Information about our Beeswax Candles

How our Honey Bee Candles are made: entirely handmade, always in small batches

100% pure beeswax candles by Honey Bee Candles

Our high level of handcrafted skill enables us to maintain traditional methods of candle making while keeping the consistency of high quality products that our customers have come to expect from our family business

Honey Bee Candles are 100% pure beeswax candles:

  • Honey Bee Candles are natural ionisers (see below for more information)

  • Honey Bee Candles are able to form “bloom” (see below for more information)

  • Honey Bee Candles are suitable for those with asthma

Our Candle Wax

  • All Honey Bee Candles only contain 100% pure beeswax.

    • No mixture of other waxes: no soy wax, no paraffin wax, no palm wax. No mixture of added oils (no coconut oil, no palm oil). Beeswax is a naturally occurring by-product of food pollination and honey production: beeswax is the most environmentally friendly candle wax and has been used for thousands of years.

    • Beeswax does not require chemicals or additives (wax hardeners) as other types of candle waxes do. If a paraffin/soy wax candle burns longer than a 100% pure beeswax candle of the same size and in the same conditions, it means that the paraffin/soy candle has been chemically hardened to make it burn longer or the flame will be cool, weak and small. Beeswax candles are best if you would like naturally eco-friendly candles

  • We filter the surplus beeswax straight from the beehive. This filtration process is done by hand: no bleaches; no chemicals; no dyes/colours

  • The beeswax that we use is a natural product so the aroma and colour of the candles may differ slightly from time to time (see below for the reason). This is what makes beeswax candles so interesting and unique

Completely Natural Beeswax Candles

  • No added artificial colours/dyes & no added artificial fragrance/scents

    • Honey Bee Candles are naturally coloured by pollen granules that the honey bees brush onto the beeswax in the hive and given their lovely aroma by the nectar from the flowers that the honey bees have foraged on. With the changing seasons, there will be a change in the flora which will result in a very slight change in the colour and aroma of the beeswax. This is a natural wonder

  • Completely cotton wicks. No metal cores (e.g. zinc, lead etc) or paper fillers

Beeswax Candles: The Flame

  • Honey Bee Candles are 100% pure beeswax candles which burn longer, cleaner and brighter than other “natural” wax candles like soy, palm or vegetable (e.g. rapeseed oil) wax.

    • The colour of the flame is on the same spectrum as sunlight

SHOP OUR BEESWAX CANDLES

Natural Ionisers

Honey Bee Candles are 100% pure beeswax candles. Only 100% pure beeswax candles purify the air as they emit negative ions. Dust, pollen and pollution are airborne due to their postive ions so the negative ions of a burning beeswax candle neutralise them- leaving a lovely subtle honey aroma and a gently warmed room

In cities or dusty areas, you will be able to see the molten wax pool at the top of the candle start to darken: this is because when the airborne postive ions become neutalised, they become a complete molecule which is heavier than air so it becomes a solid

When a Honey Bee Candle has been burning long enough, you will be able to experience the difference: it’s sort of like a ray of sunshine, fresh ocean breeze or freshly cut green grass

If you start to burn Honey Bee Candles every day, the air in your home will be cleaner, sweeter and ultimately healthier than if you didn’t purify the air. For best results, ideally also vacuum carpets or wipe hard floors daily but a few times a week also works well. The more that you burn Honey Bee Candles, the greater the effect but you should start to notice a difference from the first burn. To start, try burning a Honey Bee Candle for three hours every day for a week. If you are new to beeswax candles, we recommend Benjamin, Lexi or the Bee Column along with a spiked candle stand to start your experience; it is important to have a candle stand

Bloom”

100% pure natural beeswax is the only type of natural wax that can be used for hand poured candles in its pure state. It is a really fascinating material as it is firm enough to allow us to create beautiful and elegant designs. 100% pure beeswax candles do not expire, go rancid; they do not “go off”. If stored in a cold room or near a window, a 100% pure beeswax candle will develop “bloom”. This is a white film that starts off as a thin layer and thickens with time- it looks like the first snow of winter. Many people love seeing “bloom” as it is proof that the candle is 100% pure beeswax. Mixtures of beeswax and other waxes are not able to form “bloom”. “Bloom” should not affect how the candle burns, how long it burns for and its natural subtle honey aroma. If you don’t like this, simply light your candle and the “bloom” will disappear as the candle warms up from the heat of its flame