Wednesday, May 22, 2024


  • Commercial wicks (string can be used)
  • Beeswax
  • Paraffin
  • Old candles—melted down
  • Old crayons for color
  • Scents and wax colors can be purchased
  • Molds, or containers


Note: Beeswax can be cut with a knife if the knife is warmed first.

  1. Wrap desired amount of wax around wicks to form long tapers or cone shaped candles.
  2. You can also dip the wicks repeatedly into melted wax in double boiler and let harden between dippings for tapers.
  3. To melt the paraffin you'll need a double boiler. Be careful with how hot it gets as it is volatile.
  4. Old candles can be melted down in the same manner and crayon pieces added for desired color.
  5. Yogurt or butter tubs will make good molds for your candles or, pour melted wax over crushed ice in a square milk carton and add glitter. 

—Maat's Book of Shadows