All about those honey bees! They are not only an essential part of our eco-system but also offer a long list of natural benefits from the variety of products they produce; well-known honey, royal jelly, propolis, pollen, bee venom and beeswax. Each product has unique benefits for our overall wellbeing and health but today we are going to breakdown the benefits of beeswax and why it sparked the creation of our Me Time Candle.
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What is Beeswax
Beeswax is a natural by-product produced by honey bees that occurs while they collect nectar from wild flowers to make honey in their hives. They have unique glands on the underside of their belly that secrete liquified wax. Beeswax is essential to the bee colony as it is used to construct the structure of the combs where they raise their brood and store pollen and extra honey. It is estimated that the bees must fly 150,000 miles to collect enough nectar to produce six pounds of honey just to secrete one pound of wax. Beekeeper's must only take 1-2 pounds of beeswax from every 100 pounds of honey harvested for sustainability and ensuring the bees are happy and stress free.
Similar to honey, beeswax comes in a variety of hues as it depends on where the bee's are pollinating. Beeswax envelopes a space with a sweet soft aroma making it the perfect natural candle for scent sensitive environments.
Benefits of Beeswax
Being a natural product, beeswax carries many beneficial properties that will enhance the wellbeing of your environment. We strategically chose to create a unique tea infused beeswax candle for its non toxic, all natural therapeutic properties. Here's a few of our favourite reasons why:
Beeswax produces negative ions when burned which helps neutralize pollutants in the air: odours, mold, pollen, dust and toxins, making it cleaner for everyone in your home and specifically those with allergies and asthma.
With its soft sweet aroma it naturally offers calming properties on the mind and nervous system within a space.
Non Toxic + Environmentally Friendly
Beeswax is an all natural product created by the bee's making it environmentally friendly. By us choosing not to dilute its natural scent with essential oils or fragrances we were able to hand pour into a ceramic vessel that is safe to drink out of after, leaving no toxic residue from scenting agents.
Safe + Hypo Allergenic
Beeswax has a naturally subtle smell of warm honey, filling your space with a non-toxic scent making it safe for children, pets and those sensitive to potent smells. This encouraged us to accentuate its scent with organic calming herbs for added benefits.
Illuminating Flame + Natural Hue's
Beeswax candles are more dense than other candles, making the flame burn brighter and longer than most. They also produce a calming hue of soft yellow-orange making every candle a new experience depending on where the bees pollinated.
How Our Tea Infused Beeswax Candle Is Made
We strategically work with local beekeepers who sustainably harvest their beeswax to ensure there is no harm or stress on the bees as they are essential to our eco-system in more ways than one. Once we have our sustainably harvested beeswax our candle maker slowly melts the beeswax at a low temperature, after it is fully melted we add our organic Me Time tea blend to steep in the wax for 4+ hours, we strain and remove all loose leaf tea and lastly begin to hand pour the tea infused beeswax into each hand thrown ceramic tumbler.
Each candle tumbler is handmade by a local artisan, simplistically designed to be well used long after its burn.
5 Ways To Reuse Ceramic Candle Tumbler
Possibly the best part about our Me Time Candle is that it was designed to bring joy long after its last burn. Because we use all natural 100% beeswax and no scented fragrances it is safe to sip and enjoy a cup of tea out of! Here are a few ways we've seen our community reuse their candle tumbler.
- A new home for your succulents or small herbs
- A simplistic toothbrush holder
- Stationary organizer
- Tea tumbler
- Catch all
We'd love to see how you creatively reuse your candle tumbler, share by tagging #howdoyouwoash on Instagram!
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