Heat up your glue gun and stick the wicks to the bottom of the jars. Try to keep the wicks in the center of the jar.
Fill your saucepan or pot about half full of water, put it on the stove, and bring water to a boil.
Pour 1 pound of beeswax pellets into your wax melting pitcher or other container.
Set the container with the beeswax into the boiling water in the saucepan to create a double boiler effect. Turn the heat down so the water is just gently boiling or simmering.
Allow the beeswax to melt. Stir occasionally. I use a wooden skewer or a wooden spoon from the thrift store for this.
After the beeswax has melted, add the 1/2 cup of coconut oil. Stir to combine, and wait for it to melt. Then add any essential oils, if using.
Quickly pour the melted beeswax into your jars.
After pouring the wax into your containers, center the wick with a clothespin (see the video if this is unclear), or use a pencil or bamboo skewer to center the wick.
Allow the candles to sit undisturbed while the wax sets up and hardens. Then trim the wicks about 1/4" to 1/2" long.
I usually wait a day or two before burning the candles for the first time. This allows them to cure. When burning for the first time, it's a good idea to let the candle burn for a couple of hours. That's it!