Why Beeswax Candles

Burning a 100% pure beeswax candle is something that every candle lover should experience. The golden flame and sweet, natural honey scent inspires serenity and romance. As it illuminates with same spectrum as the sun, it also invigorates. Its ion producing benefits are known to be an aphrodisiac for the body and soul.

Revered for over 4 millennia for their purity and their bright, clean light, our beeswax candles are funky and rustic, contemporary and classic, utility and luxury, raw and refined, beauty and nature, all poured into one. These candles speak to the two sides of everyone.

We choose Cheeky Bee beeswax candles for their purity of 100% Pure Canadian beeswax. The beeswax comes from from local, ethical and environmentally aware beekeepers. The warm and rich candles are painstakingly hand crafted in Ontario, Canada. The producer still, stubbornly, uses the timeless methods that our chandler ancestors have used over the last 4000 years.

Each candle is hand poured, hand dripped, hand dipped and hand finished. In fact, Cheeky Bee are proud of the fact that their small "factory" is devoid of any plugged in equipment. In an age of computers and machinery, this may not be fiscally prudent, but it is true to their ancient craft.

"We were sceptical about hearing that beeswax candles actually clean the air. We used your beeswax candles in our RV, and after two days of use, the musty smell we had was gone. Thanks so much. Now rarely a day goes by without lighting up one of your candles in our RV or at home".

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Beeswax is the only fuel known to science that releases a negative ion as it burns. Negative ions are proven to eliminate dust, pollen, mould, smoke, food odour and pet dander, as well as airborne germs and bacteria. These ions are nature's way of cleaning up man's pollution.

Negative ions are a fundamental aspect of our planet's survival and are found in high concentrations in several ecological areas like mountain regions, seashores, waterfalls, and oceans. Electrical storms and rainfall also release a tremendous amount of negative ions. They help alleviate asthma and allergies and invigorate the most basic cells of the human body. Beeswax also promotes healthier and less fitful sleep and dream patterns.

Unlike paraffin's "burn off", beeswax reacts more like water and evaporates by the heat of the flame. This is one of the reasons why beeswax doesn't smoke. This is also why we recommend that you maintain the wick at ¼ inch (the higher the flame, the hotter the flame, the faster the evaporation). Beeswax has a considerably higher melting point than paraffin. Because it takes longer to melt, it therefore burns much slower. This is how we are able to claim such incredible burn times for our candles.

As a result, beeswax burns very efficiently and thus costs pennies an hour to burn, making it economical as well. We utilize an all natural plant fibre wick in our candles. This is consistent with the purity and perfection of our wax. Our wick is better able to withstand the high melting point of beeswax, thereby allowing one to safely use the entire candle right down to the base.

With each Cheeky Bee candle, you are guaranteed the cleanest beeswax available. They fully render the wax and put each batch through a triple–filter process. This removes any and all impurities and exemplifies the best and most beautiful beeswax that nature has to offer. It burns with a brilliant, golden flame that will enhance any spiritual experience. It's positive vibration will charm and illuminate – bringing heightened connection, awareness, and positive energy to any gathering or meditative session.

Beeswax comes in a variety of shades and tones depending on the region and the nectar's source from which it is harvested. The Cheeky Bee candles, use only the cappings of the hive, meaning we do not use the traditionally darker comb wax. It is interesting to note that the various shades of beeswax and honey eerily resembles the skin tones of every human being on earth.

Bees will travel over 80,000 km and pollinate over 2 million flowers to generate ¼ of a pound of pure beeswax. Beeswax is actually white, but turns yellow due to the natural colour of pollen, something bees collect in abundance. The sweet aroma is the true essence of 10,000 flowers.

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