Packaged Beeswax Candles
100% Pure Beeswax – 6″ Column Single Pack Candle
Unit Size: 6″ x 1.75″
The Column combines the best elements of Honey Candles® 100% pure beeswax Pillars and Tubes to create a truly beautiful candle. The Column’s large flame emits a gorgeous golden halo.
Burn Time: 12-16 Hrs
- Candlesticks include Tapers, Base Candles, Columns and Tubes. All must fit snugly in a secure holder.
- Generally the wicks don’t need to be trimmed, but if they appear too long you can trim it to ½”. Do not cut too short as this may cause dripping to occur.
- If a carbon cap develops on the tip, extinguish the candle and trim and relight.
- We do not use chemical additives to harden the outside edge of our candles to prevent dripping. Under most conditions beeswax candles are virtually dripless, however all candles are sensitive to drafts.
- When a candle flame is exposed to a draft, it may start to flicker. If your candle drips, extinguish, remove the candle from the draft and relight. Forced air furnaces, ceiling fans etc., create a draft.
- Extinguish the flame before it comes in contact with your holder as the heat may crack glass holders.
HEALTH RISKS OF PARAFFIN CANDLES
- Paraffin lamp oil burned during holidays has posed risks of aspiration and pneumonitis, according to a study published in Volume 113 Issue 4 of the journal Pediatrics. A yellow flame on a candle can signal soot being released into the atmosphere. The soot often contains toxic chemicals such as naphthalene, methyl ethyl ketone, toluene and benzene. This soot can settle on walls, electronic devices and other surfaces in homes. The pollution generated in the home poses a health risk because they can penetrate deep into the lungs to cause illness.
- In a study published in Volume 79 Number 8 of the Journal of the American Oil Chemists’ Society, soot was produced from burning paraffin candles. However, soywax candles burned at a slower rate and produced little to no soot. The fumes of the burning paraffin contained trace amounts of formaldehyde, as well. In recent years, soywax has become a popular alternative to paraffin wax candles. In the study, their potential was compared to the properties of beeswax candles.
- Beeswax is one of the earliest forms of wax used for candles. It is produced from the glands of honeybees. Beeswax is better for the air because it has the ability to emit negative ions that actually clean rather than pollute the air. Stearin, which isn’t really a wax but has similar properties, is used for candle making. Originally, stearin came from animal fat, but now is often made from vegetables. Soy wax was developed by Michael Richards in the early 1990s and sold to Cargill. It is now used for candle making, coating paper, and cosmetics. Bayberry shrubs once provided berries for the production of candles, but processing the wax from the berries quickly proved time-consuming during the colonial American period.