Beeswax Candles

Are the best candles to burn… We only use 100% Pure Australian Beeswax & cotton wicks. No Artificial Scents or Colours.

Beeswax is the best wax to use in candle making as it is thick and sticky even in liquid form, candles burn by heating wax to a liquid form, then sucking it up like a straw to further ‘fuel the flame’ producing more heat, melting more wax, to produce more heat….
A  “heat ball’ is created around the flame, melting the wax below, the size of the heat ball determines if the candle melts all the way to the edge, for this to happens you need the correct size wick, all candles have been tested and use different size wicks (flat braided) to ensure that they burn at there best.

Beeswax has the highest melting point of all candles, 62°C to 64°C (144°F to 145°F) and overheats at 85°C (185°F) which causes discoloration.
Paraffin melts at 37°C and soy candles at 45°C.

Testing is currently underway using square braided wicks…

beewax rolled candles

Advantages of Beeswax Candles

Beeswax Candles

  • 100% Renewable resource made by bees.
  • 100% Natural fuel made by bees.
  • Burn cleaner than any other candles.
  • When burning generate negative ions that actually clean the air and invigorate the body.
  • Naturally scented by the honey, pollen & beeswax.
  • Emit bright light that has the same light spectrum as the sun.
  • Burn longer than other candles and do not drip.

Paraffin Candles

  • Toxic byproduct of the oil industry.
  • Non renewable resouce made from petroleum.
  • Generates many of the same toxic fumes that are found in auto exhaust.
  • Produce toxic petrol soot that eventually stains all interior surfaces.
  • Normally contain artificial fragrances and colours which also produce toxins and stains when burned.
  • Produces a disorganised light spectrum very similar to old fashioned incandescent bulbs
  • Are relateively short burining and drip excessively

Candle Instructions

General Safety and Care

  • Keep burning candles within sight.
  • Keep burning candles out of reach of children and pets.
  • Never burn a candle on or near anything that can catch fire.
  • Only burn the candles on a level, fire resistant surfaced.
  • Keep candles out of drafts and away from ceiling fans.
  • Do not burn the candle for more than 4 hours at a time
  • Remove all ties, ribbons, product labels and packaging prior to burning.
  • Lit candles should not be moved, extinguish and let wax harden before moving to a new location
  • Wicks should be trimmed to ¼ inch or ½ cm before lighting, if required.
  • Avoid placing candles in direct sunlight to prevent fading and warping.
  • Keep candle free of any foreign materials including matches and wick trimmings.
  • Never use hot water to clean up wax, this causes the wax to melt and spread, always use cold water when combining wax and water for cleaning.

Extinguishing a Candle

  • Never blow out or use water to extinguish a candle, this may cause the spraying and splattering of wax.
  • Candles should be extinguished by using either a candle snuffer or candle dipper.
  • When using a candle dipper, dipping the wick into the melted wax prevents afterglow and smoke.
  • Straighten and centre wick upright after extinguishing.
honey pot candle burning