***Disclosure: I received complimentary samples to facilitate my review. No other compensation was provided and all opinions are 100% honest and have not been influenced in any way.***
You may have already noticed that I am a huge fan of the products from Mohawk Valley Trading Company. They offer some absolutely fantastic honey, both raw and traditional, Pure Maple Syrup, soaps, and more. These products are absolutely wonderful, and free of all those nasty chemicals and preservatives we all try so hard to avoid!
I have some pretty awesome giveaways up right now for the Pure Maple Syrup and a Honey prize package. (Have you entered yet?!) I would also love to tell you a bit about the Pure Beeswax Candles from Mohawk Valley Trading Company!
Mohawk Valley Trading Company 100% Pure Beeswax Pillar Candles,Votive Candles,Taper Candles, Birthday Candles and Tea Light Candles are hand poured, hand dipped and made with 100% cotton wicks and 100% pure, all natural, unbleached, yellow beeswax produced by their bees in the USA.
There are a variety of sizes from tea lights and votives to pillar candles and even pine cone and decorative eggs! I received an assortment of these great candles, and I have to say, I am impressed. I love the fact that these candles are made from natural beeswax with no additives or artificial coloring. That's right! This rich, yellow color is the real deal, and is produced by the very busy bees right at the hive!
Here's a bit more info about how Pure Beeswax Candles are made:
Beeswax is literally created by honeybees from honey which is made from flower nectar. High quality beeswax candles are made from the melted and filtered caps that seal the honeycomb and the honeycomb itself. The wax is produced by worker bees from glands on the ventral side of the abdomen. It is clear when produced but stained yellow from contact with pollen and honey. Honeybees consume 6-8 pounds of honey to produce one pound of beeswax. (And that is a LOT of honey!)
Bees store honey in the hive on frames that hold the honeycomb filled with honey and sealed with wax called cappings. When the fames are removed the cappings are scraped off and set aside. The honey is then removed by spinning or in some cases crushing the comb. The honey is filtered and bottled. The remaining wax is either placed back into the hive to collect more honey or melted for use as beeswax. The wax is heated, filtered through fine mesh and poured into molds. Nothing is added to a 100% pure beeswax candle.
There are many benefits to choosing beeswax over paraffin candles. Beeswax candles burn clean; unlike paraffin they do not contain any additives or synthetic chemicals. Cheap paraffin candles leave behind black soot from smoke as they are burned. The soot can damage furniture and irritate sensitive people. If the wick is the wrong size, wrong type or off center the candle will burn unevenly and liquid wax will drip and pool around the candle, potentially damaging its surroundings or even causing burns.
When burned correctly, with a trimmed wick and in a draft free zone beeswax candles are smoke free, soot free and drip free. When burned they emit negative ions, thought by some to clean the air and prevent problems with asthma and depression.
The higher cost of beeswax candles can be off-putting but a much longer burn time makes them a more economical choice than paraffin. Beeswax candles also burn brighter. They are often available without any added chemical scents or colors. This makes them ideal for people with chemical sensitivities or allergies. Beeswax itself has a subtly honey or floral scent even when it is not burning. The color of the wax ranges from pale buttery yellow to deep golden yellow based on the pollen used by the bees to produce the honey and wax.
See? Beeswax candles have a lot of advantages that you may not have realized. I sure didn't know how economical and clean these candles were! This is a great discovery, since I do suffer from certain sensitivities and allergies. I really love my Pure Beeswax Candles, and they are definitely being used this Valentine's Day when I cook a romantic dinner for my husband. (Hopefully the kiddos will cooperate and get to bed at a decent hour so Mommy and Daddy can enjoy some couple time by candle-light!)
How to COnnect :
You can check out the awesomeness that is Mohawk Valley Trading Co. on their website.
Mohawk Valley Trading Co. products are carried by Denver Urban Homesteading, Healthy Living Market, The Naturalist’s Notebook, West Elm, Steven Alan Home Shop, Brooklyn Kitchen, Brooklyn Homebrew (to name a few) and are used at some of the top restaurants and hotels in the USA.
Enter to WIN :
I am thrilled to announce that one lucky reader will receive their very own assortment of Pure Beeswax Candles from Mohawk Valley Trading Co.
How cool is that?!
Simply enter using the easy Rafflecopter form below!
This giveaway is open to US residents 18+ until 11:59PM February 25, 2014. No PO Boxes. Winners will be drawn using Rafflecopter's Random Number Generator. I will notify winner via e-mail and they will have 48 hours to reply before I am forced to redraw winners. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. This contest is not affiliated with Facebook in any way
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I'm Brandy, a happily married, proud mama of two munchkins and a teen. You can read more about me HERE. If you're interested in building a working relationship, please feel free to e-mail me at: NewlyCrunchyMamaOf3@gmail.com
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