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    iliria is offline Junior Member Junior crafter
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    Default Advice on making beeswax pillar candles?

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    Hi all. I am new to the forum and interested mainly in the candle making.

    I have 1 kg of pure beeswax and want to make some pillar candles. Each candle would measure around 45mm diameter and 300mm tall. The candles would need to beblack in color.

    Anyone can advise on what to use as a mould please? Would a pvc pipe be a good choice? Is the candle easy to get out once it has set?
    I am looking at whether Bekro dye will be suitable for beeswax but if you guys know of any other brand please let me know.
    I have also heard that pure beeswax doesnt burn very good so some people recommend adding coconut oil to it. Is this a good idea for pillar candles and what percentage should I use?

    Any advice would be much appreciated.

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    craftdancer is offline Senior Member Super mega big crafter
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    Welcome to the forum.

    Sorry, but I know nothing about the technicalities of making candles but we do have a number of members who do and hopefully someone will be along who can offer you some advice.


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