In a Q&A format, here's a little about our Candles and Candle Wax in general
What sort of Wax do you use in your Candles?
Our wax candles are made from 100% beeswax that we buy from West Australian Beekeepers (also called an Apiarist).
Do you add any other waxes or chemicals to your Candles?
No other waxes or chemicals are added.
Why do you use Beeswax for Candles?
Beeswax is the slowest burning wax, with the highest melting point, therefore under the same conditions as any comparable wax, the candle will last longer. Beeswax will also not emit soot like a paraffin or other petroleum refined wax. It tends to burn a warmer toned & altogether more ambient relaxing flame. Beeswax has natural scent unmatched by any man-made aroma, albeit perhaps not as potent or pungent as many man-made alternatives.
Is Beeswax sustainable as a candle?
A Beeswax Candle can be burned in any room without concerns of fumes, soot, or excessive dripping. A well-made candle will, in a sustainable sense, not drip at all (out of draft), and therefore as Beeswax has the highest melting point, deliver as the slowest burning wax fuel.
Are Beeswax Candles better than soy wax?
Whilst Soy is a plant and quite natural, Soy wax is not. Soy wax tends to be processed and requires other additives before it can be burned. Beeswax does not require any other additives. Soy wax will burn much faster than Beeswax, though slower than paraffin wax. Soy has been associated with deforestation concerns, whilst the general consensus remains that Beeswax is a natural and sustainable by-product of beekeepers.
Can you add scent to Beeswax Candles
Yes, is the short answer. Beeswax is receptive to some fragrances; however, we do not add fragrance to our Candles. Any additive (added when the wax is melted) may have an adverse effect on the burning behaviour of the wick & wax, so care should be taken.
How else do our Candles differ from the masses?
Our standard Candle range are 25mm diameter, 20cm tall and will burn for approximately 10hrs (out of draft).
Another little touch we enjoy, is the 'Twin-wick' feature, meaning you can can 'burn the candle at both ends'
There are often occasions and questions about how to recover a candle when the wick breaks at the base. People float many solutions for this, but none quite so unique, as simply flipping the candle the other way up. We have a wick at both ends!