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I used to make & sell candles (still make them for myself when the need arises). A few things I will say to those of you wanting to make your own:
1. Beeswax absorbs color. It takes almost 5x the dye to get the same color as for paraffin or other waxes. Even more if you're using natural dyes.
2. Pure soy wax liquifies. Therefore, it's only good for container candles.
3. The argument against paraffin candles isn't that burning them is toxic (unless you're burning one as big as your car), it's that paraffin is a by-product of refining oil. If you're wanting to go green & don't want to support the oil industry...
4. There are other vegetable waxes out there, mostly from palm oil. This is a softer wax than paraffin or beeswax but is still moldable. One downside to vegetable wax is that it melts faster so your candle isn't going to burn as long. I use a blend of vegetable & beeswax.