We start with 100% pure beeswax which is an all-natural, sustainable, renewable resource. Our friends at the apiary harvest the beeswax without harming the bees, and then filter it carefully to ensure that the beautiful golden color and natural honey scent come through to you. Because of this, we choose not to add toxic fragrances and colors. It is clean-burning, sweet-smelling and richly colored—naturally! It's no wonder that beeswax was chosen above any other candle material, both as the purest offering in prayer and for use by royalty throughout the centuries.
What many people don't realize is that paraffin—a by-product of petroleum—comes from the sludge at the bottom of crude oil barrels, after asphalt is extracted, and then processed with toxic chemicals. Paraffin candles' unpleasant odor must then be disguised by adding scent, thereby increasing the toxicity! When burning, they emit soot, noxious gases and toxins.
When you burn 100% pure beeswax candles, they actually CLEAN the air! This is because they create negative ions, capturing and neutralizing dust, odors, molds and other toxins. This makes them preferable to other candles, especially in homes, at gatherings and during mealtimes. Many people, including allergy sufferers, find burning beeswax candles for 30 minutes or so before bedtime produces a more restful sleep.
OUR WICKS ARE CAREFULLY CHOSEN. In order for a candle to burn properly, it is absolutely essential that it have the proper wick. We spend countless hours testing and observing wick properties. We sought for an all-cotton, lead-free wick that would be as self-trimming as possible.
We have set high standards to produce candles that are clean-burning, long-lasting, with an un-touched naturally beautiful color and naturally rich fragrance.
For the health and enjoyment of you and your family, as well as the preservation of our environment, start now to experience the wonderful qualities of Golden Light Beeswax Candles!
•Votive candles liquefy while burning and therefore should always be used in an appropriately-sized container, one in which the votive fits tightly. For maximum safety, place the container on a heat-resistant level surface while the candle is burning.
•To be able to easily clean and reuse a votive holder, put approximately 1/4 of a teaspoon of water in the bottom before adding the candle. (Avoid putting more than that so as to not drown the wick.) If the candle is not allowed to burn completely, whatever is remaining will easily pop out after it hardens. If the candle is consumed entirely, simply remove the metal clip before putting another candle (and water) in the holder. Never use a microwave to remove candle wax because of the metal clip.
•When necessary, trim the wick to 1/4" before each lighting.
•A properly burning wick will bend and be self-trimming. Keep in mind that this can cause the candle to temporarily burn faster on the side towards which the wick bends. One should occasionally "tend their candle", and if desired the wick can be gently pushed towards the more solid side using a non-flammable object. In the proper container and with slight tending, the candle will in time completely clean the sides. Since we have intentionally chosen a slow burning wick, our votives burn for at least 16 hours.
•Tealights should be burned in the little containers in which they are poured. In the rare case that the wick tab has slid off-center, re-center it using a non-flammable item while the wax is liquid. Our tealights burn for approximately 4 hours each.
•All container candles should be allowed to burn until the wax pool reaches the outside rim each time. By blowing the candle out too early, you limit the wax pool to that diameter and shorten the life of the candle. A votive candle takes approximately 4 hours to pool completely.
•Pillars should be burned on a plate or pillar holder, not in a tight-fitting container, and should be allowed to melt to the outer edges; one or two hours per inch is needed. Pillar sides can be gently molded in with dampened fingers, after the wick is extinguished, and while the wax is still warm.
•When extinguishing candles, it is cleaner and safer to snuff them out, rather than blow them out. Hold the snuffer over the flame for enough time to eliminate afterglow. This also preserves the wick and lengthens the burn time of the candle.
•It is natural for 100% pure beeswax to develop “bloom” over time. The white bloom is due to the natural oils rising to the candle surface. (Only 100% pure beeswax blooms and only real honey crystallizes.) This in no way affects the quality of the candle. Actually, many people appreciate this aspect and intentionally let their candles “age.” However, if you prefer to restore the original pure golden color, simply rub the candle in your hands or with a dry cloth.
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