for DIY beeswax candles
There are many online sources for beeswax. You can buy them in solid block form, or in chunks or smaller pellets, which melt faster and cost about the same as the blocks.
Many companies that sell beeswax also sell wicking material. It is important to use the correct diameter wicking based on the size of the candle.