Product: 100% Pure Beeswax Candles
In Their Words:
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 our bees in the USA.
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.
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.
For this one I am featuring their Pure Beeswax Candles. They sell all different types of candle sizes. I was sent some pillar, birthday, tea light, taper & votive candles for my review.
I love candles and love collecting them. It was fun finding places for them around the house.
The candles have a very light honey and beeswax smell to them but, apart from that have not much smell to them. They all have a yellowish color which you can see in the photo. I included the honeycomb in photo also by mistake but that won’t be reviewed until next week.
With beeswax candles the burn is very clean. There isn’t a lot of smoke and the smoke isn’t black when the wick is trimmed.
They also burn longer then normal candles. I lit the tea light candles first and they stayed lit for about four hours, which is a long time for tea lights. I also burned the taper candles for a while and the wax drip wasn’t as messy as normal taper candles.
You can purchase all their candles from their website.
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