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Our candles are all cotton-wicked, 100% pure, highly filtered beeswax, that has been "filter polished" (not bleached) to its natural, creamy white color. The "natural" brownish beeswax color that we offer (and that most other beeswax chandlers offer) is wax that has not been filtered to such high purity and still retains bits of pollen, honey or other residues.
Beeswax candles offer many advantages over commercially produced paraffin candles:
- Beeswax candles provide a pure and clean-burning flame that produces very little smoke. Our candles contain no paraffin, benzene, acrolyn, lead, stearic acid, or any other chemicals. As a result no toxic petrochemical by-products are released during the burning of beeswax candles.
- Many candle manufactures use synthetic fragrance oils that contribute to black soot deposition. Our beeswax candles emit a subtle and natural honey aroma without any added fragrance.
- We use only cotton and natural plant fiber wicks in our candles. Many commercial candle manufacturers are using metal-cored wicks; some of these wicks contain lead contributing to unhealthy indoor air quality.
- Beeswax burns significantly longer than petroleum-based paraffin candles. Since beeswax has a higher melting point than paraffin, it burns more slowly. Beeswax candles burn more efficiently, and as a result are more economical.
- Beeswax tapers are virtually drip-less when placed away from drafts.
Throughout history, beeswax has been used in art, religious ceremonies, as a cloth preserver and in healing ointments. Today it is used in candles, cosmetics, salves, waterproofing, tool maintenance, furniture preservation, and carpentry. Please see our beeswax recipes page to find many uses for the beeswax you may have left after you've finished burning your candles.
- Beeswax candles create a brighter flame than other candles and produce a warm honey glow.
A word about bloom…
Over time, beeswax will develop a layer of bloom (a frosty surface residue) on its exterior. This is natural and is to be expected, especially during storage. Bloom is the sign of a high-quality, pure beeswax candle. If you prefer to refresh your bloomed candles before use, simply rub the bloom off with a dry cloth (nylon stockings work best) or use a warm hair dryer to remove it. For more information on bloom please see our FAQ’s page.