Properties, Use & Safety

Bloom | Burning Properties & Qualities | Burning Tips
Flame Properties | Fragrances

Bloom

Pure beeswax will develop a soft patina, known as a "bloom," giving the candle a dusty appearance over time. This patina is evidence of the purity of the beeswax used to make our candles. The bloom naturally develops with age and exposure to cooler temperatures. To restore the luster of your candles, simply polish them with a soft cloth or use a hair dryer to remove the bloom.

Burning Properties & Qualities

In general, beeswax candles burn brighter, longer and cleaner than other candles. As long as you burn your candles in a controlled environment and away from drafts, your candles should not drip. Beeswax candles will consume all of the beeswax as it burns. Never pour beeswax off of your candle! By pouring off excess wax your beeswax candle may not burn as long or will eventually not burn at all.

Under normal conditions, you may expect the following burn times or better:

Tapers

The base size of our tapers is 1 inch; therefore, to fit some candle holders, trimming of the base may be required.

  • 9 inch beeswax tapers: 8 1/2 - 9 hours
  • 6 inch beeswax tapers: 5 1/2 - 6 hours

Votives & Tealights

Votives and tealights should always have a pool of liquid wax covering the top of the candle before extinguishing. By doing so, your candle will burn down completely and not tunnel.

  • Votives: approx. 14 - 15 hours
  • Tealights: approx. 5 - 7 hours

Pillars

Pillars should have a pool of liquid wax within approximately 1/4" of the rim before extinguishing. This may take up to 2 hours Once the flame is out, gently press the soft outer rim inward. Also, you should maintain your pillars while burning them by gently pressing the soft outer rim of wax inward, being careful not to push inward too close to the flame. This will allow your pillar to burn evenly for hours of enjoyment.

  • 3" x 3" Pillar: approx. 45 hours or better
  • 4" x 3" Pillar: approx. 65 hours or better
  • 6" x 3" Pillar: approx. 90 hours or better
  • 9" x 3" Pillar: approx. 135 hours or better

Burning Tips

Please follow the following safety tips whenever burning candles:

  • Never leave a burning candle unattended.
  • Always remove any materials surrounding the candle before lighting.
  • Keep burning candles away from children and pets.
  • Burning your candle in a drafty area will cause it to burn faster than normal and drip.
  • Before lighting your candle, trim the wick to 1/8"-1/4" to avoid carbon buildup and smoking.
  • After burning your candles for several hours, you may notice the flame is larger than desired or that your candle is beginning to produce soot and smoke. Snuff it out and let it rest, then trim the wick.
  • Votives, pillars or jarred beeswax candles should have a nice pool of melted wax on top before extinguishing. If not, they will tunnel and you will not receive the maximum burn time or enjoyment from your candle.

Flame Properties

The flame that is produced when burning a beeswax candle emits negative ions that will clean the air of its impurities and reportedly can stimulate the body by enhancing creativity and dream activity.

Fragrances

We use 100% concentrated fragrance oils that have been made in the US.

All of our oils comply with the strictest global Research Institute for Fragrance Materials (RIFM) and International Fragrance Association (IFRA) standards. Fragrances are composed of natural essential oils, aroma chemicals, and other functional components in compliance with the most recent guidelines published by IFRA.

Fragrances we purchase are formulated based on safety assessments made by the Panel of Experts of the RIFM and are carefully reviewed by the IFRA Scientific Committee and comply with RIFM standards.