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Candlemaking

You’ll love this candle hack

You’ll love this candle hack

Wax candles in jam jars (or any other glass containers including the Yankee Candle variety) look great BUT after a few hours of burning the amount of air getting to the wick isn’t enough to keep it burning brightly. As a result your favourite candle is limp and lame if lit at all and more […]

By November 15, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Countryside Skills

Countryside Skills

Come and join us at Wild Harvest for one day and weekend courses that will not only rejuvenate and restore but teach a new skill. We have a wide range of courses teaching traditional self-reliance skills such as wild food foraging, campfire cookery courses, mushroom growing, natural bee-keeping and chicken-keeping. Plus weekend retreats including our […]

By January 8, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
How to Make Beeswax Candles

How to Make Beeswax Candles

Claire Waring, editor of Beecraft Magazine and author of The Beekeeping Manual demonstrates how to make beeswax candles. See also How to Make Beeswax Furniture Polish Candlemaking Upcycling tealights and old candles   MOULDED CANDLES For moulded candles, I recommend the silicone rubber moulds that are readily available from the larger bee equipment suppliers. They […]

By August 19, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Recycling Candles

Recycling Candles

  You can buy tealights in bags of 100 and pillar candles come in at good value too – both are ideal for melting back down to make into new ones, adding your own scents and colours as you go along – you can even use wax crayons to colour your candle. I bought 100 […]

By November 1, 2013 2 Comments Read More →
Candle Making

Candle Making

I set out with the naive thought that making candles was going to be just like making soap, as documented in last month’s Home Farmer. What a fool I was! Actually, the principle itself is just like making soap, in that you are melting a solid, adding a fragrance and colouring, before pouring it into […]

By November 1, 2013 0 Comments Read More →

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