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.
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.
Ever so slowly we melt the wax. Ahhhh...the aroma is out of this world.
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.
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.
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.
100% Bees wax candles are the opposite, in every way, from Soy and Paraffin candles, and Warmers, i.e.: Scentsy.
HOW DO YOU KNOW IF YOU HAVE A TRUE 100% BEESWAX CANDLES?
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.