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Hand Poured Natural Beeswax Candle | Natures Air Purifier
- All natural, non-toxic, non-polluting, non-allergenic
- Burns with no smoke and cleans the air
- Perfect, renewable resource
- GMO Free | Chemical Free
- 48 hour burn time
- All natural cotton braid wick
- Made in USA | Made in Montana
Beeswax candles are more expensive – for good reason!
Beeswax is very different than other waxes - all natural, non-toxic, non-polluting, non-allergenic, and with a delicious honey-sweet aroma. A perfect, renewable resource, beeswax is made by the female worker bee for construction of the honeycomb, which safely contains their honey. To produce one pound of beeswax, the worker bees eat about ten pounds of honey, fly 150,000 miles, and visit 33 million blossoms! The sugar converted by the bee's wax glands is then secreted through tiny pores in the bee's body as wax droplets, which harden into wax when exposed to air. The wax looks like small, transparent scales on the bees' abdomen. After being chewed and processed by the bees, the wax scales turn into white color and become soft and pliable enough to be used as a construction material for the bees' comb. As high temperature would soften the beeswax too much and low temperature would render the beeswax too hard, the honeybees have to use their body heat to regulate the ambient temperature of the hive and maintain it such that it is most ideal temperature for managing the beeswax - about 95 degrees Fahrenheit (35 degrees Celsius). Beeswax is precious stuff and more expensive than most waxes, for good reason.
Our beeswax and organic safflower candles burn with almost no smoke and clean the air by releasing negative ions into the air. These negative ions can bind with toxins and help remove them from the air. Our candles maybe helpful for those with asthma or allergies and they are effective at removing common allergens like dust and dander from the air. Beeswax & safflower candles burn more slowly than paraffin and soy candles so they last much longer. Our safflower and beeswax comes from Montana.
What about soy, palm wax and paraffin?
These are a great improvement over chemical candles in all terms, but, they burn at a very low temperature and give off a cold, eerie light. Some soybeans produced are GMO and contain residual chemicals in the process of going from a bean to a wax. Even though they are marketed as organic or all natural, the process is not natural and results will leave residual chemicals similar to those found in paraffin candles. The reason Bert’s Bee candles are so inexpensive is because they are now made with soy rather than traditional beeswax. I hope Bert doesn’t know that!
Regular paraffin candles are petroleum derived and can release chemicals like benzene, toluene, soot and other chemicals into the air. These types of candles do more harm than good for indoor air quality and should be avoided. The very popular Yankee Candle brand is made with paraffin.
6 ounce tin
Support Local | Support Family Farms | Grown & Produced in U.S.A
Honey & Wax Sourced Locally in Montana
Organic Safflower Oil Grown and Cold Pressed Locally in Montana