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DIY Beeswax Anise Fall Candles

Fall is in the air! No, literally, because these DIY beeswax anise fall candles really get you in the fall mood even when it is still 29 degrees Celsius out and bright and sunny, haha. They smell so good you guys, believe me you will have your whole house smell like fall in minutes with these. That, if you like anise! But you can add which ever essential oil you like, so that is great isn´t it!?

Why beeswax? Because it is environmentally friendly, non toxic or allergenic, and it has a slight honey scent that is just so good!


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DIY Beeswax Anise Fall Candles

You will need:

solid beeswax 

beeswax wicks

jars or coconut shells

essential oil of your choice, I used anise

big jar and bain-marie for melting the wax


diy beeswax anis fall candles kreativk.net



diy beeswax anise fall candle kreativk.net


Break the beeswax into small chunks and put them into a big jar.

1.  Heat them in a bain marie over low heat. This will take some time, approx. 20-30 minutes until it is all melted.

2. In the meantime, prepare your jars or coconut shells and stick the wick to the bottom. If you have a beeswax wick you can just bend it and it sticks by itself if you press it down a bit. Wrap the other end of the wick around a spoon, or small stick, what ever will keep it from moving once you pour in the wax.


diy beeswax anis fall candles kreativk.net


3 & 4. When the wax is finally melted, add your essential oil of choice. The beeswax already has a lovely scent and mixed with anise it is heavenly! Pour it into your coconut shells or jars and make sure the wick stays centered.

Now to wait until it is all solid and then cut the wicks and burn these babies!


diy beeswax anise fall candles kreativk.net



diy beeswax anise fall candles kreativk.net



diy beeswax anise fall candles kreativk.net



diy beeswax anise fall candles kreativk.net



diy beeswax anise fall candles kreativk.net



diy beeswax anise fall candles kreativk.net



Please pin this, Thank you!

diy beeswax anise fall candles kreativk.net


I´m planning on making some more candles for the holiday time, but next time using soy wax and different scents. I think they´d make a great gift adding some cute tags and labels.

If you want to use your beeswax for something else, then check out my friend Mary´s blog. She has a wonderful recipe that she shares here.

Have you ever made your own candles??

Wishing you a lovely day, Thank you for stopping by!


Another fun Fall recipe here:


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  • Denise
    13/09/2017 at 04:45

    I can only imagine the amazing aroma from this candle. Thanks for sharing this with us at the Waste Not Wednesday link Party. Looking forward to seeing you back this week.

    • Katrin
      14/09/2017 at 07:08

      Thank you Denise!

  • Sam @ Raggedy Bits
    13/09/2017 at 03:14

    Oh, my goodness Katrin!! These look so yummy!! I wish my screen was scratch and sniff!! Will just have to try making some instead!!

    • Katrin
      14/09/2017 at 07:08

      Thank you so much Sam!! 🙂

  • Amber Harrop
    11/09/2017 at 20:24

    I bet these smell incredible Katrin and I now know what to do with the coconut halves I have been saving

  • FLORENCE @ VintageSouthernPicks
    11/09/2017 at 20:06

    Anise, anise…is that like licorice? I can’t place it, though I’ve heard of it. I absolutely love the candles in the coconut shells! I’ve made candles one other time, but it’s been a while, so I’m glad for a refresher. This is a lovely project!

    • Katrin
      11/09/2017 at 22:35

      Yes, it does remind me a bit of licorice Florence, I think it is very similar. Thank you for the visit 🙂

  • Keri
    09/09/2017 at 01:19

    Katrin, I can just imagine these smelling so amazing!! I like the idea of using a coconut shell for a candle base. This is a great way to make your own candles. Thanks for sharing the how to!!

    • Katrin
      10/09/2017 at 08:46

      They do Keri, Anise has a very lovely scent and it is so easy to make candles, I´d like to try it with soy wax next!

  • Marie
    06/09/2017 at 15:37

    Oh my, I can only imagine the smell of the beeswax and anise combination and it sounds delightful! I love your idea of making the candles in coconut shells too. Pinned

    • Katrin
      08/09/2017 at 20:00

      It does, Marie, I just love anise this time of year. Thanks so much!

  • Julia - Vintage with Laces
    06/09/2017 at 07:12

    They must smell just heavenly, Katrin. I love the idea of using coconut shells. That looks so very pretty! I’d probably have to order the wicks because I’ve never seen any candle making supplies here. Bees wax shouldn’t be a problem though. We have a lot of bee keepers.

    • Katrin
      08/09/2017 at 19:59

      It does smell pretty good Julia. The coconut shells look great for the season I think…

  • Ellen
    05/09/2017 at 02:58

    This is kreative with a capital “K”! I have beeswax candles, but not homemade. This easy to follow tutorial with photos will provide a successful candle making adventure for me. Thank-you!

    • Katrin
      05/09/2017 at 07:37

      haha, Thank you so much 🙂 Have fun making some, it´s nice to be able to pick the scents and mix up your own!

  • Tanya Derrey Bingham
    04/09/2017 at 18:09

    I need to try this!!! Your picturea as usual are gorgeous:)

    • Katrin
      05/09/2017 at 07:34

      Aw, thanks Tanya, you´re sweet 🙂

  • Marjan Hoebeke-Paff
    04/09/2017 at 14:10

    As a teen I made candles from wax-leftovers. That’s ages ago – haven’t made candles ever since. But looking at the coconut-shell-candles of yours, with that warm glow, I might be tempted to look around where I can purchase beeswax…

    • Katrin
      04/09/2017 at 17:34

      I´m sure you´ll get it in Health stores?? drogerien maybe or like the green-stores, I forgot how they´re called, I really have Wortfindungsstoerungen, lol!

  • Michelle
    04/09/2017 at 13:31

    Yup, Mary is right. I think I can smell them here in S Africa too Katrin. We have lots of beeswax at home that we get from a bee farmer friend of ours so your anise candles are now officially on my to do list 😉 They look so lovely in those shells

    • Katrin
      04/09/2017 at 17:33

      Oh good for you Michelle, beeswax is so much fun, I made some of Mary´s furniture wax from the rest. Love it!

  • Mary
    04/09/2017 at 09:32

    I can smell it all the way over here. Mmmmm… You know I may have a little beeswax left over. I definitely need to try this , get rid of all that summer salty smell.

    • Katrin
      04/09/2017 at 17:32

      haha, yes, a little bit of Fall in the air won´t hurt right?