Beeswax has a natural yellow color and honey scent, but it is expensive and can be difficult to burn easily. This recipe yields one pound and burns smoothly with minimal dripping.

Bees Wax Candle Blend

We recommend using beeswax that has not been heavily processed. Unless there is a need to have a whiter color candle, it is best to not use bleached beeswax.

Beeswax and Paraffin



  1. Add paraffin and bees waxes to a melting pot.

  2. Melt and gently stir to combine.

  3. Bring wax to about 170°F. Add any scents or dyes before carefully pouring candle.

  4. Pour the melted wax into the candle mold.

    As candle cools and wax sets the wax will shrink creating a well. Pierce the wax in a couple places to release surface tension then top off the mold with more melted wax. Larger size candles may require a second top off.


This 1 pound recipe will yield any of the following types of candles:

  • Ten 6-inch tall, .6-inch diameter tapers
  • Four 12-inch tall, .75-inch diameter tapers
  • One 4-inch tall, 3-inch diameter pillar

Candle yield will vary, based on mold shape.

10-50 drops of essential oil can be combined with the melted wax, depending on scent and strength desired.

Read our candle making post for more detailed information on candle making.

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