Why Beeswax?


First and foremost, our Beeswax Candles are hand-made from 100% Pure Cappings Beeswax (and nothing else!).

Pure Cappings Beeswax candles:

- produce negative ions, which cleanse the air of dust, odors, toxins, pollen's, molds, and viruses, as well as harmonizes and balances the human spirit!

- are completely non-toxic, non-allergenic and non-carcinogenic. With its healthful negative ions and warm, haloed glow they act like indoor air purifiers. Pure cappings beeswax candles are the cleanest burning candles that you will ever burn.

- are longer burning than any other candles, including vegetable/soy waxes, costing only pennies an hour to burn.

- burns with a bright, golden halo while exuding a natural, honey essence.

- is proven to be beneficial for people who have allergies, environmental sensitivities and just too much stress in their life..


The Positive Side to *Negative Ions*

POSITIVE IONS ~ Science has proven that, microscopically, any "thing" floating in the air, be it in your home, office or outdoors, is doing so because it has become "positively charged". This includes everything from dust and pollen to toxic residues and emissions coming from household furnishings, rugs, construction materials, including viruses, bacteria and germs. Even odors such as food smells from cooking, household pets, mold and mildew, all remain "smelly" because they are "positively charged", and suspended in the air and thus, are readily inhaled by us. These toxins become positively charged by static electricity, like the friction from walking across carpets or from the dry, recycled air produced by the heating systems we all use, as well as the flow of electricity required by all our appliances, such as refrigerator motors, computers, etc.
Mother Nature*s Balancing Act ~ It is a proven fact that people feel better when they go to the ocean and breathe in the sea air. We have the same exhilarating experience when visiting waterfalls, in the woods or just about anywhere after a fresh rain and thunderstorm. This is the wonder of Mother Nature as each of these natural phenomena creates and pump an abundance of 'negative ions' into the air, leaving the Great Outdoors, so fresh, clean and balanced that we can both smell and feel the  difference.

NEGATIVE IONS ~ are the good ones in this case. The scientific principle at work here is that a proper balance of negative ions attract and bind with the positive ions, creating complete molecules which have a heavier weight mass and a balanced charge.

So when negative ions (created in Mother Nature or by burning 100% pure beeswax candles) are released into a stagnant, positively charged, indoor environment, those particles bearing the positive charge (toxins, dust, odors, etc.) are immediately and rapidly attracted to and then bind with the negatively charged ions.

Now, what once were positively charged, floating toxins, are no longer suspended, because after bonding with the negative ions, they have changed their "molecular state* and are much heavier, so they simply fall out of the air. The result is an indoor living space that not only provides cleaner air for you and your loved ones to breath, but is also more balanced and relaxing.


Why should we burn Beeswax and not Paraffin?

Beeswax is produced by honey bees from the pure and abundant Natural Nectars of Mother Nature's Flowers. Bees transform the pollen and nectars of flowers into a most amazing array of products including honey, royal jelly, propolis, bee pollen and beeswax. Cappings beeswax is the thin seal of wax that the bee places over the honeycomb cell after it has filled it with honey. This hair thin seal is then removed by the beekeeper just prior to centrifugally extracting the honey from the frames of honeycomb cells. Remember, only a candle made of this pure, bee-produced cappings wax, and nothing else, will actually emit negative ions.


Ambience and Balance

Our pure cappings beeswax candles all burn with a golden flame, a luminous halo and a non-perfumed aroma, reflective of the flowers and honey that wax came from. This soft aroma emitted by beeswax has actually been proven to relax and de-stress people.

From the beginning of time, beeswax was used in churches, temples and religious ceremonies to help people relax. The fact that most churches now use paraffin, or even worse, liquid paraffin, is somewhat of a reflection of where the churches priorities now fall.


How Bees Do It

Bees travel around to flowers picking up pollen, propolis, and nectar and bring it back to the hive. The younger bees at the hive then make the honey, eat the honey, and go into a comatose sleep for a short while.

The bees then wake up with their wax gland, which is just under the abdomen, filled. They then secret the wax and use it to build the comb and cap the hive locking in the babies and honey for future use.

It takes 1,000 flowers to yield 100 drops of nectar; that 100 drops of nectar will yield 10 drops of honey. The 10 drops of honey will yield 1 drop of beeswax.

It takes 160,000 bees 7 trips around the world to make just 1 pound of beeswax. This is one of the reasons beeswax is such a precious commodity and so expensive.

Granny Kate’s candles are all pure unadulterated beeswax and we use only beeswax cappings leaving the comb for the bees to finish on, from a local apiary (bee farm).

When you burn beeswax it is a negative ion emitter and is friendly for those with allergies and asthma. Dust, mold, pollen, odors, allergens, food odors, smoke odors and pet odors fall to the ground. People with asthma, allergies and emphysema, can breath easier and may actually ask you to light your candle.

For maximum benefit and effect Beeswax should be left unadulterated (i.e. uncolored and unscented) therefore Granny Kate does not scent or color her beeswax candles unless requested.