Beeswax Facts & Help
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Beeswax has always been known for its superiority. This natural wax produced by honeybees is great for making soaps, lotions and of course, candles. Candles made with beeswax burn clean and produce negative ions that purify the air, ridding your home of allergens, toxins and dust. Many individuals with asthma or respiratory issues are known to burn beeswax candles to help their breathing. Beeswax candles also burn 3 to 5 times longer than other waxes such as paraffin and soy. Burning a beeswax candle is known to stimulate the pituitary gland, increasing creativity, dream activity and intuition.
Burning Beeswax Candles - Tips & Tricks
Due to its superiority, extra time and attention must be devoted to burning beeswax candles. Below are some tips to allow proper burning of your candle:
- Never leave a burning candle unattended.
- Keep away from children and pets.
- Keep the wick trimmed to 1/4 inch to experience a bright, clean flame.
- During the initial burn, be sure to let the wax pool reach the edge of the candle to avoid tunneling.
- For tin candles, a minimum burn time of 4 hours is required for the first burn to experience the most of the candle. Otherwise, you may notice leftover wax on the edge of the tin.
- Beeswax burns at a lower melting point, therefore, longer burning times are necessary to enjoy the most of your candle.
- Be sure to light the wick at the base of where the wick meets the wax. This will help to kickstart the cotton wick and also help it to burn smoother.
- Be sure to set the pillar candles on a plate or holder in a draftless area.
- If you notice the wick is leaning more towards one side, use a metal instrument such as a screwdriver to help the wick center itself again. This will help the candle burn evenly.
- As your pillar candle burns down the center, be sure to "hug" the sides. Simply press the sides of the candle gently inward to help the outside wax melt easier.