Beeswax is the true marvel of nature – full of aroma of honey, pollen and propolis.
Beeswax is a 100% natural substance made by bees. Bees collect nectar and pollen to make honey to feed the entire colony. As they eat honey, their bodies make wax. Chewing this wax with a little more honey, the bees build combs designed to store extra honey for the hive.
We work with Texas beekeepers to collect spent combs, then we clarify the beeswax to handcraft our 100% pure beeswax candles. SweetNes Honey Beetique does not use any chemicals or harsh fragrances in our 100% beeswax candles.
Benefits of 100% pure natural beeswax candles:
- Burn cleaner than others with no sticky, black petroleum based soot.
- Produce negative ions that are natural air cleansers.
- Be slow burning with long burn time.
- Be virtually dripless in a draft free environment.
- Create ambiance with a warm amber glow.
- Will not go rancid.
- Bloom with a frosty appearance that tells you that it is 100% pure beeswax.
- Because beeswax candles clean the air and reduce indoor pollutants, they can effectively reduce asthma, allergies, and hay fever.
- Beeswax is a natural, renewable resource
Beeswax is a wonderful product to have around the home as it has many uses most of which are long forgotten. Beeswax is impervious to water and so anything polished or soaked in beeswax becomes to a degree waterproofed, this makes items much more durable.
COSMETIC INGREDIENT – beeswax is primarily used in the cosmetics industry creating soaps, lipsticks, lip balms, lotions and moisturizers, even shampoos ad hair conditioners.
CAR AND FURNITURE POLISH – beeswax is a very popular furniture polish ingredient. Polishes can range from the soft creams thru to the harder polishes and surf board waxes etc.
LUBRICANT – beeswax lubricates and prevents the rusting of metal items such as zippers, wood saws, door hinges and camp ovens. Beeswax is also used to wax skis and tabogins, etc.
WATERPROOFING – Waterproofing shoes, leather, cotton and canvas etc.
CLOTHES IRON CLEANER – simply place a small piece of beeswax into a rag and wipe over a hot iron every fifth item or so. The iron glides over clothes effortlessly, leaving crisp creases first time. Collars come up like they have been starched!
WAXED COTTON – used for leatherwork, shoe repair, upholstery etc. Also, waxing of archery bows and violin strings.
ART – Encaustic art, batik, crayons, lost wax method of sculpting.
SEALANT – used as an airtight seal on preservatives, wine and vinegar bottles and even cheeses.
In the U.S., the term “pure” on a label means only 51% of an ingredient (and that goes for food too!) Often companies sell “pure” beeswax candles which contain a combination of 51% beeswax and 49% toxic paraffin. Look for the key phase “100% Pure Beeswax” candles.
You can order bulk beeswax or 100% beeswax candles from sweetneshoney.com or shop us on Etsy at SweetNes Honey Beetique.