Beeswax candles are something I discuss a lot with people. When people start burning beeswax candles for the first time or think about burning them, there are a few things they're usually surprised by. Let me give you a few examples:
The length of time they burn
A beeswax candle burns for an extended period of time without requiring hardeners. Other than beeswax, paraffin and other 'natural' candle waxes are not suitable for the purposes described here. If they claim to be long-burning, the wax may contain additives, or the wick may be too small to produce a strong flame.
Beeswax candles require maintenance
Beeswax candles cannot be lit and left unattended. You cannot turn them on and leave them unattended. You should trim your beeswax pillar wicks periodically to prevent them from flickering and smoking. Burning candles require maintenance on a regular basis, and they should NEVER be left unattended.
A beeswax candle smells amazing
Beeswax candles have a naturally sweet fragrance that fills a room while it burns. People often comment on how nice it is to have a beeswax candle burning in the room!
Beeswax candles aren't suitable for everyone
This is surprising to many people. Often, they think all candles are alike. It turns out that not all candles are the same size and shape! You've got to think about how you prefer to burn candles before choosing the perfect candle. If you like burning candles for an extended period of time, say three hours or more, a beeswax pillar or votive is perfect. Ideally, a beeswax candle should be burned from start to finish, so be sure to plan on burning it for four to five hours. Pick a candlestick if you only want to burn the candle for a short time, maybe ten minutes to several hours.
Natural beeswax does not all have the same color
It happens pretty often that I'm asked why the beeswax candles I've gotten this time aren't the same as the ones I had last time.
It may be that my tealights are lighter than my pillars. I use beeswax, which is natural. In nature, beeswax does not all have the same color. It is likely that beeswax from clover is lighter than beeswax from buckwheat. The same is true for honey. It depends on the flowers from which the bees have been able to forage, whether it is lighter or darker. I hope you enjoy the variety!
There are different types of beeswax candles
The performance of all cars cannot be compared to that of a BMW. Likewise, not all beeswax candles are created equal. Beeswax is sourced from Canadian beeswax manufacturers, wicks from top-notch sources, and candle moulds from top-notch manufacturers. Tests and retests with our candles are ongoing so that we can continuously improve our products. Our company is not a beekeeping company. What we do best is to make beeswax candles of premium quality. Our beekeepers know best how to take care of the hives.
Did you find anything surprising here? Let us know if you have any questions or comments!