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Oven Beeswax Candles

Making beeswax candles in the oven means you have zero cleanup to do after!
Author: Stephanie Gerber


  • Glass jars (I used wide mouth canning jars. But any oven proof glass container will work.)
  • Beeswax (big, big fan of beeswax pastilles – much easier to use than chopping up a big block of beeswax)
  • Wicks
  • Baking sheet
  • Oven


  • Place the wicks in the jar and fill with beeswax. If you’re totally lazy, don’t even bother gluing down the wick. Add more beeswax than you think you need – go all the way to the top. Once the wax melts it will fill in all of the tiny air spaces, and it won’t end up as full.
  • Heat oven to 200 degree F. Place the jars on a cookie sheet and stick them in the oven. You can fit about 9 candles on one sheet pan.
  • Remove candles when all of the wax has melted. This may take 45 minutes to an hour.
  • Position wick upright if needed by rolling the end around a pencil. Let cool until wax has hardened. Then trim the wick.