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Beeswax Candle Rolling Workshop

9 Jul

img_4945On July 8, 2016, I went back to Science Sarah’s for a beeswax candlemaking class again. This time, we tried rolling them instead of dipping. It was just as much fun as the dipping, but the results were much cleaner than the dipping workshop!

 

Beeswax Candle Dipping Workshop

19 Jan

I facilitated a beeswax candle dipping workshop for kids, at Science Sarah’s on January 18, 2016.

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Dipping Station

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Wicks were prepared the night before.

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Wicks ready to go.

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For safety measures, we used an induction stove instead of gas or electric stoves, and we also made sure that only one kid had access to the dipping station, closely supervised by an adult.

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Dipped candles drying out

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Candles ready to take home

 

 

Hand Dipped Tapers and Scented Candles

24 Jul

Melting beeswax:

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Making wicks from hemp twine – Each one is about 10 ft, dipped in wax, hung overnight from makeshift hanger (un-assembled hive frames). Weighed down with nuts and spoons.

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Finished and cut wicks:

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Finished hemp wick has the feel and hardness of spaghetti:

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Again, using hive frame tops as a drying rack:

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Dipping:

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Drying:

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Finished!

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Used leftover wicks to create central, standing wicks in a jar:

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Scented with essential oils: Lavender, Geranium, Cedar/Vetiver combo

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