Beeswax has always been a rare and precious substance, cherished for its many useful and beautiful properties.
Because they have the highest melting point of any natural wax used in candlemaking, pure beeswax candles burn brighter, hotter, sweeter, cleaner, and longer than any other kind of candle. Our pure beeswax candles do not melt at temperatures below 145 deg. F. In a draft-free setting, tapers are smokeless and dripless, but figure candles may run because of their shaping.
To produce one pound of beeswax, honeybees must consume at least ten pounds of honey, gathered from billions of flowers. The sweet scent of beeswax is the subtle aroma of flowers blooming on a summer breeze.
Over time, a white frost, or "bloom" may form on pure beeswax, an indicator of purity. Gentle warmth from the sun or a hair dryer or rubbing with a soft cloth will restore the golden shine and release more of the delectable aroma.
|The top layer of beeswax on a honeycomb is called "cappings." The cappings layer is removed in the process of extracting honey. Cappings wax is always newly made and much lighter in color than older wax.
At Honeystone®, we use only fresh cappings wax in our candles and ornaments. Our candles smell naturally sweet because they come from nature's sweetest place, the top of the honeycomb.
We use no chemicals, scents, dyes, perfumes, or petroleum based waxes in any of our products.
Our wicks are pure cotton and contain no lead.
We use only the finest honeycomb cappings wax obtained from our own bees and from selected Willamette Valley beekeepers as a by-product of the annual honey harvest.