These candles are made from 100% beeswax! Nothing nasty added and not cut with soy wax or parrafin. These candles come in a solid glass jar with a gorgeous beehive pattern around the jar. A gold lid finishes the look of this luxurious candle (The jar is 10cm W x 9cm H).
We do not use any fragrances in these candles, they have a lovely sweet and rich natural honey fragrance, both when lit and unlit. Making them 100% natural.
Things to know:
Beeswax is a lot harder than other types of wax. When cooled it may have small cracks on the surface. There is nothing wrong with your candle, it is just a natural occurance. When the candle is re-lit and starts to melt it will fill up again. We have trialed our candles and tweeked the amount of organic unrefined beeswax we use to keep this to a minimum.
Beeswax candles melts at a higher temperature than other candles, so need a special wick. We use special box braided wicks we prepare ourselves to allow for a clean burn. When you blow out your candle, it will smoke more than other candles you may have used, this is due to the wick and the beeswax.
Benefits of Beeswax:
- Beeswax candles are the cleanest, brightest, and longest burning wax.
- Beeswax has a naturally sweet subtle honey fragrance.
- Beeswax candles emit light that is similar to the light spectrum of sunlight.
- Unlike many other candles, burning beeswax actually purifies the air. Beeswax candles emit negative ions which bind with particulate matter in the air, causing the floating particles in the air to drop to the ground. Because of their air cleansing properties, beeswax candles are a great candle option for people with allergies, asthma, sinuses and sensitivities.
What is Beeswax?
Beeswax is such an amazing natural wax. Beeswax is a natural, biodegradable wax produced by honey bees to form the 'comb' - the structure of their nest in which their honey and brood is stored. It is made by worker bees through the consumption of honey produced from the foraged flower nectar and is collected by the bee as a flake on the underside of it's abdomen. It is estimated that for every 75 kilograms of honey, only one kilogram of wax is produced.Beeswax is usually harvested by beekeepers together with honey and is separated in the process of honey extraction. It takes an unfathomable amount of work from bees to create even one kilogram of wax and is becoming a highly valued resource, as it was in ancient times. Due to this the cost of beeswax is a ot higher than other types of wax.