We pride ourselves on making a better candle. We source premium local beeswax, high quality tallow, and organic coconut oil for a fabulously creamy blend that holds and distributes scent well, and burns cleanly. These are sustainable natural resources. Although they are much more expensive (4x the cost of soy wax, and 8x the cost of paraffin wax), they have a much smaller environmental impact. I wrote a previous post about why I was no longer using soy wax. You can read it here-- https://besemnaturalscents.com/blogs/news/the-end-of-soy
I want to spend a little time explaining why we use the raw materials we use. Today, I will explain some of the reasons I am in love with beeswax!
Beeswax is rare and expensive. It is estimated that the bees must fly 150,000 miles to collect enough nectar to produce 6 pounds of honey, just to secrete 1 pound of wax. For every 100 pounds of honey harvested, the beekeeper is able to obtain 2-4 pounds of beeswax. It is (obviously =) created by bees. It is 100% natural and chemical free. It is not processed in any way, just melted and filtered-- several times. It is the oldest candle known to man and has been prized since ancient times. Beeswax has a high melting point, which results in a significantly longer burn time. It burns strong and bright. It emits a bright white flame of the same light spectrum as the sun. When trimmed properly, it emits no soot. Not to mention that it has a wonderful, faint honey scent-- a gift from nature!
So, why not just use beeswax? Why add tallow? Check back for more…..