What is that frosty white film on my beeswax candle?
That film is called "bloom" and it's development on the candle is a natural process that high quality beeswax goes through similar to the frosty white film that appears on chocolate. The sugars in the candles oxidize and find their way to the surface and leave a white deposit. If you like your candle shiny then simply buff it with a soft cloth or use a blow dryer to remove the bloom.
How do Honey Bees make beeswax?
Honey bees make beeswax from flower nectar. After they've converted flower nectar to honey, they engorge themselves on this honey and while resting, secrete tiny flakes of wax from their abdomens. This wax is then carefully crafted by the bees into the thin layers of wax that cap the honey comb. This fine layer of cappings is the only wax from the beehive used to make our beeswax candles.
What are the benefits of burning Beeswax Candles?
There are many! Beeswax candles may appear to be more expensive on the shelves but when you consider their much longer burn times, they are very competitively priced. Beeswax has a nice mild honey scent which is perfect for those with allergies or sensitivities to scent. Beeswax candles don't smoke or drip, unless left in a draft. And the most amazing thing about Beeswax candles that no other candle can boast is that they are natural air purifiers, emitting negative ions into the air as they burn!