WHY BEESWAX CANDLES AND BURN TIPS
Beeswax candles have long been known for their air purifying effects.
Unlike other candles, it is said beeswax candles create negative ions when burning
which cleanse the air of dust, odours, toxins, and pollens, as well as harmonizing and balancing the human spirit!
They are non-toxic, non-allergenic and non-carcinogenic.
Negative ions neutralize bad positive ions such as allergens, dust and air borne toxins thus improving air quality.
It is said that when beeswax candles burn, they clean the air like a great, natural, air purifier, and they are a link to a deep spiritual belief system.
Many people have reported that burning a beeswax candle in the bedroom for 30 minutes or so before falling asleep produces a more restful sleep. (If you do this, ensure you extinguish your candle before going to sleep).
Beeswax candles are more expensive than other candles as the cost for beeswax is 5x higher than other waxes.
Beeswax candles burn LONGER, BRIGHTER and CLEANER than any other candle, including vegetable/soy waxes.
Our Vintage/Contemporary and Pillar Candles are a natural honey scent.
The hive wax scent is made by the bees of the colony visiting the different flowers in the area.
Different regions will have different beeswax scents.
We buy our beeswax from honey producers, located in Australia, 100% pure Australian.
Supporting Australian Business and fellow Australian Beekeepers
Beeswax candles are often especially helpful for those with asthma or allergies and they are effective at removing common allergens like dust and dander from the air by pulling them to the ground where they can be easily swept up.
Beeswax has a higher melting point than paraffin, soy, palm, or any other wax on the market, therefore beeswax candles burn slower, they last longer and have a natural honey scent.
We do not mix any other waxes or fillers with our beeswax.
Don't buy beeswax from anywhere.
A lot of beeswax on the internet are imported from oversea's.
Our Beeswax is from an Australian Beekeeper.
We do not use cheap imports that are contaminated with toxic insecticide.
Australian beeswax is the best in the world, and is
the only country that does not use the toxic insecticide fluvalinate to control a beehive pest (Varroa Mite).
Varroa Mite does not exist in Australia.
Getting The Best From Your Candles
A well-made candle can produce a little smoke every now and then, however it should not smoke continuously.
If a noticeable amount of smoke is being generated, it can be prevented by knowing the cause.
Move your candle out of a draft.
Candles burn best in still air - if too much air reaches the candle flame, it will disturb the flame, and this may cause the candle to start flickering and smoking.
Avoid this by burning your candles in a well-ventilated room, away from drafts, vents or strong air currents.
2. Wick is too long
Another cause can be a wick that is too long; extinguish the flame, let the candle cool down, shorten the wick to 6mm and light again.
Trimming your wick prior to lighting your candle each time will create a nicer burn.
The wick is efficiently pulling up the right amount of wax, and the flame creates complete combustion.
If the candle wick is too long it will not be able to draw wax all the way to the top, and the wick itself will start to burn, causing it to smoke.
CONTAINER Candle Tips:
Ensure candle is on a heat-resistant surface.
Your candle needs the wax to pool to the edges of your candle.
If your candle pool (liquid wax) doesn't burn to the edges, it will begin to tunnel and won't burn evenly the next time.
The first burn will take up to up to 3hrs to reach the edge of the container.
For best results of your container candles, allow wax pool to reach edge of container for each burn.
Burn for 2-3hrs for each burn after 1st for the best burn of your candle.
Do not burn any longer than this time.
Do not touch or move while candle is lit ~ HOT
TRIMMING YOUR WICK BEFORE RELIGHTING YOUR CANDLES WILL EXTEND YOUR CANDLE BURN TIME.
If wicks are not trimmed they will burn faster!
(Refer to trim your wick below)
Burning Tips for Non container Candles (Pillar Candles/Stylish/Vintage etc)
If you find that your candle is letting off black smoke, it could be for either 2 reasons.
1. It could be in a draft which can cause the candle to burn too fast. Please remove candle from draft to avoid this.
2. Your wick is too tall. Wick should be at 5 - 7 millimetres (1/2cm) for every burn.
Trim your wick before each burn (ALL CANDLES)
. Trimming your wick will extend the life of your candle.
