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Pure beeswax has a cleaner burn than paraffin, contains no petroleum by-products, and is carbon-neutral. It produces less smoke and drips less than commercial candles, and gives off a sweet wholesome smell—with none of the artificiality of commercially fragranced products.
Burning beeswax helps neutralize pollutants in the air—reducing atmospheric dust, odors, and mold, easing allergy and asthma symptoms. Beeswax has non-allergenic properties that can protect the skin, with subtle anti-inflammatory and antioxidant qualities.
Bee populations have been declining globally, due to increased rates of colony collapse, climate change, and environmental factors. These changes have sparked fear that further loss would leave us without essential pollination. Many of the country's crops would not exist without the honey bee at bloom time.
While beeswax costs more than paraffin petroleum-based candles, they last far longer. Tapers burn for 1 hour per inch in length; a solid one-pound pillar candle can burn for upwards of 100 hours if the wick is well trimmed and the flame kept from drafts, which causes an uneven burn.
Its color, which ranges from pale yellow to rich amber, is determined by the time spent storing honey in the comb, absorbing its hue and scent from pollen, nectar, and propolis (bee resin). Like honey, each batch of wax is determined by the company it keeps (bees visiting sage, lavender, goldenrod, apple, sumac, aster, blueberry, clover...).
Candles and soaps are popular thank-you and hostess gifts, and The honeybee is regarded as a symbol of community and productivity.We customize gift bags and boxes to create elegant collections—just ask.