PeaceBlossomCandles

Pure Beeswax Candles & Honey from the Beekeeper's Wife!

Oregon, United States · 6579 Sales

PeaceBlossomCandles

Pure Beeswax Candles & Honey from the Beekeeper's Wife!

Oregon, United States 6579 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(2376)
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Angelika

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Announcement   ♥ ♥ ♥ Organic Handmade Pure Beeswax Candles! ♥ ♥ ♥

Buy directly from the Beekeeper! PeaceBlossom Candles. The original shaped Oregon beeswax candles directly from the beekeeper! Our golden wax comes from hardworking Oregon bees. All of our candles are non-toxic, dye-free (except where clearly noted) and unscented.

♥ ♥ ♥ GO TO THE SHOP POLICIES TAB TO LEARN ALL ABOUT BEESWAX! ♥ ♥ ♥

♥ ♥ ♥They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, but why not buy THE FIRST AND ORIGINAL? We offer one of the largest selections on the Web: Beeswax Tapers, Votives, Pillars, Artistic Molded Shaped Candles, craft beeswax and MORE. We also have delicious homegrown RAW honey that we gather from our own bees. It's the yummiest honey on the planet!♥ ♥ ♥

♥ ♥ ♥ THANK YOU!!! for helping me to reach six thousand-however-many+ sales. I mean, wow, what can I say?! And the reviews, well, if I want to brighten my day, I read those. You guys are awesome! I am so grateful for your support and your wonderful repeat business. ♥ ♥ ♥

Now we can list multiples of the same item (thank you, Etsy!) but remember that more than the listed quantities are always available! Want to buy in quantity? Convo me for a special listing including combined shipping.

Shipping charges shown are ESTIMATES. I am always tinkering with the shipping costs, trying to make them more accurate, but in the meanwhile if they seem too high, especially when you buy a lot, never fear, any shipping overages will be promptly refunded. I never make a profit on postage!

♥♥ Custom Orders Welcomed! We ship WORLDWIDE!!♥♥

♥ ♥ ♥ Interested in wholesale? Email me at peaceblossomcandles [!at] gmail.com
to request a line sheet ♥ ♥ ♥

My other account is OregonBeeStore :-)

Announcement
Last updated on Apr 13, 2016

♥ ♥ ♥ Organic Handmade Pure Beeswax Candles! ♥ ♥ ♥

Buy directly from the Beekeeper! PeaceBlossom Candles. The original shaped Oregon beeswax candles directly from the beekeeper! Our golden wax comes from hardworking Oregon bees. All of our candles are non-toxic, dye-free (except where clearly noted) and unscented.

♥ ♥ ♥ GO TO THE SHOP POLICIES TAB TO LEARN ALL ABOUT BEESWAX! ♥ ♥ ♥

♥ ♥ ♥They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, but why not buy THE FIRST AND ORIGINAL? We offer one of the largest selections on the Web: Beeswax Tapers, Votives, Pillars, Artistic Molded Shaped Candles, craft beeswax and MORE. We also have delicious homegrown RAW honey that we gather from our own bees. It's the yummiest honey on the planet!♥ ♥ ♥

♥ ♥ ♥ THANK YOU!!! for helping me to reach six thousand-however-many+ sales. I mean, wow, what can I say?! And the reviews, well, if I want to brighten my day, I read those. You guys are awesome! I am so grateful for your support and your wonderful repeat business. ♥ ♥ ♥

Now we can list multiples of the same item (thank you, Etsy!) but remember that more than the listed quantities are always available! Want to buy in quantity? Convo me for a special listing including combined shipping.

Shipping charges shown are ESTIMATES. I am always tinkering with the shipping costs, trying to make them more accurate, but in the meanwhile if they seem too high, especially when you buy a lot, never fear, any shipping overages will be promptly refunded. I never make a profit on postage!

♥♥ Custom Orders Welcomed! We ship WORLDWIDE!!♥♥

♥ ♥ ♥ Interested in wholesale? Email me at peaceblossomcandles [!at] gmail.com
to request a line sheet ♥ ♥ ♥

My other account is OregonBeeStore :-)

Angelika

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Angelika

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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(2376)
mdzemil

mdzemil on Jun 28, 2016

4 out of 5 stars

Perfect size. I received it a day or two early. One candle was a little dented but no issue.

