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General Safety & Burning Tips for Beeswax Candles

​Here at The Creative Hive in NZ, we specialise in pure beeswax candles where we do everything by hand with only beautiful natural ingredients.  Every candle is carefully poured by hand in small batches, made with traditional skills & aroha in the beautiful Bay of Plenty.

  • Never leave a burning candle unattended

  • Keep candles away from children & pets

  • Keep candles away from flammable materials or overly crowed settings

  • Remove any paper or labels from the candle before burning

  • Always use a candle-holder specifically designed for candle use. The holder should be heat resistant, sturdy & large enough to contain any drips or melted wax 

  • Burn candles in a draft free environment away from fans, open windows, air ducts etc. This will help prevent any dripping

  • Light the wick from the base of the wick, where the wick comes out of the candle to allow the beeswax to absorb the wick

  • Trim the wick before each use, keep it trimmed to about 1.5cm

  • How do you properly light a beeswax candle?
    For the best results, light your beeswax candle at the base of the wick. Keep the source of the flame in contact with the wick until a small pool of wax develops. Beeswax has a high melting point so it’s important to ensure it is lit properly for the optimal burn time.
  • What are the benefits of Beeswax?
    Beeswax has long been used for making candles. The benefits are extensive, including when burnt beeswax candles are the only candle to actively clean the air rather than pollute. They release negative ions which bind to positive pollutant ions. Great for cleaning the air, especially useful in the kitchen.
  • Why is the beeswax different colours?
    Beeswax varies a great deal in colour. Sometimes it is light amber. Sometimes it comes out more like butterscotch pudding. Sometimes it can be a bright yellow. This is due in part to how much the wax has been filtered and just as important the type of flowers the bees have been foraging on. It stands to reason like honey, the wax would be lighter when the bees forage on clover than when they are on something like camelia or lavender.
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