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My tremendously supportive husband & I have 3 wonderful children, 1 dog, 12 laying hens, 2 dairy goats, 3 bee hives, and a 2000 sq foot vegetable garden on a small 1/4 acre lot in the city. In the center of it all is our small 1,000 sq foot house purchased in 2008 as a foreclosure that we fully renovated to host our growing family, home school adventures, and small home business (CozyLeaf.com). We have a desire to learn a path to self sufficiency finding ways to be good stewards of the resources God has given us. We want to learn to live with less as we laydown roots to our little homestead.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Beeswax Candles

Making Beeswax candles was pretty easy! I just bought a few molds and poured melted beeswax in on either side of a wick and then let it set! One of the candles was supposed to be taller, but it actually cracked in half when I was anxiously pulling it out of the mold...so I have 3 instead of 2 :)
These candles smell fantastic!! I added some essential oils to one of the candles (Pine Needle and Clove oil) but the other is just the sweet pleasant smell of the natural beeswax!


  1. Where did you get your beeswax? I have been wanting to make some candles, but have not found a good source that does not cost too much.

  2. Lorrie, I purchased some beeswax off of Etsy...heavenlyharvest to be exact. They had free shipping :)
    I used about 2 lbs of wax to make these 2 candles.
    I was really happy with it for candles!! It smells delightfully sweet :)