Rolled Beeswax Candles
I love rolled beeswax candles. Nothing could be easier. You lay your sheet on a flat surface, line your wick along one side and roll it up. Simple!
Beeswax sheets can be purchased at some hobby/craft stores. If you cannot find them there, they are available online. However, if you must order the sheets, you should not order them in the cold months. Depending on where you live, is what dictates the cut-off delivery date. Beeswax sheets will become brittle as they are subjected to cooler temperatures. Even while working with the sheets, you will need to keep them warm. Room temperature is usually good. If you are working with your sheets and notice they are becoming stiff, brittle or harder to work with, pull out a hair dryer and warm them slightly.
All wicks are not created equal. If your wick is too small, your candle will burn unevenly or put itself out. If it is too big, your candle will burn too quickly. There are many different types of wick on the market these days. You want to be sure you are getting the right kind of wick for the specific type of wax you are using. For the average beeswax sheet candles I make, I use a square braid cotton wick #2.
I made these gifts bags obviously considering not only the contents but the color scheme too. Everything is shades of pink and green. The rolled beeswax candles are a very light lime green and I included a pint jar of my home canned Pickled Green Tomatoes. The candles were presented tied together with green and gold wired ribbon. I used the same ribbon on the handle of the gift bag. For the benefit of the gift bag receiver, include a little note giving suggestions of how to use the home canned product.