I try my best to have the cheapest beeswax candles. I know how expensive they normally are!
If you would like more candles than what I have posted on Etsy just let me know what you want and I'll make it for you! I can also set up a special listing for you.
Locals to Ithaca area can pick up to save on shipping charges! Just message me!
Please allow me one day per candle design ordered. These candles are hand poured on my evenings and weekends. :)
Feel free to contact me with any questions!
Always - thanks so much for looking!
• Beeswax is a natural wax produced in the beehive by female worker bees.
• Beeswax is made from flowers nectar and has a beautiful natural honey aroma. Honeybees collect nectar from approximately two million flowers to make one pound of honey, so nectar is collected from 17 million flowers to make 8 1/2 pounds of honey to make one pound of beeswax
• Beeswax becomes yellow & develops it aroma after the incorporation of pollen & pollen oil.
• Over time beeswax can develop a frosty look to it. This is called "Bloom". It is just the natural oils coming out. This is a great sign of high quality beeswax. To remove it just buff off with a soft cloth or run a hairdryer over candle.
• It has a high melting point of 150º. Beeswax burns significantly longer than petroleum-based paraffin candles. Since beeswax has a higher melting point than paraffin, it burns more slowly. Beeswax candles burn more efficiently, and as a result are more economical. Beeswax is a renewable resource.
• Beeswax candles burn brighter, longer, and cleaner than any other candle. The flame emits essentially the same light spectrum as the sun and in the process of burning emits, negative ions that are known to clean the air and invigorate the body. Beeswax is ideal for people with allergies. I have already run into a lot of people who swear by them!
• It is estimated that bees fly 150,000 miles, roughly six times around the earth, to yield one pound of beeswax. :)
• Beeswax was ancient humans' first plastic and for thousands of years had wide variety of uses such as medicinal, candles, sealing, adhesives, wax writing tablets, strengthening rope, painting, sculptures, skin softener, etc.
• Egyptians used beeswax when embalming, for mummification of their pharaohs. The ancient Persians used wax to embalm the dead, while the ancient Romans modeled death masks and life-size effigies from beeswax.
• Beeswax was one of the first ingredients used for making candles; recognized since ancient Roman times & many other civilizations. It became high sought after and was exclusively reserved for the wealthy and the Church.
• Candles of beeswax were used already by the ancient Egyptians, ancient Greece, Rome and in old China. It was introduced in churches since the beginning of Christianity in Europe. Since 4AC it is required by the Roman Catholic Church that only beeswax candle should be used in the church. This law is still valid but no longer 100% beeswax is required.
Burning instructions & tips:
~ Always burn beeswax candles on a plate or in a candle holder.
~ Never leave burning candle unattended.
~ Never burn candle near anything flammable.
~ Keep candles away from children and pets.
~ Keep wicks trimmed to 1/4 inch. It is best to trim wick while it's hot.
~ Avoid drafty rooms. This may cause candle to burn unevenly. Rotate candle occasionally if it does burn unevenly.
~ To remove beeswax from a candle holder: place candle holder in freezer. It should pop right off!
~ To remove beeswax from wood or other hard surfaces: Let beeswax cool completely then pop off. If some still remains, hold a running blow dryer over wax until it melts and wipe off.
~ To remove beeswax from carpet: place paper towels over the spot and run a hot iron over it. The paper towel should soak up the melting wax.
~ To remove bloom just buff off with a soft cloth or run a hairdryer over candle.