Everything You Need To Know About Beeswax Candles – And More


Visitors: 277

Beeswax candles are made from all natural ingredients made by honeybees. When bees eat honey, they produce this wax. Beekeepers filter the beeswax from the honeycombs, cool it and sell it for use in making candles. Beeswax candles are the most natural candles that you can buy. They are available as taper candles, votives, tea lights and pillar candles. For those with sensitive allergies, beeswax candles allow them to enjoy the warmth and beauty of a burning candle.

You don’t need to add any scent to a bees wax candle because the wax is naturally scented with honey. Therefore beeswax candles rarely have any additives and this includes color. The natural yellow color adds to the ambiance of a bees wax taper candle and the scent of honey will perfume the air. Like soy candles, bees wax candles burn longer and cleaner than paraffin candles. However, one of the disadvantages of using bees wax taper candles is that they cost more than soy or paraffin candles.

The wax used in making beeswax candles can vary from white to a light brown. In some cases, candle makers may add bleach to the wax to lighten the color of the bees wax. Candles that have been bleached may not have as much of a honey scent to them, but you won’t be able to smell the scent of bleach. The bleach also helps to filter the beeswax. A candle made from unfiltered bees wax may contain small bits of wood or even parts of the bees.

Over time, you may notice that there is a white powder on the outside of your beeswax candles. This does not mean that the bees wax candles are no longer any good. The development of this powder is a natural occurrence with beeswax taper candles and is called blooming. You can easily wipe the powder off of the beeswax candle. It is actually a good thing for this to happen because it will tell you that your bees wax taper candles have been made from pure beeswax.

If you like making your own candles, beeswax candles are the easiest ones to make at home. Beeswax is sold in sheets and you don’t have to bother with any additives, colors or candle scents. The bees wax that you buy is already filtered so you don’t need to bother with bleaching it. All you have to do is melt down the bees wax and pour it into your molds to have the perfect beeswax candles.

To find out more about Candles visit Peter's Website Your Hot Candles and find out about Soy Candles and more, including Custom Candles, Floating Candles and Scented Candles


Article Source:

Rate this Article: 
Everything You Need to Know About Candles
Rated 4 / 5
based on 5 votes

Related Articles:

Choosing Candles & Scents Part 1 - Candles for July

by: Kara Kelso (June 22, 2005) 
(Home and Family/Interior Decorating)

Uses of Beeswax

by: Ruth Tan (March 12, 2007) 
(Reference and Education)

Clear Wax Candles vs. Gel Candles

by: Lisa Robbin (March 14, 2005) 
(Home Improvement)

Gel Candles - An Alternative To Wax Candles

by: Wendy Yeager (March 09, 2005) 
(Home and Family)

The Joys of Soy Candles and Gel Candles

by: Dave Poon (January 17, 2005) 
(Home and Family)

Beeswax as an Ingredient in Lip Balms

by: Roberts Bairds (January 25, 2008) 
(Shopping and Product Reviews)

Benefits of Beeswax - Why Use Beewax for Candle Making?

by: Corinne Waldon (July 08, 2006) 
(Home and Family/Crafts Hobbies)

Eco Skincare Is it Ethical to Use Beeswax in Beauty Products As the Bees ..

by: Sharon T Murphy (June 24, 2008) 
(Health and Fitness/Beauty)

The Best Candles Ever!

by: Lisa Dillin (July 27, 2008) 
(Home Improvement/Interior Design and Decorating)

Everything You Need to Know About Candles

by: Jonathan Goodman (July 24, 2008) 
(Home Improvement/Interior Design and Decorating)