Beeswax is a lovely, natural material to work with – and smells of honey – so there is no need to add any fragrance. Simply enjoy the sweet smell of a wonderful wax.
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Melt the beeswax in the double boiler.
Prime the wick.
Once the wax has melted and is at 80°C (176°F), decant the melted wax into the metal jug. Do not overheat the wax: if the temperature goes above 85°C (185°F) it can discolour.
Check the wax temperature. It should now be around 75°C (167°F). If not, wait for it to cool to this temperature.
Finally trim the wick to 0.5
After step 6, save a small amount of wax in the jug – sometimes, once the candle has set, the base of the candle (uppermost in the mould) may have shrunk and become slightly concave. If this happens, heat the wax you saved earlier and pour it into the small concave dip. See page 29 for further instructions.