Beeswax Candles Benefits, Types, and Where to Buy Beeswax Candles Near You
By Mary Ross
Candles are one of the most widely purchased small home items. Whether used for light or purely for ornamentation, candles can be found in millions of homes across the world.
However, it is unfortunate that many people who burn candles are uninformed about the hazards of burning paraffin (a sludge and waste product from refining petroleum) candles and scented candles which emit extremely poisonous fumes and soot, which are equivalent to those created from burning diesel fuel. This article will not get into beeswax candle benefits; that subject has already been covered here.
What this article will get into, is the different types of beeswax candles available.
It’s important to know the differences between them, as each type burns differently, requires various holders, and is traditionally used for certain purposes. Let’s discuss each type of beeswax candle and explore how each one can be incorporated into your lifestyle:
Beeswax Taper Candles
Beeswax taper candles are a home décor staple. Timeless and elegant, they burn for approximately 12 hours, providing luminance to every celebration. After years of being made, they now come in different colors, and some even have patterns. These candles are made through dipping or in a mold and must be held in a specific holder to burn properly. Beeswax taper candles are one of the oldest types of candles, searching for a holder simple and painless.
Beeswax Pillar Candles
Beeswax pillar candles are available in a variety of widths and heights, making each one’s burn time different. They’re typically thick and hearty, though, so their burn times are quite often very long. These candles don’t require a specific holder, so they’re suitable for both indoor and outdoor use.
Beeswax Tea Light Candles
Though small, beeswax tea light candles create a warm and inviting ambiance, and are perfect for table settings, home use, and large events like weddings and banquets. The compact candle lights up any space, giving an intimate, memorable glow. Beeswax tea light candles burn for four to five hours, allowing you the perfect amount of relaxation time no matter where you are.
Beeswax Votive Candles
Beeswax votive candles are small, free-standing candles that require a votive holder to catch the melting wax. One of these 2.5 inches-tall candles can burn for about 15 hours. Once it’s burned completely, the flame will extinguish itself, making it the ultimate candle to use at events or overnight, as you don’t have to worry about quelling the flame yourself.
Beeswax Birthday or Celebration Candles
Beeswax birthday candles, or celebration candles, are small taper candles. Usually made by dipping, these often come in packs of 12 and are perfect for your most celebratory events, whether someone’s having a birthday or not. Because they are so small and have such a short burn time, there aren’t many candle holders available for them. Their most popular holder is a good old birthday cake.
Beeswax Menorah Candles
Hanukkah menorah candles are made either through molds or dipping. They can be crafted through a machine or by hand, and the dipped Hanukkah menorah candles are essentially just small taper candles, as are birthday candles. The two are both available in a variety of similar dimensions, making them interchangeable. Hanukkah menorah candles are most often placed in a menorah, but there are other holders suitable for them, too.
Beeswax Novelty Candles
Novelty beeswax candles are striking, original, unusual, or unique candle shapes most commonly made using molds. You may not be able to adequately describe a novelty beeswax candle, but you’ll know one when you see it. Although candles are meant to be burned, some novelty beeswax candles are used primarily for household adornment, their wicks never to be lit. Novelty beeswax candles resemble many objects, such as turkeys, pinecones, pumpkins, bears, and carved eggs, but they can come in any shape imaginable.
Beeswax Candle Burning Tips
Burning any type of candle can be dangerous; they are one of the top five causes of house fires and are responsible for 3% of all house fire deaths so, here are some beeswax candle burning safety tips.
Where To Buy Beeswax Candles Near Me
Before you buy any beeswax candles, confirm with the vendor that they are “100% pure beeswax” since there are no regulations on revealing candle ingredients, and some candles labeled as “beeswax” are made of paraffin, and yellow dye and may contain as little as 5% beeswax.
One way to make sure you are buying “100% pure beeswax” is to find a local source and get to know the candle maker. Type the words “beeswax candles near me” into the search box of whatever search engine you use. Also, see if the seller has any reviews, because there are scores of dishonest vendors on the internet who sell “100% pure beeswax candles” and even if they show up in local results, they might buy artificial beeswax candles and resell them.
About the Author
Mary tries her best (everybody cheats once in a while :)) to live a natural and healthy lifestyle, of which she is an advocate. She loves writing about subjects she has an interest in and hopes to inspire others by doing so.