Beeswax comes by its golden yellow color and sweet aroma naturally, from the pollen and propolis the honeybees mix with the wax, in this case from the northern Michigan wildflowers the bees visit to collect nectar. Candles are made with cotton wicks and all product is hand-poured at my kitchen table.
With each order you will receive info on beeswax and Pea Pickle Farm.
If you wish to order in quantity any one item in the shop or multiple items, I encourage you to contact me. You can do that by clicking on "Custom Order" below the pictures. I will set up one listing that includes all items you wish to order. This saves me money, and I'll pass those savings on to you by deducting 20 cents from the price of each item.
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Please note that natural beeswax changes color over time as the pollen and propolis in the wax interact with your environment. The wax I use starts out a fairly golden yellow, but you should expect a gradual lightening in color. All product sold on Etsy is recently made, therefore usually more toward the yellow side of things. Your beeswax candle should also develop bloom, the same dusting of soft white that you often find on blueberries. Bloom can be washed off or left as is. Beeswax is non-toxic, easily washed in warm water, and non-deteriorating. It’s melting point is 150 degrees F. As it burns, the natural scent of wildflowers and honey is intensified and released.
I buy beeswax in bulk from a northern Michigan apiary, melt it, filter it, and make all product at my home in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. I use only cappings wax, the wax beekeepers must remove from the honeycomb to harvest the honey. Cappings wax is traditionally lighter in color and cleaner than foundation wax.
*** ON CANDLE BURNING ***
> Attend to your candle.
> Keep it out of drafts.
> Maintain the wick at about 1/4 inch.
> Prepare for drips.
> Burn until wax pool reaches the rim, rest, repeat.
Know that many factors affect how a candle burns. In general, beeswax is a clean and slow burning wax with a bright flame. It has been used for candles and many other purposes for thousands of years, cherished for its performance as well as its aesthetic qualities.
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From honeybee to beekeeper to me to you. Enjoy!