Paraffin is a toxic byproduct of the oil industry. Paraffin candles are cheaper than beeswax candles, but they are made from a nonrenewable resource: petroleum. Burning them gives off many of the same toxic fumes found in auto exhaust. Paraffin candles are relatively short burning, excessively drippy, and produce a disorganized light spectrum similar to old-fashioned incandescent bulbs. The petrol soot they produce can eventually stain surfaces in your home. They are often filled with artificial fragrances and colors which also produce toxins and stains when burned.
Beeswax must be clean to burn properly. Our beeswax is as clean as it comes. We gently filter our beeswax to siphon off any impurities — even down to the size of a grain of pollen — without chemicals or bleach. We take the time and care needed to ensure that our long-lasting beeswax candles burn well.
We take care to use only 100% cotton wicks for the most healthful flame possible. We’ve tested for best burn quality to choose the right cotton wick for each of our candle designs. See our burning tips for more information on making your candles last.
This is a good indicator that you’ve got a pure beeswax candle. As natural oils present in beeswax come to the surface, it’s called bloom. Bloom can be removed by wiping the surface with a clean, lint-free cloth. As a burning tip, it’s always a good idea to gently wipe the top of your candle — being careful not to break the wick — before burning.
We keep our beeswax 100% pure. We never add artificial scents or toxic colorants. We gently filter our beeswax to siphon off any impurities — even down to the size of a grain of pollen — without chemicals or bleach. Every step of our process is designed to bring out the natural beauty of beeswax, period.
Our shop is located in Dripping Springs, Texas. We work exclusively with Texas beekeepers to collect our 100% pure domestic beeswax. Beeswax Co. has been proudly producing 100% pure beeswax candles in Texas since 1997. We love it here.
No. Beeswax is very dense and holds up well to shipping temperatures year-round. If for any reason, you receive a damaged product, just let us know and we will take care of it. Check here for all the information on our shipping and returns. If you have a question not covered here, do not hesitate to give us a call at 1-888-574-2445.
You can turn leftover beeswax into household goods that are good for you with our simple beeswax recipes. We also happily accept your beeswax donations — we clean donated beeswax and pour fresh candles that we give to charitable organizations right here in Texas.
Beeswax candles burn longer than other kinds of candles and do not drip. Beeswax candles emit a bright, healthful light with the same light spectrum as the sun. They also emit negative ions that actually clean the air and invigorate the body. Beeswax candles are naturally scented by nectar of flowers and honey packed into the honeycomb from which they are made. They come from a 100% natural and renewable resource: beeswax.
We make it as easy as possible for you to shop our 100% pure beeswax candles — online, by phone, by mail, and in select stores too. Check our how to shop page for all of the details. You can shop beeswax candles or bulk beeswax right on this site, or check find our products for a retailer near you. If you need more help or want to place an order by phone, do not hesitate to give us a call at 1-888-574-2445.
Beeswax is a 100% natural substance made by bees. Bees collect nectar and pollen to make honey to feed the hive. As they eat honey, their bodies make wax. Chewing this wax with a little more honey, the bees build combs designed to store extra honey for the hive. When the time is just right, beekeepers open these “honey pantries” to collect the honey. We work with Texas beekeepers to collect spent combs — then we clarify the beeswax to handcraft our 100% pure beeswax candles.