Rolled Beeswax Candles Easy Handmade DIY

Rolled beeswax candles make a beautiful and natural handmade Christmas gift! Handmade beeswax candles are also great for any time of year.

rolled beeswax candles

I’ve been making these simple handmade rolled beeswax candles with my kids for many years. What started out as a simple craft idea turned into a tradition.

Every year, usually in the fall, we grab some sheets of natural beeswax and start making candles. It’s a fun and useful activity for kids and adults alike.

The best part is that making rolled beeswax candles is extremely easy!

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Benefits of Beeswax Candles

I love candles of any kind (I also have a candle making tutorial for soy candles here), but there’s something special about beeswax.

Beeswax is an all-natural substance created by bees. It’s non-toxic, so candles made from beeswax won’t pollute the air. In fact, I’ve read that burning beeswax candles can actually help purify the air in your home!

According to this source:

Beeswax candles are naturally dripless and smokeless, and they tend to have a longer burn time than candles made from other waxes.

Beeswax also burns clean and purifies the air at the same time! In addition to supporting sustainable beekeeping, the consumption of beeswax candles is also good for the air we breathe. Unlike paraffin candles, which are made with a petroleum-based wax, beeswax candles have a completely clean non-toxic burn and produce negative ions when burning.

Isn’t that amazing? I love that such a beautiful and natural product is also beneficial in so many ways.

I also love that it supports sustainable beekeeping.

Rolled Beeswax Candles

Rolled beeswax candles couldn’t be simpler to make. All you need is beeswax sheets and candle wick.

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rolled beeswax candles

You can buy the beeswax sheets and wick separately, but we make this even easier by simply buying a kit! You can find the kit here.

rolled beeswax candles

The kit will come with instructions to follow, but I’ll just summarize them here.

  • Lay out one sheet of beeswax (warm it in your hands or in a warm place before getting started to keep it from cracking or breaking, or use a hair dryer for faster results.
  • Cut a piece of wick the length of the long end of your beeswax sheet.
  • Roll beeswax sheet over the wick and roll up tightly until the whole candle is rolled up.
  • That’s it! Then just trim the wick to about 1/4″, and you’re done!

rolled beeswax candles

Candle Making with Kids

As I mentioned above, I’ve been making rolled beeswax candles with my kids since they were little (we’ve been making them for at least 10 years!).

It’s a wonderful craft for kids to enjoy, because it doesn’t involve hot wax or anything dangerous. Usually even young children can get the hang of rolling the candles.

When making candles with kids, I don’t worry about having all the candles turn out perfectly. We just do it for the experience together.

It’s lots of fun, and kids always feel such a sense of accomplishment knowing they just made something useful and beautiful.

They especially feel proud when we burn the candles they made during poetry tea time or at dinner!

This is seriously one of my favorite DIY projects ever.

rolled beeswax candles

Supplies Needed for This Project

Beeswax Candle Making Kit



Hair Dryer (optional)

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  1. I stopped by when I found your trivia questions for a Ladies Tea I am doing soon at our church.
    I thought you had some wonderful gift ideas as well and quick simple ideas for the not so crafty mom- thank you for that.
    I do have a question- I am severely allergic to coconut and would olive oil work for the sugar scrubs? I am also highly allergic to avocado and that seems to be the most popular ingredients these days. So I always bow out of making items- but this time I really want to use your sugar scrub recipes.

    1. Hi Andrea! Yes, you could substitute olive oil in place of the coconut oil. I haven’t tried it myself, but any oil should work (olive, sweet almond oil, or grapeseed should all work fine in a sugar scrub). Hope that helps!

  2. Hi. I need help on what size wicks to use for my rolled beezwax sheets. Battling to understand. I bought online prewaxed wicks 100% natural and the sizes are 2.0mm and 1.0mm . What size candles can I put these into. Heidi

    1. I’m not sure. I have always just used the wicks that come with the kit. Sorry I couldn’t be of more help.

  3. Thank you so much for this lovely tutorial, Joy… and congrats on your feature at Wall To Wall… Would be blessed to have you join us at Homestyle Gathering… open until Saturday! 😉

  4. Hi Joy, we are neighbors over at #LiveLifeWell linkup. I haven’t ever made rolled beeswax candles, but one time my mom and sister and I made homemade candles, it was labor intensive, but fun… these look super easy to make and I like all your step by step instructions and with pictures too!

    PS.: if you are looking for another place to link to on Thursday’s I would love if you would consider joining my linkup #TuneInThursday – it opens Thursday 3 am PST and runs through Sunday night. You can find it at

  5. Oh my! I can not wait to try this! I made candles one time out of beeswax, coconut oil, and deer tallow. It was a very cool experience, but not the best ingredients. The candles burned super fast with a lot of wax drip. But they made some great pics!

    Thanks for linking up @LiveLifeWell!



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