Sometimes a mushroom/carbon ball forms at the end and this impedes flame function.
Burning for longer periods of time will help your candle avoid tunneling by creating a healthy wax pool.
The standard formula is 1 hour of burn time for every inch of thickness of your candle (measured in diameter).
As the walls (outer part of your candle) soften, you can push them inwards towards the wax pool.
You may also wish to leave it, which many like to do, so that they have the light shining through the candle wall as it burns. There is no right or wrong, it is personal preference.
Beeswax is a dripless wax, however, due the uneven shape to some of our candle range, your candle may drip.
Keep an eye on the outer wax walls, if they look like they're going to cave in and spill the wax, put your candle out, and let is cool for next time
Always burn with a candle plate beneath your candle.
After some time you may notice a light white film built up on the outside of the candle. This is a natural occurrence called wax “bloom” and shows that the candle has not been treated with any artificial chemicals to prevent this.
It will not impact the candle or how it burns.
If you would prefer to remove the white film, simply buff with a soft cloth.
Burning Tips for ALL Candles:
Burn candle within sight on heat-resistant surface..
Keep away from drafts and vibrations.
It's best not to move a candle once it's lit.
Keep out of reach of children and pets.
Never burn a candle on or near anything that can catch fire.
Burn on a level, heat resistant surface and never leave unattended.
Keep the candle free of foreign materials including matches and wick trimmings.
Extinguish candles by 'dunking' the wick into its own wax pool.
You could use anything such as chopstick, skewer etc.
Burning candles for extended periods of time results in a large pool of melted wax.
Beeswax shrinks as it cools and occasionally, when it cools quickly it may form a crack.
This is not a flaw with the candle but simply a reality of burning beeswax, and does not affect the quality, or burn time of the candle.
To avoid cracks, try to cool your candle gradually in a warm area of your house, but if they do happen to crack don’t despair!
It is not likely to impact the performance of the candle and will fill in again when the you re-light the candle.
Continue burning your candle as usual, it does not affect the function of the candle :)
The most important candle safety tip you should remember and that candle makers cannot stress enough
Never leave a burning candle unattended!
Colour of beeswax can change from each batch.
Beeswax varies a great deal in colour.
This is due in part to how much the wax has been filtered and just as important the type of flowers the
bees have been foraging on.
TIP FOR WAX NOT COMING OUT OF OIL BURNER/MELTS WARMER BOWL
If you are have any issues getting your wax out of your oil burner bowl, allow wax to solidfy,
light the candle for approx 60 seconds-2 min which will soften the underneath of wax in bowl and slide the wax.
Option 2: Place ceramic bowl in freezer for approx 1/2 hour (not electric burners).
This should help in removing your wax for a new melt.
TIP 2: Wait for your bowl to return to room temp before relighting ;)
BLOOM can occur on your beeswax candles, this is normal and perfectly safe.
The whitish film (bloom) is an indicator of purity and is cherished by candle connoisseurs.
Beeswax candles that have been blended with other waxes will not develop bloom. If you prefer a polished look, simply buff with a soft cloth or nylon stockings . You can also run a warm blow dryer over the candle.
Some people like the antiquated look it gives their candle, but if not, simply give a wipe with cloth, or leave in a warm place :)
Burn times will depend on candle care
Beeswax Candles burn times can vary depending on many factors.
How frequently the candle is burned
Duration of different burnings
Shape of the candle
Candle size, diameter
The environment around the burning candle
How long your beeswax candle is burned can directly impact how long it will last.
By burning your candles safely and efficiently, you can extend total burn time for significant periods.
Due to these factors, we do not give burn times on our candles.
We can tell you that
Beeswax candles BURN LONGER (up to 70% longer)
and BURN CLEANER
than any OTHER waxes
Each of our candle shapes and styles have been tested, however more for burn quality rather than time.
Our main objective of our candles is wick testing, to create a nice, clean burning candle.
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