Beeswax Candles – It’s More Than A Trend!
We love using beeswax in our products, especially our candles! Not just because it is a sustainable and ecofriendly product, but because we are passionate about bee preservation and love supporting bee farmers that practice humane and dignified beekeeping. With all the environmental challenges we face, we need to keep this world populated with as many bees as possible!
Our White Light Candle is made with white beeswax, essential oils and crystals! The natural color of beeswax is a golden yellow tone, which is created by pollen mixing in the wax. White beeswax typically undergoes pressure filtration to remove the pollen so that the wax turns a light ivory color.
Beeswax candles are a great substitute for artificially scented paraffin candles because they work to purify the air instead of polluting it. Paraffin, which comes from the sludge at the bottom of crude oil barrels, already contains many toxins, but it is then bleached and treated with chemicals like benzene then further treated with artificial colors and fragrances. Beeswax candles, on the other hand, emit negative ions which bind with particulate matter in the air, causing the floating particles in the air to drop to the ground. Some people say that the negative ions also stimulate the pituitary gland and can increase creativity, intuition, and dream activity.
Beeswax is one of the densest of waxes and has a high melting point. This means that it does not need any hardeners, additives, or chemical treatments to obtain quality. It also emits light that is similar to the light spectrum of sunlight because of the high melting point. Because beeswax is so dense, it lasts longer than most other candles, burns slower, and drips less.
Not only are there environmental benefits, but there are energetic and spiritual qualities of beeswax. Since it is processed minimally and so close to nature, beeswax enhances connection to mother earth and elevates higher consciousness. In candle form, it so powerfully grounding and a catalyst for mystical wisdom that it is greatly used in meditations, rituals, and ceremonies.
DO YOU KNOW HOW BEESWAX IS MADE?
When the bees collect nectar from the flowers, they bring it back to the hive where it becomes either honey or beeswax–the bees have a special wax producing glands on their abdomens. They excrete the wax and other bees chew it to make honeycombs. At the end of the season, after periods of high honey flow, the beehives are ready to harvest. Beekeepers collect the extra honeycomb frames and scrape off the wax cap. Once the caps are removed, there are many ways to manufacture the beeswax depending on the size of the bee farm.
HOW TO SHOP FOR BEESWAX & HONEY
When shopping for beeswax (or honey), look for farmers that allow the bees to act naturally. For example, look for farmers who allow the hive to brood naturally and produce their own queen. Investigate what natural forage is being provided for the bees. Ask how the hives are treated for parasites and illnesses. Check to see whether the hives provided for the bees are made from plastic or a natural material. Find out if the hives are sustainably harvested during a time of year that is best for the bees and make sure the harvest doesn’t strip the hive of too much wax and honey.
Beeswax is a special gift from the bees. We fully acknowledge how precious it is that we are in the process of forming our non-profit organization “Giving Back to the Bees Foundation” where a percentage of all sale proceeds will be going into this foundation. The bees have been giving to us for a millennium. It is time we give back to the bees!
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