Beeswax tealight candles | Australia
100% pure beeswax
9 in stock
Pure Australian made beeswax tealight candles
Natural, light honey aroma with gorgeous ambience.
Beautiful clean burning beeswax tealight candles with pure cotton wicks and 4 hour burn time. Sustainably and ethically harvested beeswax local in South East QLD.
- Box of 6
- Approx 1.6cm high x 3.6cm wide
- Cotton wick
- Metal tin
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These tealights should be lit for a minimum of 2 hours. Ideally the wax pool should reach the edge of the aluminium container to get the best amount of time out of your candle life. If this doesn’t occur, the candle will tunnel and you wont get the best burn out of the candle.
Ensure there is a good amount of wax (ideally a minimum of 6mm wax) in the bottom of your tealight each time you light it. This will ensure that all of the wax is used in the candle to prevent waste.
Always light and burn a candle on a heat proof surface. Do not remove metal tin from candle.
Ensure when your candle is lit is is free from flammable objects and cannot come into contact with anything (paper, tissues, curtains, anything flammable).
Keep out of reach of children or always use with constant supervision.
Why you should choose beeswax candles
- Superior burn to paraffin, soy or palm wax
- Highest melting point of any wax with less drips and wax pools
- Longer burn time compared to other types of wax
- Warm golden flame adding to natural ambiance
- Burn is smoke free
- Natural health benefits from ionising the air when it is light purifying your air from dust, pollen, odours, toxins, mould and mildew
- Supporting natural beekeepers
- Delicious natural honey scent
Why we won’t stock other types of candles
- Paraffin wax is a by-product of petrochemical fuels. It is the black sludge that has been rejected by the oil industry that is then bleached. A known carcinogen chemical is then added to form solid blocks.
- Paraffin is often used blended with other waxes to create a stronger scent.
- Palm oil wax is absolutely not a sustainable choice with irresponsible plantation expansion devastating critical habitats and threatening wildlife. It is often mixed with other waxes as a cheap option
- Soy wax is made from the soy plant. However, it is not natural. The soybean matter is separated from the oil which is then refined and bleached. The oil is then heated and chemically distilled with hexane, bleached with chlorine, deodorized with boric acid and then hydrogenated.
- It is also estimated that soy exports have displaced forests in Brazil, Bolivia, Uruguay and Paraguay making sustainably sourced soy not particularly accessible. There are also major concerns about the use of pesticides and fertilisers within the industry.
- In order for a soy candle to be labelled as “Pure Soy Candle’ it only has to be 51% soy and may actually be blended with paraffin or palm wax.
Why we won’t use scent in our candles
- In order for a candle to have a good quality ‘scent throw’ you need to use approximately 6-9% of fragrance oils.
- Fragrance oils are not natural. They are often also petroleum based, again exposing you with potential toxins
- Commonly emitted VOCs related to scent in candles include formaldehyde, petroleum distillates, alcohol and esters. All of which can cause a range of health problems ranging from headaches, dizziness and allergy symptoms such as asthma and respiratory tract infections.
- Often cited are natural candles fragranced with essential oils. I have two problems with this. As stated about you generally need 6-9% of oil to add fragrance to a candle. And often essential oils don’t have the same scent profiles meaning you may need more. Essential oils are a precious resource and should be used as such. Sparingly and only when they can really be used to their full potential. It seems to me burning them in a candle when you could easily have the option to diffuse them seems like a wasted opportunity to actually enjoy their benefits.