Make black beeswax candles with charcoal powder!
These DIY black beeswax candles are all natural and non-toxic. All you need for the natural black candles is beeswax, charcoal powder and cotton string for the DIY candle wicks!
Why Black Candles?
I was actually inspired by these oldest surviving beeswax candles which appear almost black because they contain pine resin or pine tar.
And by the way, DIY black beeswax candles aren’t only for Halloween: You can use these elegant black beeswax candles all year round!
What Charcoal Powder?
For these black dipped beeswax candles you can use either food-grade activated charcoal powder or charcoal powder – also known as lampblack – for homemade makeup. Or you could even make your own charcoal powder!
For these DIY charcoal candles I used food-grade charcoal powder.
How To Make DIY Candle Wicks
Did you know that you can make your own wicks for candles? You only need cotton string to make DIY wicks: Simply braid the cotton string together and that’s all!
How To Make DIY Black Beeswax Candles
- charcoal powder
- cotton string
1. Make DIY beeswax candles.
2. Melt beeswax over a water bath. When the beeswax is melted, dye the beeswax with charcoal powder. Add 1/2 teaspoon at a time, stirring well after each addition. Dip a candle or piece of cotton string once in the black beeswax to test the color. Add more charcoal powder if necessary.
3. Dip the DIY beeswax candles only once or twice into the black beeswax. By the way, you can’t make all-black DIY candles with this natural black beeswax because they don’t burn well. But dipped black beeswax candles burn just like ordinary beeswax candles.
4. Trim the wick if necessary and light your homemade natural black beeswax candles!
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