Candles consist of a wick and a wax coating.
For the wick, cotton or flax fibres are braided asymmetrically (this makes the wick lean to one side when burning and it does not need to be shortened).
To make a candle yourself you need to follow a few steps:
Melt the beeswax in a deep container on the cooker and remove from the fire
Briefly dip the wick into the liquid wax and leave to cool.
Repeat the process until the candle has the desired thickness.
You can also dip both ends of the wick at the same time to make two candles at once. The candles can then be stored and separated at the wick just before use.
This article was translated from German.