1.What is beeswax?
Bee wax or beeswax is a natural product made from the honeycomb of bees. Candles made from beeswax have a unique quality of purifying the air and are proved to effectively reduce allergies, caused due to toxins in the air. Beeswax releases negative ions when it burns. Pollen, dust, dirt, pollutants, and any other toxins in the air all carry a positive charge, and hence are suspended in the air. The negative ions released from burning beeswax negate the positive charge of air contaminants, and the neutralized ions are sucked back into the burning candle or fall to the ground. Many air purifiers and water filters harness this effective negative ion technology.
2.What are the benefits of Beeswax?
Beeswax is burns longer and cleanly. Burning beeswax candles are a natural air-purifier. Beeswax candles have a bright, golden flame and are virtually dripless in a draft free environment. You don’t want to have a fan on or a draft near your candles. Your candles cannot burn properly.
3.What is the whitish film that develops over time in Beeswax candles?
All of our 100% pure beeswax candles will develop “bloom” over time. The whitish film is an indicator of purity and is cherished by candle connoisseurs. Bloom is defined in the Merriam Webster’s Dictionary as a “state or time of beauty, freshness and vigor.” Fully developed bloom will sparkle beautifully in the light and look like crystals or snowflakes. Many candle lovers like the look of fully bloomed candles. If you prefer a polished look, simply buff with a soft cloth.
4.Why would I choose beeswax candles over paraffin candles?
One of the most popular candle waxes is Paraffin – and it is also one of the most harmful and toxic waxes to use. Paraffin is a petroleum by-product. It is bleached and cleaned with benzene, solvents and other chemicals to prepare it for candle use. It produces soot and emissions when burned, causing allergies and asthma for those with sensitivities. A study by the American Chemical Association revealed that burning candles made from paraffin is an unrecognised source of exposure to indoor air pollution.
5.How do you make your beeswax candles?
Healing Candles by Kamalrukh Khan are all handmade by hand pouring in to moulds.
6. Why would I buy beeswax Healing Candles by Kamalrukh Khan?
Healing Candles by Kamalrukh Khan has its main focus on making hand-made beeswax candles. They are positively energised candles, with non-toxic aromas used for healing and relaxation purposes. They are each custom-made to your liking of aromas or combination of aromas. The candles need to have just the right amount of aromas and essential oils for them to be safe and burn well.
7.Why do beeswax pillar candles burn a tunnel down the middle when burnt ?
Beeswax pillar candles need to be burned at least 3 hours to form a pool of melted wax the width of the candles. Do not burn a Beeswax Pillar Candle for a short period of time. Pillars are designed to burn for long periods of time: at least 3-4 hours each time you light it. If they are burnt for a shot period of time, they burn a tunnel down he middle.
8.Do Beeswax candles have a shelf life?
No. As long as the wick of the beeswax candles are intact, they last for many years. They do not go rancid. However they will develop bloom, which signifies the purity of t he candles.
9.What is the proper way to burn beeswax candles ?
Always light the beeswax candle from the base of the wick and not the tip. If the flame is too large or a carbon ‘mushroom’ forms on the tip, that means the wick needs a trim. Instead of blowing out the candle, dunk the wick in the wax pool and straighten. If you fold the wax into the wax pool the candle consumes more wax and keeps the flame brighter and it lasts longer. However, some people like to form a mantle where they can see the light shine through. In such a case, don’t let it get too deep as it will act as a chimney which means your candle may have to fight to breathe and it will smoke. Fold it in a little so the some of the wax melts and only a short mantle is left.
10.Why are beeswax candles expensive?
There is no such thing as cheap beeswax candles. Beeswax candles are generally more expensive that any other type of candles. 100% pure beeswax is very hard and heavier than blended candles. When you pick it up you will feel the weight in your hands. They have a richer looking colour and a subtle honey scent. When shopping for beeswax candles (because you want all the benefits of beeswax) make sure the candle says “100% pure beeswax candles”.
11.Why would one choose beeswax candles over other natural candles like soy wax or palm wax?
Beeswax candles come in their natural state. The only process the wax goes through is filtering. It doesn’t go rancid like soy wax. Both soy wax and palm wax are hydrogenated and both come with concerns about their environmental impact.