Emergency Candles and Beeswax Information
Our emergency beeswax candles are 100% unbleached, all natural beeswax. Long lasting and clean burning - no toxins or soot common to commercially produced paraffin candles. Naturally fragrant with a subtle honey scent, they produce a bright, clear and steady flame with beautiful illumination, especially in front of a mirror. These natural candles are hand dipped and hand poured with 100% cotton wicks. Ideal for home or shelter. Made in the USA. We offer a bulk candle discount of 10% off $1,000 or more, one order, one shipment, one destination. Please contact customer service for bulk inquires.
Helpful Hints for Optimal Burning
Our emergency beeswax candles are made from 100% natural beeswax. No lead or metal wick is used, only cotton wicks. All colors are natural, no bleaching. Colors vary from a golden yellow to a golden tan. Beeswax will develop a powdery coating called "bloom" which can be removed by buffing with a soft cloth or warming the candle with a hair dryer. All candles are hand made, slight irregularities may occur. If tapers get a slight bend during shipping, warm first before gently straightening the candle. For proper burning of beeswax, keep a wick trimmed to 1/4" for tapers and 3/8" for pillars. Weight, size & burn times are approximate.
Beeswax has a high melting point. It's best to burn beeswax pillars at least an hour for each inch in diameter. This is to keep from burning a channel down the center and leaving a lot of wax on the edges. For example, a 3" diameter pillar should be burned for at least three hours before extinguishing the flame. After extinguishing the flame and the pillars has cooled to a warm temperature, gently mold the edges inward with damp fingers and trim wick to about 3/8".
If you are having a continuous burn for several hours and especially with the 2" diameter pillars, the edge may become too soft and the liquid wax may "break the dam". To prevent this, extinguish the flame and let the candle cool, then mold the edges inward with damp fingers - then, relight the candle. If the wick is trimmed too short, you may pour off some of the liquid wax.
Votive candles are to be burned in votive candleholders only. The candles are meant to create a pool of wax, so they should have a continuous burn rather than burning for short periods of time. Adding a few drops of water to the bottom of your votive container before putting in the beeswax votive will help to release any residual beeswax.
Update from the Bee Keepers
The bee keepers say that they have lost approximately 50% of their bees due to them mysteriously disappearing. Because of the diminished bee activity, beeswax pricing may increase. We will try our best to keep our prices as low as possible for as long as possible. Prices are subject to change without notice.