David Cruz

David Cruz on Jun 27, 2016

4 out of 5 stars

Pricey but unique, wish prices were lower for these candles

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Pinecones are so sweet and appropriate for the season. Why not decorate your table with some natural beauty in pure beeswax?

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About

How the City Girl became the Beekeeper's Wife

Hey there, my name is Angelika! I make the lovely Oregon beeswax candles you see in my shop.

Beeswax has an enduring quality that people of all nations, cultures and backgrounds love and appreciate. My candles have been part of so many important moments in people's lives. From birthing ceremonies to remembering a departed loved one, I constantly hear touching stories of how my candles have enriched someone's life, marked a special day or provided the warmth and the light that got them through a rough patch.

What a privilege and an honor! But of course I give all the credit to the humble, busy bees that provide me with my most favorite and treasured raw material, the fragrant beeswax!

So how did all this start?

My background is in Architecture, construction and project management. I'd always lived in the big city, raised in Los Angeles and figured I'd be a confirmed single woman.

In 1993, I moved first from Southern California, where I had spent my whole life, to Cincinnati, then to Southern Oregon. What a culture shock and a whirlwind! After only 2 years in Oregon, I met and married my husband. We were married 3 months after we met. The confirmed city girl/bachelorette got hitched and moved onto a farm, with a lifelong beekeeper for a husband.

When I first met Mike and he told me he kept bees, I never heard of such a profession but it seemed mighty interesting. I drove with him a couple times on day trips to pick up equipment and whatnot, but I found out most of the driving is at night because the bees have to be at home in their box when you move them. A commercial beekeeper is in large part a truck driver. Who knew...

A year after we were married, I was laid off from my construction/project management job so I started helping with the bee business. I was good experience but not really my cup of tea. I know enough about the bees to be dangerous, I like to say. I can help newbies get get up with a new hive and equipment and answer most common questions... but the tough stuff, that gets referred to my expert hubby!

Since I wasn't going to be working the bees (and because I was pregnant with our first child and my bee suit wouldn't zip closed anymore) and for something to do, I thought I'd give the local Grower's Market a try and sell honey there. At that time, we were only selling honey from a little self-service stand at our house and we didn't have a label to speak of.

My in-laws had been selling honey from the place for 40 years at that time, so people knew us, but a little modern marketing never hurt! After sales started improving we designed a pretty new label for the honey featuring the view of beautiful Mount McLaughlin that we see from our farm. We started trying to make more and more varietal honeys to give our customers a choice. Now we can offer anywhere from 3 to upwards of half a dozen types, depending on the time of year.

I'd always made a few candles over the years, more as a hobby than anything else, bee-cause when you extract honey, you get a lot of wax cappings, as a by-product. So what to do with it all? In late 2006-early 2007, I decided to try really getting into the candle business and building up my assortment. I purchased some molds but more than that I learned to make custom molds so I can pretty much make a candle out of anything I want.

It's gotten to be quite an obsession with me! I think of almost everything I see now in terms of whether it would make a good candle. We even came back from our trip to Thailand in 2013-2014 with our luggage stuffed full of figurines and sculptures with which to make candles. I guess it's a bit of a sickness, but a good one to have!

My goal is to have the largest assortment of beeswax candles on the web.

In addition to the bees, the honey and the candles, we farm a small, 7-acre organic property in Eagle Point, Oregon. Our delicious strawberries and other produce can be found at all the local Grower's Markets in Southern Oregon. From March to November, we attend 3 Grower's markets a week and 4 a week from May to October.

Then there are craft and Holiday fairs, and a growing portion of online sales on our own sites and right here on Etsy! I am always amazed by how far-and-wide my bee-based treasures go... we have sent candles literally all around the globe - to the Arctic, the Tropics and everywhere in between.

And as if that wasn't enough to keep us busy, in 2012, we opened the Oregon Bee Store, a bee-themed farm stand and store, right here on our property! There we also sell my beautiful PeaceBlossom beeswax candles, the honeys we make and yummy local and organic produce in-season.

