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What does raw beeswax pillar candle mean?

Beeswax pillar candle is the purest beeswax candle you can get. It means that candle is made of 100% unadulterated beeswax. Raw beeswax is the same beeswax we extract from our hives. We clean it 3 times to remove all impurities and that’s it. No processing, no colour changing, no chemicals added. Similarly tray for candle is made from architectural eco concrete and is eco friendly and pot tray.

Raw beeswax pillar candles will require wick trimming (to approx 4mm) whenever flame is too large or flickers too much. Unless you are happy with it.

Please note raw beeswax shrinks when solid and please use above dimensions as best approximation. Real numbers may vary a bit

What beeswax do you use in beeswax pillar candle?

We use only natural and pure beeswax in our beeswax candles. All our candles are made in our apiary in Hertfordshire, UK. Candles are hand made. We use only natural, unscented and free from any chemicals beeswax. Exactly like it was intended and made by bees. We don’t add any chemicals, scents or alter the composition of beeswax. All our candles are raw beeswax candles offering you all the usual goodies stored and kept in beeswax.

Do I need to trim wick?

Our candles are raw beeswax pillar candles. It means we don’t change its structure, don’t add any chemicals nor bleach it. You get all the benefits of nature and beeswax only in raw beeswax. Therefore we advise to always keep the size of wick at max 4mm. This way performance of a candle is optimal and chances of creating a soot minimal. Also trim a wick whenever you think the flame is too strong. When you trim the wick please be very careful as liquid beeswax has a temperature above 65C. Put the flame down, cut the wick and remove all wick residue not allowing it to get to the beeswax pool and re-lit the candle again

Can I have a different size to the ones listed?

Yes, let us know what is needed and we’ll accommodate your requirements. We can do beeswax pillar candle up to 10 cm wide and 30cm high.

What’s the advantage of using beeswax candles?

There are lots of scientific articles and practitioners all saying the same thing – only beeswax is the natural and healthy option among all types of wax. Pure and natural beeswax burns cleanly, producing less soot and lasting longer. Beeswax candles emit negative ions cleaning and improving quality of air. Lots of people saying that after they switch to beeswax candles their allergy symptoms relieved or disappeared. Beeswax candles are believed to be a good antidepressant as it produces a light very similar to the one sun emits – bright and yellow. And for those of us who are environment conscious and friendly, there is an argument of sustainability of beeswax. Produced by bees in the process of nectar collection, beeswax does not require human intervention (like deforestation for soy plants) neither is made in laboratories. We extract only what bees made and in quantities bees allow us to extract.

What is the scent and colour of a candle I will get?

As a natural product, beeswax will vary both in terms of scent and colour. Therefore our pictures are showing different sizes but also different colours. These are all natural beeswax. Beeswax may come from either brood box – place where queen lays eggs and young bees are being raised (and will be dark in colour), supers – boxes where honey is being stored (and will be yellow to dark yellow in colour) and honey cappings – wax holding ripen honey in cells (and will be anything from whitish to light yellow). As we don’t bleach our beeswax and don’t add any chemicals, what we offer is natural beeswax candle that will vary in colour – depending on the actual batch of beeswax we currently work on. Regardless of its colour beeswax has exactly the same properties.

Likewise, scent will vary as well. Like in a nature, there are flowers with more and less distinctive scents. As beeswax is very much a function of nectar and type of flowers bees collected it from. And scent of beeswax will vary. Once candle is lit the scent becomes more pronounced.

What is tray for candle made from?

Tray for candle is made from architectural eco concrete. This is natural product and complements the beeswax candle.

What is colour and size of a tray?

Currently we sell 2 sizes and 2 types of candle trays:

– Small round tray – 8cm diameter and 1cm high

– Large oval tray – 18cm x 9.5cm wide and 1.5cm high