Facts about Beeswax Candles
Beeswax is a natural ioniser that will purify your air of dust, pollen, odours, toxins, mould and mildew whilst leaving a light, natural honey scent.
To produce one pound of beeswax, a worker bee
- eats about 10 pounds of honey,
- flies 240,000 kilometres and
- visits 33 million flower blossoms!
Australian beeswax is reported (by industry sources) to command premium prices on the world market because of its freedom from adulteration and chemical residues.*
Over time, and especially in colder weather, beeswax naturally produces a 'bloom' - which appears as a white film on the wax of your candle.
This is a natural occurrence and will not affect the quality of the candle or the way in which it burns - in fact it is another sign that the candle you are burning is 100% beeswax.
To get rid of the bloom, either handle your candle with warm hands, or use a hairdryer on a low setting.
Beeswax is a natural ioniser
Beeswax candles burn smoke free and purify the air when burned. How do they purify the air? Beeswax is a natural ioniser - emitting negative ions when burned.
Other natural ionisers include moving water (oceans, waterfalls, rain etc) and plants. Short of setting up a waterfall or rainforest in your living room, or buying an expensive electric ioniser, burning beeswax candles is the simplest and most effective way of purifying the air that you breathe.
It has been scientifically proven that the only fuel known to mankind to produce a balanced negative ion is pure beeswax… care of Mother Nature.
And what is even more astonishing is that a pure beeswax candle burns the dust and toxic fumes drawing them closer to the candle through the force of convection - you will notice that the dustier your environment, the darker the pool of wax around the wick of your candle.
Scientists have proven that anything floating in the air, does so because it is 'positively charged' - this includes dusts, pollens, nasty odours, viruses, bacteria, germs and even toxic residues and emissions from household furnishings. Odours remain because they have a positive charge.
All of these toxins present a potential health risk as they live in the air you breath. Beeswax, when burned, emits negative ions which bind with the positive ions, creating a complete molecule, which is heavier than air and thus falls to the ground.
By burning 100% pure beeswax candles a few times a week, and vacuuming a couple of times a week, your home will be cleaner, smell sweeter and the air you breath will be healthier.
Queen B Candles
Queen B candles are made with a square braid 100% pure cotton wick. The width of the wick varies with the width of each candle to ensure that you candle will burn across the entire diameter, leaving you with a beautiful hand-painted beeswax lantern that 'glows' from within.
Keeping your wick trimmed to 5 - 7 millimetres will ensure your candle burns most efficiently. This way you don’t waste any precious beeswax and you get maximum enjoyment from each candle.
Each Queen B candle has the burntime in hours printed on the label, so you can estimate how many you will need.
By purchasing QueenB candles, not only are you getting a fabulous gift for yourself or someone special, but you are also giving on many other levels -
- to your health (by purifying the air you breath),
- to the environment (no toxic smoke),
- to regional Australia (supporting beekeepers and their communities) and
- to a talented community of artisans (who assist with the making of Queen B candles)
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