About my Candles
Pure Beeswax Candles can vary in their colour from year to year, according to the bees’ harvest from differing flowers: A darker brown-green from the honey-dew, gathered in the forest; a lighter lemon-yellow from wildflowers such as salal or fireweed. Sun-gold from dandelion.
The beginning stage of the honey comb is a pale white which, filtered becomes snow-white.
Pure natural beeswax will develop a frosted appearance over time, called “bloom”. Bloom is a natural process created by the cupping of the microscopic beeswax scales on the surface of the candle. This delicate powdery coating is appreciated as an indicator of a pure quality product. If you prefer the shiny appearance, simply wipe your candle with a soft cloth.
Beeswax Candles burn longer than regular paraffin candles.
For best performance:
1. Trim the wick to ½” when necessary.
2. Do not blow the candle out; dip the wick into the hot wax, then straighten it again.
3. Burn larger diameter candles long enough to create a melt pool across the top of the candle.
4. Soft, unmelted wax around the edge of the candle can be moulded in towards the wick to extend the life of the candle, or just left to form a mantle which will create a soft glow.
Beeswax is the purest of all natural waxes. It burns cleaner and produces negative ions while burning. It is non-allergenic and will not produce toxic by-products. Beeswax is recommended by the American Lung Association. Paraffin candles are manufactured from petroleum and a variety of chemicals are used in the processing, resulting in the release of toxic irritants when burned.