Beehive Beeswax Candle
All of our candles are hand poured here at The Artisan Mill and made from 100% pure, raw beeswax with pure cotton wicks.
Beeswax is filtered from the waste product of honey collecting making it a natural and sustainable source.
Beeswax candles have been used for thousands of years and have stood the test of time, their benefits make them special and unique burning brighter, longer & cleaner than any other type of candle. Giving a warm golden glow they emit the same light spectrum as the sun, bringing the warmth and light of the sun into your room with a a beautifully subtle warm honey aroma.
Height 75mm - Width 50mm. Burns for approx 18 hours
Things to know
Some variations in colour shading will occur in the candles as the wax is coloured by the pollen and nectar that the bee gathers.
However, a wick that is too short can also be problematic causing unconsumed wax.
Extinguish your candle and trim the wick if:
- The flame is flickering and/or smoking
- The flame is large and looses its teardrop shape
- A carbon cap develops
- The wax pool gets too close to the edge of the candle
Use a pillar plate / candle holder etc.
Candles should not be placed directly on furniture. High temperature may discolour the surface. Any beeswax spillage may mark your furniture. Please use any tray that is heat resistant.
Choose an appropriate holder or plate for your candle to keep your surfaces free of any accidentally spilled wax or problems due to the heat of the candle and always burn candles in a draft free environment. (Candles should be out of the reach of pets and children and should never be left unsupervised).
Not for use in a hurricane container - Our beeswax pillar candles are not recommended for use in a hurricane glass or other tall walled containers. Beeswax has a high melting point and burns at a hotter temperature than other waxes.
It’s the most important part of getting right.
If you burn a candle too long, you will produce soot and reduce its life.
Too short and you will tunnel the candle. So how to burn candle evenly?
Let a candle burn until you see a pool of wax from across whole candle.
Burning for less time can cause the candle to 'tunnel', which leaves a build-up of wax around the vessel's sides and can reduce the maximum burn time. Burning for longer periods can cause the wick to move, or slant.
Candle hugging is a candle care technique suitable for beeswax pillar candles. Its aim is to encourage the flame to consume all the wax available, without leaving a tall mantle around the wick. By using this technique, you will make sure that you make the most of your beeswax candle. It will burn more evenly, and you will prevent the wax leaking out.
Once you blow the candle out, gently push the tall wax walls towards the middle (towards the wick). By doing this every time, you’ll make sure all of your candle wax gets consumed.
If your pillar does drip or melt through its side, generally due to too large of a flame, extinguish the candle and let it harden before relighting it. Avoid moving the pillar while the beeswax is cooling.
If your pillar develops a thick wall, generally due to not burning long enough each burning session, carefully cut the wall down to the level of the wax pool inside. This must be done when the wax pool is hardened. We recommend using a heated craft knife found at most hobby stores. Caution is advised.
The best way to relight your beeswax pillar candle is to hold the flame to the base of the wick for 5 to 10 seconds. This will ensure all of the hardened beeswax in the wick is melted. This allows the wick to now pull newly melted beeswax from the candle and burn properly.
If you spill on fabric, place the item in the freezer until it hardens and you can chip it off. You can also cover both sides of the fabric with paper towel and press a warm iron over the spill and repeat until the wax is absorbed.
Did you know?
Beeswax candles do not expire. In fact, aged beeswax candles burn longer and with more beauty than freshly made ones. Best to store the candles in a cool place, away from direct sunlight and heat.
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