Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Candle-Making: The Benefits of Beeswax

There are many choices of wax for candle-makers; from inexpensive petroleum-based paraffin to vegetable-based soy or palm wax. With it's beautiful golden shade, beeswax is a popular choice simply because it is easy to work with, it's all-natural, and it burns longer and cleaner than candles made with most other waxes. Beeswax is a substance secreted by the worker honey bees used for the construction of their honeycomb. It has a wonderfully pleasant honey aroma when burned in a candle. After spending so much time around fragrance oils at Otion on a daily basis, nothing beats the natural scent and ambiance of a basic beeswax candle at the end of the day.

Also, this wax is very strong! Your candle might dent if you drop it, but it will not shatter. We sell our beeswax in granule pastille form for easy measuring and convenience. Give it a try, I think you'll like it!

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