Traditions Hand Craft Gallery carries 100% beeswax candles by Joan’s Beeswax.
Beeswax is a remarkable substance that science still does not fully understand. It is a by-product of honey, which originates in flowers and is made by the youngest honey bees in the colony.
These young bees haven’t yet become foragers for the plant nectar that ultimately becomes honey. To produce wax, the bees gorge themselves on honey, linking themselves together by the hundreds, and after several hours, the wax begins to flow from the pockets of their abdomens. Each bee then scrapes off the wax with her legs and chews it into soft honey-comb cells, with wall of the most efficient storage structures ever developed by any species, including man.
Besides producing honey and beeswax, honey-bees pollinate about 30% of all the food produced for human consumption. Beeswax is a renewable resource and every year each colony produces about two pounds of this wonderful product.
Beeswax is truly the natural nectar of nature. It is non-toxic, naturally aromatic, completely healthful, and produces the most balanced negative ion known to benefit humanity.
You can burn a pure beeswax candle in an unventilated room without fear of pollution. In fact many people report that burning a pure beeswax candle in the bedroom for 30 minutes or so before going to bed produces a more restful sleep.
Joan’s Beeswax Candles