Beeswax - Local Melbourne Tea Light Set (5)
Beeswax from our local Melbourne Bees
Wax Quantity: 100 grams
Burn Time: Approx 4-5 hours ea
Includes: 5 x tea lights in a gift box
These beeswax candles have been made by us. By using beeswax candle wax you are supporting Bees and helping the environment.
Beeswax candles can help reduce allergies, asthma, and hay fever by releasing negative ions into the air.
Considering that even a 100% soy wax candle is processed with a small amount of paraffin, potentially, burning a 100% soy candle will release small amounts of the carcinogens and toxins found in paraffin.
More than 90% of soy is genetically modified! GM soy crops are heavily sprayed with toxic pesticides, causing harm to both the harvesters and the soil. So if you are buying soy candles, chances are you are supporting the production of GMO’s–which devastate our environment and our health.
A little about Beeswax
The wax is formed by worker bees, which secrete it from eight wax-producing mirror glands on the inner sides of their abdominal segments. Honey bees use the beeswax to build honeycomb cells in which their young are raised with honey and pollen cells being capped for storage. To produce their wax, bees must consume 4kg of honey to make 450g of beeswax. It's pretty special!
When we extract honey, we cut off the wax caps from each honeycomb cell with an uncapping knife. Its colour varies from nearly white to brownish, but most often a shade of yellow. We melt it, filter it through simple cloth and pour.
There are many uses for Beeswax from cosmetics to craft, candles and furniture polish.. the list goes on.