All of our candles are made from 100% pure beeswax.
Beeswax costs about 10 times more than paraffin. It is estimated that the bees must fly 150,000 miles to collect enough nectar to produce six pounds of honey just to secrete one pound of wax. And for every 100 pounds of honey harvested, the beekeeper can only obtain about 1-2 pounds of the beeswax.
Made by industrious honey bees from the nectar of flowers, beeswax has a sweet, natural fragrance all its own. Initially beeswax candles may seem to be more expensive than paraffin candles, yet this is not so. Paraffin wax burns away much quicker than beeswax nullifying any price disparity. In addition the beeswax provides health benefits that are not included with paraffin, tallow or soy candles.
Pure Beeswax is one of nature's perfect products. Prized since ancient times, fragrant beeswax candles burn longer and cleaner than ordinary wax candles. In fact, pure beeswax has the highest melting point of any known wax. Their slow, smokeless flames gives off more light and heat than other waxes and are virtually drip less "if kept away from drafts and fans". Beeswax candles burn with a bright, golden halo while exuding a natural aromatic, honey essence.
Beeswax candles emit negative ions to purify, cleanse, improve air quality, and invigorate the body. They are considered a natural ionizer! Beeswax actually clean the air while burning! This is because burning beeswax creates negative ions, which then capture and neutralize dust, odors, molds, bacteria and other toxins. Many people, especially those who suffer from allergies, find that burning beeswax candles in their bedroom actually cleans the air and helps with respiratory ailments which in turn, provides for a more restful sleep.
Be sure to breathe deeply and notice how clean and fresh the air is in your home after these aromatic candles have been burning for an hour or so. This is especially important at a time when doors or windows are kept shut most of the time to conserve heat. Best of all you are not breathing toxic fumes emitted by other types of candles
Beeswax candles are environmentally friendly, safe, and non-toxic. Beeswax candles burn very clean with little smoke when trimmed properly as they are not oil-based. 100% beeswax candles are natural, undergo no chemical processing and are biodegradable. They burn stronger and brighter. Emit naturally bright light of the same light spectrum as the sun.
Smell great as they are naturally scented by the honey and floral nectar in the honeycomb. In addition they are environmentally friendly as they are completely carbon-neutral.
Have a high melting point (in fact the highest among all known waxes) which results in a significantly longer (2-5 times) burn time and drip very little, if any at all. This offsets their higher cost.
Another good reason to burn beeswax candles – at a time when we need healthy honey bees, using beeswax supports hard working beekeepers. Without the honey bees to pollinate food crops and the beekeepers to care for them our food supply is in trouble!