Did you know beeswax candles are believed to purify the air in your home?! Beeswax produces negative ions when burned. These negative ions attach to positive ions like dust, pollen, mold, odor, & toxins floating in the air and in this process cleans the air.
Many candles these days are made of paraffin wax, which create benzene and toluene when burned (both known carcinogens, and found in diesel fuel fumes). Soy candles are a healthier alternative yet still contain fragrances and dyes which can have phthalates and other endocrine disruptors (which mess with our hormones). On top of that, 30% of candles have wicks that contain lead causing heavy metals to become airborne in your home.
While soy candles are a better option that paraffin, they are not environmentally friendly, typically bleached, and usually derived from gmo’d and heavily pesticided soy. Since there isn’t regulation in labelling, most soy candles actually still have paraffin mixed in.
Our 100% organic beeswax candles are free from toxins, phthalates, parabens, lead, soy, paraffin, synthetic fragrances, petroleum, & dyes.
Beeswax candles are more dense and burn slower, which means they last longer than normal candles. This 8oz candle will give you
55 hours of burn time! The flame is dimmer but a warmer color.
Organic Coconut Oil
Sweet Brazalian Orange EO
(Beeswax does not hold scent well compared to other waxes. I have added essential oil blend but it was very subtle bc beeswax doesnt hold scent as well. Beeswax has its own scent of honey and earthy tones but is also very subtle. These candles are for ambiance and purifying the air more so than for scent! Diffusing oils is your best option if wanting fragrance.)
Tips for burning beeswax candles:
- Light candle at the base of the wick, melting the wax underneath. Beeswax is more dense, and slow burning need more help to burn initially.
- The first time you burn your candle is called the memory burn. Allow the wax pool to reach the edge of the candle before you blow it out (it can take several hours). This will allow the candle to consume all the wax and not burn a hold down the middle. When you extinguish your candle, you can push the wax on the sides into the pool so it can be used in the next session.
- Trim your wick to ~1/4″ before each burn to keep it burning beautifully.
- Use a metal tool to straighten curled or tilted wicks to the opposite direction to correct uneven burning. Extinguish candle by pushing wicks into melted wax pool with a metal tool preventing afterglow and smoke
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