We want to do everything we can to make our family farm continue to grow and flourish. We hope you enjoy our products -- they are made with lots of love and care.

Cheers to all those who support us all year round, round the world...we really appreciate you!

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    Owner, Maker, Designer, Owns This One-woman Show!

    Makes the candles, runs the farm, watches the store, sells at the Farmer's Market, raises the kids, packs the orders.... Phew!! I get tired just thinking of it all!

Shop policies

Last updated on February 5, 2016
Welcome to Peaceblossom Candle Studio! We specialize in pure beeswax candles. We are beekeepers! Our honeybees are kept with love.

Take a look at our beautiful pure beeswax candles. Each one is poured with love by hand. We have been in business in beautiful Southern Oregon since 1966, and we pride ourselves on providing our customers with the best-quality products and personal service. We take pride in hand-creating our products, and hope that you'll find something in our shop that you like.

We also can create custom orders; email and let us know what you want. We look forward to doing business with you!

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All About Our Candles:

Our candles are all 100% beeswax -- even the white color wax is pure, albeit much more refined. We use our own wax and also purchase from local Oregon beekeepers when our own stock runs low.

Everything that goes into our candles is pure and non irritating. Great for allergy sufferers, sensitive noses, households with babies or other sensitive individuals.

All our wick is 100% unbleached cotton braid. No paper, no zinc, no weird components in the wicks. Also no irritating added scents. The smell of our candles is so sweet and comforting and the best part is it's all natural!!

Know what you are buying!! Because of lax labeling laws and consistent lobbying by chemical candle companies, a candle may be labeled "beeswax" even if it contains as little as 10% beeswax, the balance probably being paraffin! Also be suspicious of labels simply stating "natural". If the label doesn't say "100% beeswax" or "pure beeswax", it almost certainly is NOT.

Paraffin is a hydrocarbon (that is, it's made from oil), therefore when you burn a paraffin candle you are scattering the hydrocarbons in the air which you are breathing, contributing to indoor air pollution. According to Jeffrey May in his book, My House is Killing Me!, a paraffin jar candle burning in a home for as little as 60 hours will generate so much soot the room will have to be repainted (!).

Conversely, beeswax actually produces negative ions in the air, such as occur after a thunderstorm, or at the seashore. This is healthy for the human body. Compare the flame of a paraffin candle and one of PURE BEESWAX as they burn. Often the flames of synthetic candles are very jumpy and unsteady. But note how steady and calming the beeswax candle's flame is.

FREQUENTLY ASKED CANDLE QUESTIONS:

Q. Why choose real Beeswax?

A. So many Reasons!

* Health. Burning 100% pure beeswax is good for you and your home! No scents have been used nor are there any chemicals, paper or metals in the wicks. Therefore our candles are ideal for those with allergies and/or multiple chemical sensitivity. Paraffin is a wax derived from oil, therefore when you burn this in you home you are volitalizing hydrocarbons which you breathe and which contribute to indoor air pollution. Conversely, beeswax, when burned, actually creates negative ions in the air. This is healthful.

* Aesthetic. The flame of a beeswax candle is so soothing and serene -- nothing like the "jumpy" flame produced by synthetics. Try it for yourself. And the natural scent is...well, there's nothing like it. So wonderful! Just like honey! (Note: the natural beeswax has a much more distinctive and stronger aroma than the white.)

* Social. By supporting small family beekeepers, you are keeping money in the United States' rural areas, not exporting jobs to other countries, or giving business to often ethically questionable large corporations.

* Environmental. Beeswax is renewable and not made from oil. No toxic wastes are produced, either in production, or in burning.

Q. How is it that you can offer both natural-colored and white beeswax? Why the difference in the color?

A. The natural beeswax, our own or purchased from local beekeepers, is melted from the "cappings" or by-product wax of the honey extraction process. As much honey as is possible is removed. The mixture of wax and honey is then heated. The wax rises to the top and the remaining honey is drained off. The beeswax is filtered to remove foreign objects. At this point, the color may range from light lemon yellow to ochre to brown. The difference in color is primarily due to how light the wax was in the comb that the honey was extracted from.

