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The Making of our 100% Beeswax Candles

A BEE'S BODY SECRETING WAX

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When honey bees are between 12 and 20 days old, they develop eight wax-producing glands in the abdomen of their body. These special glands convert sugar from the honey into a waxy substance and secrete it forming what looks like scales on the bee’s bottom side. These small scales of wax are then collected by the other bees and chewed then used to build or repair the honey comb.     

BROKEN UP BEESWAX

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Bee logic: It has been estimated that a bee must fly 150,000 miles to collect enough nectar to produce 6 pounds of honey. 

And, it takes 6 pounds of honey to make 1 pound of wax. 

And, it takes 1 pound of bees wax to store 22 pounds of honey.

MELTING BEESWAX

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Ever so slowly we melt the wax. Ahhhh...the aroma is out of this world.

A MOLD AND IT'S CANDLE

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We use silicon molds like the yellow one shown. It takes on average 3 hours for the candles to fully set up (harden) in the mold before we can remove them. 

222 CANDLES HARDENING

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These are the result of a long day's work. Two of us, for 19 hours to be exact. Troy has figured out how to "bounce" the candles out of the molds before they are fully set up. That's why they are different shades of gold. The darker the candle, the cooler the wax. And, they are already claimed for delivery. The next day... we start again. 

NATURE'S NATURAL BEAUTY

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It is said "Bees transform the light from the sun into wax, and when people burn candles made from bees wax they free the light." While burning a 100% bees wax candle, it's golden flame glows with the same energy and spectrum of light as the sun. Soy and Paraffin candles DO NOT do this.

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Relax and Enjoy the clean air

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100% BEESWAX CANDLES

100% Bees wax candles are the opposite, in every way, from Soy and Paraffin candles, and Warmers, i.e.: Scentsy.


IMPORTANT FACTS:

  • Non-toxic, non-carcinogenic, solvent free
  • Unaltered, renewable, biodegradable resource
  • Natural sweet honey aroma, no added aromas that are, or will turn, toxic when exposed to the heat of the candle's flame
  • Truly cleans the air via the candle releasing negative ions when it is burned; which can effectively help eliminate or greatly reduce symptoms of asthma, allergies, and hay fever. 
  • Burns, on average, 3 - 6 times longer than soy or paraffin candles
  • 100% organic cotton wick, no lead
  • A 100% bees wax candle's hotter golden flame has proven to calm humans and animals
  • Does not contain any additives, let alone hazardous ones such as naphtha or naphthalene
  • Can stand on it's own as a candle, allowing pillars, tappers and ornamental shapes to be made 
  • It's high melting point allows it to be shipped in all weather conditions (it won't melt in summer heat).

HOW DO YOU KNOW IF YOU HAVE A TRUE 100% BEESWAX CANDLES?

  • It must be labeled as 100% Beeswax. Not just beeswax or pure beeswax
  • It will not burn properly if containerized or put into a container 
  • A natural "bloom", or thin white film, will form on the surface of the 100% Beeswax Candle which can be polished off

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SOY CANDLES

IMPORTANT FACTS:

  • Soy products are commonly made from bleached and hydrogenated GMO soy plants. Purchase encourages continued use of GMOs, dangerous to our environment
  • Soy wax candles often develop bumps and/or lesions while burning
  • Soy wax contains preservatives (so as not to go rancid), additives and hardeners that turn toxic when exposed to the heat of the candle's flame
  • Toxic pesticides used on soy crops are released when the candle is burned

PARAFFIN CANDLES

IMPORTANT FACTS:

  • Paraffin is a by-product that comes from the bottom of the bucket of fossil fuels
  • Toxins released are equivalent to breathing auto exhaust fumes and the carcinogens released are equivalent as two chain smokers in the room with you
  • When burned paraffin candles create highly toxic benzene and toluene, both known carcinogens. Other carcinogens released are equivalent as two chain smokers in the room with you. Other toxins released from paraffin candles are the same as those found in diesel fuel fumes. 
  • Create large amounts of black sticky soot that sticks to everything; home decor and your lungs!
  • Paraffin is bleached and dyed with toxic colorants 

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Please Note

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IS ESSENTIAL OIL TOXIC?

Even the purest of essential oil, natural oils, and of course, ​man-made aromas will become toxic once heat hits them. And, yes, this does includes Young Living and doTERRA essential oils right on through to Scentsy and Glade products. We have spoken with  both Young Living and doTERRA's company scientists. And they stated their essential oils will turn toxic ​once heat hits them.  Mind you, if you diffuse oils to always use a cold steam diffuser. 

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