Make your own candle!
A natural, vegetal and scented candle.

We all have at least one candle in our home. It's a product that we love for its sometimes elaborate design , its fresh or gourmet smell, its light flame that warms the atmosphere of a room... Thousands of candles of different brands exist. They are more or less accessible in terms of their price depending on them. But above all, their compositions differ from one brand to another.

How do I know if my candle is made with ingredients that are good for us and for the planet ? What are the different possible waxes? And the wicks? And the perfumes? Making candles is also a fun activity for adults and children! A good way to occupy your children during the holidays ;)

In this article, you will understand, we are going to talk about candles! So let's go.

How are candles traditionally made?

There are three different ways to create a candle:

  • By moulding : this technique is mainly used when you want to give your candle an original shape . The wax is poured into a specific mold then unmolded when it is hard enough.

  • By soaking : this method aims to immerse part of the wick in a tank of liquid wax. It is while cooling that the wax will wrap the wick and thus create a first layer around it. This step is repeated several times until several layers of wax are obtained. From this technique, we can make candles.

  • By filling : this technique is simple and consists of creating candles in a specific container

homemade candle with BeautyMix
vegetable house candle with BeautyMix

The different types of wax?

There are also three types of wax: 

  • Of animal origin: this is mainly the beeswax. Easily recognizable, it is yellow or white. It does not contain any chemicals and is therefore very healthy.

  • Of plant origin: it is a natural wax that is increasingly used. The most common are the soy wax or of palm. Some, less known, are also very good natural waxes. We can for example cite coconut or cotton wax.

  • Of mineral origin: they come from petroleum derivatives. The best known and the most used by manufacturers is the paraffin. It is inexpensive, very accessible and easy to work with. However, it can be more harmful to our lungs and less environmentally friendly.

Which fragrances to choose?

The scents offer a unique personality to each candle. You can find more or less healthy and processed perfumes depending on the brand...

It is best to favor scented oils or some essential oils which will be added to the wax.

An ideal activity for adults... and children!

By making your candles, you will no longer have any questions to ask yourself about the composition of this one. You will no longer have to wonder if the wax is of good quality or if the fragrances are healthy.

With BeautyMix, you can now make the candle you want, healthy and natural, to personalize according to your desires and your tastes! A fun activity that your children will also enjoy. The opportunity to keep them busy by teaching them to do it themselves!

And we have THE box ideal. This is made up of:

  • A sachet of soy wax : this wax is produced without GMOs, without pesticides or herbicides, and comes from Europe. It is 100% vegetable, biodegradable and vegan.

  • Two TCR wicks for candles coated with vegetable wax: these wicks are designed for making your poured candles. They are coated with a mixture of natural wax based on soy wax.

  • Two empty glass jars for candle with bamboo lid: a nice design, simple and refined.

  • Two essential oils of lavandin and juniper cade: both are from the brand Bell Air and from organic farming.

Once you have enjoyed making your own candles, you will discover that it is possible to have a beautiful, personalized and healthy candle for your home at a lower cost. 

So, are you getting started?  

BeautyMix vegetable candle box
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