Bone Lake Meadows Apiary Blog

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beeswax candles April 24, 2010

Filed under: the goods — queen frederica @ 10:18 am

Did you know that bees create their own wax?  This natural wax has been around for thousands of years and burns cleaner and longer than other candles you might buy in stores.

Many candles contain paraffin waxes. Paraffin is a petrochemical that is basically the sludge left over at the bottom of the oil barrel. It must be heavily processed and treated with 100% bleach before it can be used for candles or cosmetics. BARF! Imagine the toxins burning into the air (and your lungs!) when you light up one of those candles..

There are other environmentally friendly types of waxes you can choose over paraffin, like soy. However, I prefer beeswax because 1.) I’m a beekeeper and 2.) it’s naturally scented with all the nectars of flowers the bees pollinate. Ooooooh, Ahhhhhh : )

You can all sleep at night now knowing that we pour our own candles with wax straight from the hives here in Scandia. Fwew~





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