***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.***
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!
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.
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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.
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