Plastic Squeeze Pot
Plastic Squeeze Pot
Typically, honey that contains more than 18% moisture
allows certain organisms to grow resulting in fermentation.
To avoid this it is important to keep your honey in a tightly
Different flower, Different colour, Different taste!
Depending on the season and the flower type the bees collect it from,
honey comes in varieties of different colours. The light coloured
honey, often collected from clover, is milder in taste. The dark
coloured honey, often collected from buckwheat, is stonger in taste.
Alot of your local produce grown in our area has been pollinated by
Our candles are made with our own PURE beeswax!
The healthiest candles by far are beeswax candles and vegetable wax candles made
from hydrogenated soy, palm and coconut oils.
Beeswax candles are the most natural candles of all. Since the wax is a by-product of
honey, these candles give off a sweet scent and burn clean. Although more expensive
than paraffin or soy, beeswax candles last up to three times longer. Beware of
candles labelled blended beeswax since these will often contain paraffin. Look
instead for the 100% beeswax label.
Toxic Wax in Common Candles
The most common candles are made of paraffin wax, a cheap sludge waste product
of the petroleum industry.
When paraffin burns, benzene and toluene are released into the air, both known
carcinogens (cancer causing agent).
Burning paraffin also produces petrol-carbon soot which are carbon particles that
don't fully burn but are incandescent, giving the flame its bright white yellow colour.
This soot has the toxins found in diesel, which ends up as residue on walls, ceilings,
fabrics and even in the ventilation system.
The Canadian and American Lung Association both caution against prolonged
exposure to fragrances and soot for the very young, the elderly and those with
Lighting up Lead
Even more dangerous are candles with metal-core wicks, favoured because they
don't fall over into the wax when lit.
Metal wicks release lead into the atmosphere. Burning four metal-wick candles for
only 2 hours results in enough airborne lead concentrations to pose a threat to human
health, especially young children.
Canadian manufacturers label their candles for fire safety, but they are not obliged to
disclose hazardous, toxic or carcinogenic compounds used as ingredients.
Be sure to buy candles with paper, cotton or hemp wicks and avoid those with shiny
metal wire inside. Trim all wicks to half a cm (1/4 inch) to help complete combustion
and reduce soot build-up. Keep candles out of drafts since wind makes candles burn
faster and puts more toxins into the air. Paraffin candles that are slow-burning (they
often feel greasy) have even more additives and should be avoided altogether. Keep a
burning candle out of reach of children. Never leave a candle burning unattended.
Beeswax Candles may develop
a powdery look called
"bloom". This is simply a
natural process of the softer
oils of the beeswax rising to
the surface and not a sign of
"bad" wax. To remove bloom,
simply blow with a hair dryer
and it will disappear in
seconds leaving your candle
looking brand new!
removed by heat
The natural alternative to
Use to wrap cheese, bread,
fruits, vegetables or snacks!
honey - candles - wraps
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