The white wax is more highly refined. The bleaching method to obtain our White Beeswax is NOT chemical, but it is a PHYSICAL method. The natural beeswax is warmed up to 100 °C and melted. Decoloration earth and coal (carbon) are added then it is filtered through a < 5 micron filter for a few times to obtain the total elimination of the coal particles. The end result is a nice white product that is still pure beeswax and chemical-free.

Q. How do your candles burn?

A. We spend a great deal of time test-burning new candles, determining which wick to use to ensure your candles will burn correctly. All pillars, tapers and votives will burn very well with a minimum of dripping. Novelty candles (i.e., shapes) will drip!! We have fitted them with the best wicks to minimize this but there is nothing that can be done to prevent it so enjoy them as they burn!!!

To avoid damaging your surfaces always use a suitable dish or holder under ANY candle and NEVER leave a burning candle unattended.

Q. Will my candle melt at the house?

A. Nope... if you are comfortable at home, your candle will be, too. The melt point of beeswax is about 140-150 degrees F, not much different than that of paraffin or other waxes.

Q. After a while, my candle has a whitish powdery discoloration on it. What is this?

A. Never fear, this means you certainly have a pure beeswax candle. This whitish "bloom" is caused be certain oils in the wax migrating to the surface under cold conditions, and is harmless. Keeping your candle at room temperature will usually avoid this. To remove, just wipe the surface of the candle with a soft cloth, or gently wave a hair dryer over the surface. The heat of the dryer will remove the bloom. Be sure to keep the dryer moving so that you don't melt the wax!

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
We offer Etsy direct checkout and Paypal, although you may pay with a money order made out to Wild Bee Honey Farm. We understand that stuff happens, so if there are unforeseen circumstances, let me know and we will do our best to work with you.

Please drop us an e-mail to notify us if are sending a Money Order so we can prepare the item for shipping. Your items will be sent immediately upon receipt of the money order.
Shipping
NOTE: Many customers get sticker shock (understandably!) when seeing our shipping rates. The US Postal Service has raised the shipping rates (again) in January of 2016. It has gotten really high and can really add up if you buy many items. I cannot anticipate every permutation of things in a box, so you might very well pay more (initially) in shipping than the true cost. Don't fret, read on!

Let me assure you I don't make up these shipping rates and I DON'T make a profit on shipping, so if you pay more than the true cost I REFUND THE OVERAGE (as below) AT THE TIME OF SHIPPING. If you have any questions, I would be happy to explain our shipping policies, just send me a convo!

Remember that small sellers like me can't offer "Free" shipping - there's really no such thing. I don't run my own shipping company (like some big online sellers out there) and I can't bury the cost of shipping in relatively inexpensive items like candles.

We offer USPS First Class, Priority Mail, Parcel Post and 1st Class International Service. You always get the "most for the least." I try to provide the best and fastest service, for your location, the weight of what you bought, and what you paid.

Domestic Customers:

I will always:

1. Give you the best shipping service I can for the amount paid and;

2. Refund any shipping overcharges over $1.00

International Customers:

1. Your shipping rates are based upon 1st Class International service. Priority Mail Service overseas is CONSIDERABLY more expensive than 1st Class, so if you desire Priority please convo me at the time you order and I will bill you for the difference.

2. I will refund any shipping overcharges over $2.00

Note: Insurance is optional.
Refunds and Exchanges
We want you to be delighted with everything you purchase from us! If you're not, we will do everything we can to make it right. You may return unused product within 7 days for a full refund or exchange (minus shipping). Please contact us before returning items! Thank you.
Additional policies and FAQs
Order lead times: Many of our items are in stock and we can ship immediately; however during peak times we may be temporarily out of something and have to make or pour the item after you order it. There is generally no longer than a 2-3 business day turnaround time before shipping takes place. If you are in a hurry, please e-mail us before you order to determine if you will be able to receive your items in time.

Special orders such as large bulk orders, wholesale orders or special occasions (weddings, etc.), please allow at least 4 weeks. Please note Parcel Post shipping to the East Coast may take a week or more from Oregon.

Please do not copy my items for re-sale!!