Greetings! I’m beginning a project to recycle the candle stubs that have been used on the altars of our local churches. I’m planning on recycling them into votive candles that can be used sacramentally, if needs be (such as in a sick kit for Last Rites). I had been told that candles used on altars must be at least 51% beeswax, however, most of the candle stubs I’ve recv’d look like they have no beeswax.
What are the current rules regarding the use of beeswax in altar candles?