At least to me they are!.
They burn clean; unlike paraffin they do not contain any additives or synthetic chemicals. Cheap paraffin candles leave behind black soot from smoke as they are burned. The soot can damage furniture and irritate sensitive people. If the wick is the wrong size, wrong type or off center the candle will burn unevenly and liquid wax will drip and pool around the candle, potentially damaging its surroundings or even causing burns.
I love the even burn and the have and the slight honey smell they put off.
Beeswax is one of the oldest sources of artificial light and today is still the most natural candle material. The lovely fresh scent, a long burn time and the natural origins of beeswax make it the preferred candle for many types of people from the Catholic Church to environmentalists.
Beeswax is literally created by honeybees from honey which is made from flower nectar. High quality beeswax candles are made from the melted and filtered caps that seal the honeycomb and the honeycomb itself. The wax is produced by worker bees from glands on the ventral side of the abdomen. It is clear when produced but stained yellow from contact with pollen and honey. Honeybees consume 6-8 pounds of honey to produce one pound of beeswax.
Bees store honey in the hive on frames that hold the honeycomb filled with honey and sealed with wax called cappings. When the fames are removed the cappings are scraped off and set aside. The honey is then removed by spinning or in some cases crushing the comb. The honey is filtered and bottled. The remaining wax is either placed back into the hive to collect more honey or melted for use as beeswax. The wax is heated, filtered through fine mesh and poured into molds. Nothing is added to a 100% pure beeswax candle.
There are many benefits to choosing beeswax over paraffin candles. Beeswax candles burn clean; unlike paraffin they do not contain any additives or synthetic chemicals. Cheap paraffin candles leave behind black soot from smoke as they are burned. The soot can damage furniture and irritate sensitive people. If the wick is the wrong size, wrong type or off center the candle will burn unevenly and liquid wax will drip and pool around the candle, potentially damaging its surroundings or even causing burns.
When burned correctly, with a trimmed wick and in a draft free zone beeswax candles are smoke free, soot free and drip free. When burned they emit negative ions, thought by some to clean the air and prevent problems with asthma and depression.
The higher cost of beeswax candles can be off-putting but a much longer burn time makes them a more economical choice than paraffin. Beeswax candles also burn brighter. They are often available without any added chemical scents or colors. This makes them ideal for people with chemical sensitivities or allergies. Beeswax itself has a subtly honey or floral scent even when it is not burning. The color of the wax ranges from pale buttery yellow to deep golden yellow based on the pollen used by the bees to produce the honey and wax.
come in many styles.
My favorite is the Beeswax Pillar Candles.
100% Pure Beeswax Pillar Candles from
the Mohawk Valley Trading Company
are hand poured and made from 100% all natural,
unbleached yellow beeswax, produced by our bees in the USA.
The below prices for 100% Pure Beeswax Candles are EXCELLENT! I have purchased a few 100% Pure Beeswax Candles in my local store and spent double that on each candle.
The Beeswax Pillar Candles look good alone or paired in multiple heights.
The sizes are
2" x 3"...$10.00
2" x 6"...$15.00
3" x 3"...$16
3" x 4"...$19
3" x 4"...$19
3" x 6"...$25
3" x 9"...$33
For only $4.50 each you get a candle with a great fresh smell and long lasting life.
You will be very pleased using Mohawk Valley Trading Co.'s 100% Pure Beeswax Votive Candles in your home.
I love to put these in small jars I have laying around and burn them. My house smells wonderful and they put off a good amount of glow to any room.
I have had them on display on my kitchen table from day one. Still haven't burned them since I am waiting till I move into my new home and throw a dinner party, but they look GREAT as a centerpiece on my table.
100% Pure Beeswax Taper Candles...10" - $10.00 Pair
Just sitting there I get a whiff of fresh clean honey each time I walk by the table. Love these!
This is not true with 100% Pure Beeswax Tea Light Candles. They seem to last forever.
They add that special glow to any tea light cup or saucer that you display them on and have that same great clean honey smell you get from all the other candles Mohawk Valley Trading Co. sells.
For such a small candle it packs a big long lasting punch =)
100% Pure Beeswax Tea Light Candles...$1.50 Each
100% Pure Beeswax Candles.
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If you don't still check them out, they have EXCELLENT prices and even if you think the prices are high you are getting one great long lasting candle with an excellent smell.
the following rules apply:
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