Learn how to make hand-dipped beeswax tapers and molded beeswax candles, just in time for Christmas
You may take home as many candles as you are able to produce in the 2 hour workshop
Why Beeswax Candles ?
1. Rare and expensive. Beeswax costs about 10 times more than paraffin. It is estimated that the bees must fly 150,000 miles to collect enough nectar to produce six pounds of honey just to secrete one pound of wax. And for every 100 pounds of honey harvested, the beekeeper can only obtain about 1-2 pounds of the beeswax.
2. Created by the bees, 100% natural, all chemical-free. Oldest candle known to man and prized since ancient times. (Note: There are no regulations on disclosing candle ingredients. Candles labeled as "beeswax" may be predominantly made of paraffin and contain as little as 5% beeswax. Look for "100% pure beeswax candles".
3. Environmentally friendly and safe, non-toxic. Burn very clean with little smoke when trimmed properly as they are not oil-based. 100% beeswax candles are natural, undergoes no chemical processing and biodegradable
4. Smell great as they are naturally scented by the honey and floral nectar in the honeycomb; carbon-neutral.
5. Have a high melting point (in fact the highest among all known waxes) which results in a significantly longer (2-5 times) burn time and drip very little, if any at all. This offsets their higher cost.
6. Burn stronger and brighter. Emit naturally bright light of the same light spectrum as the sun. They are a gift from nature!
7. Burn with even more beauty with age. Over time, beeswax develops a white film (especially in cooler climate), which is deemed as a very desirable feature.
8. The only candle that emits negative ions to purify, cleanse, improve air quality, and invigorate the body. A natural ionizer!
9. Hypo-allergenic, benefit those with environmental allergies, sensitivities, and asthma.
10. Originate from a renewable fuel - beeswax.