Beeswax candles will always have a superior burn to a paraffin, soy or palm wax candle because beeswax has the highest melting point of any wax known to mankind and therefore when a beeswax candle is properly made (and not burned in a breeze), it will not drip everywhere or drown its wick and will always have a more golden flame than a paraffin, soy or palm wax candle (because our wax is not bleached with chemicals)
Natural beeswax is an extraordinary material to work with. It naturally occurs in different colours – ranging from creamy white, bright yellow and dark brown depending on the flowers the bees have been foraging.
Our candles are 100% pure Australian beeswax and pure cotton wick, when burned correctly your candle will not smoke or drip, and our wicks, will not disintegrate or drown in their own wax.
A beeswax candle is also said to be a natural ioniser when it is burning, purifying your air of dust, pollen, odours, toxins, mould and mildew whilst leaving a light, natural honey scent.
Busy little bees
To produce 1 kg of beeswax, a worker bee eats about 16 kgs of honey, flies 240,000 kilometres and visit 33 million flower blossoms! Australian beeswax is reported (by industry sources) to command premium prices on the world market because of its freedom from adulteration and chemical residues.
Beeswax & health benefits (and the science stuff)
Beeswax candles burn smoke free and purify the air when burned. How do they purify the air? Beeswax is a natural ioniser – emitting negative ions when burned.
Other natural ionisers include moving water (oceans, waterfalls, rain etc) and plants. Short of setting up a waterfall or rainforest in your living room, or buying an expensive electric ioniser, burning beeswax candles is the simplest and most effective way of purifying the air that you breathe.
It has been scientifically proven that the only fuel known to mankind to produce a balanced negative ion is pure beeswax… care of Mother Nature. And what is even more astonishing is that a pure beeswax candle burns the dust and toxic fumes drawing them closer to the candle through the force of convection – you will notice that the dustier your environment, the darker the pool of wax around the wick of your candle.
Scientists have proven that anything floating in the air, does so because it is ‘positively charged’ – this includes dusts, pollens, nasty odours, viruses, bacteria, germs and even toxic residues and emissions from household furnishings. Odours remain because they have a positive charge. All of these toxins present a potential health risk as they live in the air you breathe. Beeswax, when burned, emits negative ions which bind with the positive ions, creating a complete molecule, which is heavier than air and thus falls to the ground.
By burning 100% pure beeswax candles a few times a week, and vacuuming a couple of times a week, your home will be cleaner, smell sweeter and the air you breathe will be healthier.
Over time, and especially in colder weather, beeswax naturally produces a ‘bloom’ – which appears as a white film on the wax of your candle. This is a natural occurrence and will not affect the quality of the candle or the way in which it burns – in fact it is another sign that the candle you are burning is 100% beeswax. To get rid of the bloom, either handle your candle with warm hands, or use a hairdryer on a low setting.