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Beeswax~Handcrafted, from hive to home
Traditional beeswax chandlery is the alchemy of turning flowers into light. Warm, luxurious illumination that celebrates your home. These beautiful artisanal candles are hand-crafted using only pure, wild Canadian beeswax, filtered through clay and charcoal to ensure quality.
Beeswax is both sustainable and protects biodiversity; a natural, renewable resource, sourced from apiaries throughout British Columbia and Alberta. The color of the wax changes season to season, depending on what flowers are in bloom as the bees gather the pollen. These candles are a treasured gift of aroma, form, and an indulgent, intimate light. Please never leave a flame unattended. It might get lonely.
Maintaining a Traditional Beeswax Candle
- Trim the wick during and after each burn to a quarter of an inch, slightly longer for tapered candles.
- As the candle burns down and after each burn, gently thumb the melted wax inwards, to contain the wax pool.
- Generally, burn each candle one hour for every inch that it is wide.
- To extinguish, smartly press the wick into the wax pool, then straighten the wick and trim to a quarter of an inch. This will not only ensure the absence of smoke but will re-coat the wick for the next lighting.
- Bloom is a whitish patina that will form over time on pure beeswax candles. It is a sign of purity and quality in the wax. This is the natural rising of minerals to the surface, and may be wiped away with a lint-free cloth.
- Keep candle groupings well spaced; too many candles too close will generate too much heat and cause neighbouring candles to melt.
- Bees Wax Works candles are best burned in a draft free environment and on an even fire safe surface, to ensure a dripless candle. A flickering flame may indicate a draft.
- Never put essentials oils into a molten wax pool; use an oil diffuser instead.
- Beeswax has been used as a household aid for centuries; poured into gaps in wooden floors to prevent squeaking, rubbed on draws for an easier glide, drawn onto saw blades to prevent binding and rust, and even on metal zippers. It is also an essential element in the making of pure body balms and cosmetics.
- Never leave a burning candle unattended; keep your burning candle in sight.
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