Burn until there is a full melt pool to help use up all the wax over time.

It takes approximately 1 hour to achieve a full melt pool; use this as your holy hour timer.

Votives will not contain their melt pool on their own; always use a holder to keep the wax contained.

Tealights & Votives:

Always trim the wick to 1/4" (5mm) before lighting (all candles will arrive ready to burn; trim wicks, if necessary, after burning).

If the flame starts to smoke, flicker, become too large (not teardrop-shaped anymore), or a carbon cap develops, extinguish the flame and trim before relighting.

Light the wick from the base, not the tip, to get wax flowing and be careful to keep debris out of the wax.

Burn in a draft-free environment to avoid dripping (beeswax usually burns drip-free).

Never leave a burning candle unattended.

candle care 101

- Skincare
- Cosmetics
- Hair & beard care
- Preventing rust on tools
- Pysanky (Ukrainian Easter eggs)
- Shoe polish
- Weather/waterproofing clothes
- Fabric food wrap
- Crayons

Other Uses for Beeswax:

Beeswax is 100% natural and renewable since it is produced by honeybees.

Beeswax candles are smokeless, dripless, and purify the air while lit. The negative ions produced by burning beeswax helps clear the air of dust and other allergens.

Beeswax candles burn brighter, hotter, and longer than other wax. The natural honey aroma is pleasant while not overpowering, a great non-toxic alternative to burning scented candles.

benefits of beeswax

Beeswax is produced by honey bees ingesting honey; honey itself is a symbol for the sweetness of the Word of God.

The candles used in Mass must be made of at least 51% beeswax.

If the altar candles go out during mass, the priest must stop and relight them.

Did You Know?

Blessed candles used in worship are considered sacramentals, which are holy things the church uses to help us cooperate with the grace received in the sacraments.

Beeswax candles are the most appropriate to symbolize Jesus’ humanity, the Word made flesh, as beeswax is pure and sweet. The wax of a candle symbolizes His sacred body. The wick in the center, His soul. The flame, His divinity. The burning candle is also a symbol of the sacrifice Christ made on the cross.

In the Sacrament of Baptism, the new Catholic will receive a candle lit from the Paschal Candle — the symbol of His life, death, and resurrection — so that they may walk in the light of Christ. At the Easter vigil, the light from the Paschal Candle is spread throughout the church among the faithful; the Light of the World ablaze in their hearts.

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