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We burn alot of candles in our home,during every meal. I can't afford beeswax candles all the time...So I burn regular candles...I'm concerned about toxins being burnt off so I would prefer natural candles. Can I make soya candles at home? Are they easy to make? Or would it be cheaper to make my own beeswax candles?

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probably cheaper to make bees wax if you buy the wax in bulk. also, try to buy the most yellow-gold you can, as that is generally less expensive, has more scent, and--ultimately--cleaner for the air/environment.
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I have never worked with soy so I am not sure how easy it is... but I wanted to say that we re-use our beeswax over and over again to economize. I pour the candles into large mouthed tea cups or something like that and then scrape them out and re-melt when the candle is spent. I am forever scraping up bits of dripped beeswax from here and there and saving it. Also melting and re-making our ornaments too.

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probably cheaper to make bees wax if you buy the wax in bulk. also, try to buy the most yellow-gold you can, as that is generally less expensive, has more scent, and--ultimately--cleaner for the air/environment.
Thanks for the tip, I'm going to look around online and see what i can find in the UK!

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I have never worked with soy so I am not sure how easy it is... but I wanted to say that we re-use our beeswax over and over again to economize. I pour the candles into large mouthed tea cups or something like that and then scrape them out and re-melt when the candle is spent. I am forever scraping up bits of dripped beeswax from here and there and saving it. Also melting and re-making our ornaments too.

Let us know what you end up using and how it goes!
thank you boatbaby for letting me know about being able to reuse beeswax, I honestly had no idea That is such a useful tip. I'll let you know how I get on!

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we definitely re-use ours too. most of it does not evaporate.
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Thanks for the tip, I'm going to look around online and see what i can find in the UK!
I have bought beeswax from here before - http://www.paynesbeefarm.co.uk/store...p-1-c-279.html. They are in West Sussex. HTH!
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I have bought beeswax from here before - http://www.paynesbeefarm.co.uk/store...p-1-c-279.html. They are in West Sussex. HTH!
Thanks so much for that link GranolaMum, I'm going to order some!

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