Beer Candle Making Process
Our candle making process using glass bottles is quite simple and some would say, quite fun. All of our candles are made from recycled beer bottles (as well as cans), locally sourced soy wax, and natural fragrances for the perfect gift any dude would love. Here is our process to making our mandles, aka “manly candles”!
1 – Gather Empty Beer Bottles
We first start by gathering some beer bottles. Since we are not fans of being wasteful, every drop of beer is fully enjoyed. Yup! We enjoy all the frothy goodness before making something you can enjoy in your home!
When we are drinking, we are working!
2 – Cut the Tops Off
Once we have a good amount of beer down, our empty bottles will need to be cut to size. Since it is never a good idea to drink and use any kind of power tool or handle sharp edges, we take a break between steps 1 and 2.
3 – Sand and Polish the Edges
Next, we ensure that every bottle is free from all sharp edges. We do this by sanding down each individual bottle followed by a nice polishing to give the rim a smooth enough edge you can drink from it.
4 – Wash Bottles
Not everyone wants a beer scented candle, although it is totally an option here! We ensure each bottle is thoroughly washed and rinsed after being cut to size and polished to ensure you get a clean burn and the perfect fragrance.
5 – Melt the Wax
Melting the soy wax is our next step. Since this takes quite a bit of time, we can enjoy some more beer to empty more bottles!
6 – Mix Fragrances
We have over 40 different fragrances to choose from in some of the manliest scents around. While we are enjoying some beers and waiting on the wax to melt, we mix up different batches of these amazing fragrances so they are ready to go.
7 – Pour the Wax
Once the wax has reached the appropriate temperature, the fragrance is added in. With the bottles ready to go with their wicks in place, we pour in the wax.
8 – Let Curing Begin
At this point, the candles need time to cool and fully solidify. To celebrate all the candles we made, we drink a few more beers.
9 – Sell!
The final step is getting these amazing mandles from us to you. They make wonderful gifts for fathers, grandfathers, brothers, uncles, or that one guy at work who always helps you out.