The following information will help you care and enjoy your
beeswax candle and products.
Beeswax naturally occurs in different colours – ranging from creamy white, through to pink, orange, bright yellow, caramel and dark brown. This depends on the flowers the bees have collected pollen from and how old the comb wax is. At Serene's, we use premium wax. Therefore only the "capping" wax and white comb wax are used in our candles and products.
Compared with paraffin, soy or palm wax candles, beeswax holds its own. When burned correctly, for its given purpose, beeswax will outperform these other waxes. They give the added benefit of purifying the air naturally leaving a beautiful honey aroma. In the long run, though the upfront cost of a 100% pure beeswax candle will cost more, it will give at least 2-5 times longer burning time than its competitors.
What does this mean? Briefly, beeswax burns smoke free and purifies the air when burned. It emits negative ions drawing positively charged allegiants, through the force of convection, towards its self. These allegiants include; dust, pollens, odours, bacteria, mould and petrol chemical emissions. Other natural ionisers include; moving water (oceans, waterfalls, rain) and plants (rainforests).
Over time and especially in colder weather, beeswax produces a “Bloom”. This naturally occurs and appears as a white film on the candle. This will not affect the quality or efficiency of the candle. It is also another sign that it is 100% pure. To remove the bloom; rub over candle with a cloth vigorously or use a hair dryer on low heat.
Hard working Australians
Now we don’t just mean our bee keepers. To produce a ½ kg of beeswax, a worker bee has to eat at least 4.5kgs of honey, fly 240,000km and visit 33 million flower blossoms. Proudly, our Australian beeswax is reported (by industry sources) to be premium wax, due to its freedom from adulteration and chemical residues.
There’s nothing tricky to taking care of your candles. A few simple rules and a little common sense are all it takes to keep your candles looking lovely.
Always store your candles in a cool, dark and dry place. Tapers or dinner candles should be stored flat to preventing warping.
Avoid burning candles in any glass item not specifically designed for candles.
Candles may fade if they are left in bright light for an extended period-of-time such as: sunlight or harsh indoor lighting.
We use 100% cotton, lead free wicks. Sometimes you will notice a ‘mushrooming’ of the wick after burning. We recommend you remove the black ‘mushroom’ before the next burn.
Trim wicks to 10mm before every use. Always keep the wax pool free of wick trimmings, matches and other debris that could catch fire.
If you like to group your candles, make sure they are at least 8cm apart when burning. Candles placed too closely together can create their own draft and cause the candles to flare.
Beeswax Pillar candles are designed to be stand-alone. This means that these candles should not be placed in walled candle containers, such as Hurricane Lanterns. Place preferably on pillar plates or candelabras.
There’s a special beauty and tranquility to candles, but a lighted candle is also an open flame, and a potential fire hazard if not carefully monitored.
Never leave a burning candle unattended
Never burn a candle on or near anything that might catch fire
Keep candles out of the reach of children and pets
Burn candles in a well-ventilated room.
Use a candle snuffer or extinguish by bending wick into wax pool and stand wick upright directly
Never use water to extinguish a candle
Make sure the candle is completely out and the wick ember is no longer glowing