Can I use the Calendula Beeswax Skin Cream for eczema or psoriasis?We do have customer who use it for eczema or psoriasis and have had good results. Take a small amount, about the size of a small pea, and gently rub between your hands to soften, then apply to hands, feet, face or anywhere you need relief from dry, itchy skin. Also try our Milk, Honey and Oatmeal handmade soap to nourish and moisturized your skin.
Can I use the Beeswax Lip Balm under lip stick?Yes, our Beeswax Lip Balm goes on clear and is perfect for using under lipstick to keep lips moist and protected.
What is the best way to take care of my beeswax candles?Never leave candles burning unattended in room. Keep out of reach of children and remove any potential flammable material in the area of a burning candle. Keep wick trimmed to 1/4" for pillars but do not trim wick on tappers. If the wick is too short the wax won't burn properly causing dripping. Pure beeswax candles will occasionally develop a bloom (whitish film) on the outside of the candle. This is a natural occurrence in 100% pure beeswax candles and can easily be wiped away with a soft cloth bringing it back to its natural shiny appearance. To light candle tilt the wick slightly. Allow candle to burn until wax forms a pool near to the edge each time. As the molten pool nears the edge gently "hug" the candle to bring the outside walls in gently. This will help the candle to burn evenly and prevent tunnelling in the centre.
What are the benefits of 100% beeswax candles?
Made from renewable resource.
Beeswax is made by young bees as they go about producing and storing honey in the hive. A thin layer of wax is used to seal the honey in the comb. It is this thin layer of cappings that beekeepers extract when they collect the honey from the hive. When the capping are rendered and filtered with care some of the honey is absorbed giving the wax a sweet aroma and a brilliant yellow colour. A variety of tones of yellow wax is due to different flower sources, but beige to brown wax is usually found in lower quality wax and not suitable for beeswax candles. Nothing else is added, just 100% clean beeswax.
Dripless, minimal or no smoke
Our all cotton wicking is matched to the size of the candles so that you get an even burning candle that consumes the clean wax as it melts. We craft the best 100% pure beeswax candles money can buy. In order to ensure even burning always keep beeswax candles away from drafts to avoid uneven burning and smoking. Keeping the wick trimmed to 1/4" will also help the candle to burn correctly. Candles should be kept on a straight heat resistant surface for even burning to prevent dripping.
The best way to extinguish flame it to sink wick in molten pool of wax with match end and straighten upright.
When beeswax burns it freshens the room with a natural honey aroma.
Non-toxic and non allergenic. No artificial scents are added that can be released into the air as it burns and cause problems if you have asthma, allergies or other respiratory ailments.
Clean and long burning
Because beeswax melts at a higher point than paraffin, it takes longer to melt, therefore burns much slower and very efficiently. Costing pennies an hour to burn making it economical too.
We start with a cleaning processes that takes quality beeswax cappings and renders them to remove all impurities . The wax is then filtered and the result is beautiful natural beeswax ready to be created into hand-made candle that will burn longer and cleaner.
Do you have to store honey in the refrigerator?
No honey can be stored in your pantry or counter. It is one of the few foods that never goes bad!
Can you do anything to keep honey for going solid?Most honey will naturally crystallize over time. When it happens, simply place the jar of honey in a pot of warm water and let sit for about 20 minutes. The crystals will then melt and the honey will be liquid again and ready to be used.
What is the difference between raw honey and creamed honey?Raw honey is extracted from the honeycomb and allowed to settle then placed into jars. No heat or filtration is applied so as to preserve all the natural vitamins, enzymes and other nutritional properties. It is the closes to eating honey in the comb without the comb. So it is not uncommon to find flecks of bee pollen, honeycomb bits, and propolis in raw honey. Creamed honey is honey that is deliberately forced to crystallize. Having the texture of butter, finely granulated honey makes an exceptional spread.
Why is your honey not pasteurized and is it harmful?Honey is loaded with natural minerals, vitamins and flavor that would be destroyed in pasteurization. Honey is also naturally anti-bacterial, making pasteurization unnecessary. With its high density and acidity, it presents a very unfriendly medium for bacterial growth. Humans from every part of the world have been eating unpasteurized natural honey for centuries. It is only within the last few decades that honey has been pasteurized unnecessarily.