ArabesqueCandleCo

Artisanal Beeswax Candles

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Last updated on May 4, 2022

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Amatullah

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About ArabesqueCandleCo

Sales 13
On Etsy since 2021

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  • Amatullah

    Owner, Maker, Curator

    I'm a beekeeper, gardener, candle maker, cloud watcher, lover of all things botanical. I draw on my love of Islamic and vintage design to create pure beeswax candles, that are as beautiful as they are beneficial.

  • Diarra

    Assistant, Customer Service, Dispatcher

    Diarra is my lovely sister who's taking care of orders and customer service for a few months while I am on maternity leave.

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Last updated on May 18, 2022
Frequently asked questions
Why beeswax?

Because we love bees and beeswax. We think the best way to support healthy bees is to support natural beekeepers.
Beeswax is the only genuinely sustainable zero-waste candle wax. It requires no synthetic chemicals to produce or refine, unlike paraffin and soy wax.
It is between 5 and 15 times more expensive than cheaper paraffin and soy waxes, but burns with an unmatched golden glow and emits no harmful or doutbful chemicals when burning.

Where do you source your beeswax?

We get our beeswax from our own hives or a select number of local natural beekeepers who we personally know. All of our beeswax comes from chemical-free apiaries in our local region, within 30km of where we live in the Northern Rivers.

Why are my candles not all the same colour?

Variations in beeswax colour is natural, as the wax is coloured by the pollen & nectar that the bees gather. When we collect our beeswax we remove the honey, without heat, then melt the wax and filter it repeatedly to remove any dust or debris.
We don’t bleach it or change its colour. So your candles’ colour variation is a natural reflection of the flowers and plants that the bees foraged in while creating the wax and storing their bee babies and honey in it.

Why does my candle have a crack in it ater burning?

Beeswax shrinks as it cools. Sometimes beeswax candles with a larger diameter will form a crack as the wax cools and solidifies. This is not a flaw with the candle but simply a reality of burning beeswax, especially if the air around the candle is cool.

To avoid cracks, try to cool the candle slowly in a warm area of your house, but if they do crack, don’t worry! It's unlikely to impact the performance of the candle and will usually fill when you light the candle next.

Wholesale availability

We plan to offer wholesale pricing later in 2021. Please message us to be added to the list, and notified when wholesale purchases are available.

Do you have any candle burning tips?

Yes!
Start by choosing the right candle for the occasion.
Dinner and taper candles can be lit for short periods of time and then extinguished.
Tealight-sized candles should be burnt all in one sitting.
For our bottle candles, we recommend trimming the wick every 1-2 hours in the neck of the bottle, and always allowing the candle to melt right across. Candles have a memory, so extinguishing a pillar or wide diameter candle before it has melted all the way across will result in tunelling, and reduced burn times for the future of the candle.