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Beeswax sheets are used to make rolled candles. But what if you already have beeswax in another form, say, pellets and you need to make sheets? This simple guide will show you how in just four steps.
What is Beeswax
Beeswax is the oldest type of candle wax known to man. It is gotten from honeybees. Though there is white beeswax, most pure beeswax has a natural yellow colour and scent, both similar to that of honey. Today, beeswax is not as widely used as other types of candles because of its high cost. And this is mainly a result of the heavy amount of resources that go into making it. But it does have some good qualities as follows:
The Benefits of Beeswax Candles
• Beeswax naturally purifies the environment when burned.
• It leaves very little soot compared to other types of candle wax.
• Beeswax burns brighter than every other type of candle wax.
• It has the highest melting point of any candle wax and so lasts more than two times longer.
Making Rolled Candles
Beeswax wax is sold in various forms including pellets and sheets. Beeswax sheets are particularly useful in making rolled candles where the sheet is just wrapped around the wick and placed in a candle holder to burn. These sheets come in various colours and most have the honeycomb surface design.
If you are interested in making rolled candles, getting a beeswax sheet would be of importance to you. But instead of going all out in search of beeswax sheets, you can simply by pellets and make sheets out of them. And doing this comes with little stress and does not take much of your time.
What You Need to Make Beeswax Sheets
Almost every candle making project or related project involves the use of a double boiler to melt the wax. This obviously should be accompanied by a stove to provide heat. For this project, additionally, you would need a roll pan and a piece of wax paper. The wax paper should be the size of the roll pan. And of course, you would need your beeswax pellets. You can purchase some online or at local craft stores around. Once these materials are ready, you are good to go. Follow the steps below.
How to Make Beeswax Sheets
Step One: Spread your wax paper on the roll pan with the wax side facing up.
Step Two: Heat up your wax pellets in the double boiler. And set the stove to medium heat. Keep watch over the wax and turn the heat off when it has fully melted.
Step Three: Pour the melted beeswax slowly and gently into the roll pan. Move your hand so the wax can spread evenly in the pan and pour to achieve just a little thickness (far less than an inch). Depending on how much wax you are working with, you may not exhaust the wax at first pour. Simply set the remaining wax aside. You would have to work in batches.
Step Four: Leave the beeswax in that position for some time to cool. When it is completely cooled, remove the wax paper with the newly made beeswax sheet from the pan. And then separate the paper from the sheet carefully.
After that, your beeswax sheets are ready for use. If you have more beeswax, repeat the steps above until you are done.