Monday, May 10, 2010

Bee Hive Candles Review and Giveaway!

Hi Neighbors,

Nice to see you out At the Fence today. I wanted to share with you about Bee Hive Candles. Their candles are hand made from beeswax. The Beeswax candles come in a variety of shapes, sizes and colors. They have pillars, votives, tapers, tealights, and tins. Along with these they have Honeycomb candles and Aromatherapy. Accessories and gift packs are available also. These are the first Beeswax Candles I have ever tried, and quite honestly, I am impressed. I will be adding pictures later today.

According to the company the Beeswax "is an all natural product with no additives or fillers. It is nontoxic, safe enough to eat, and often used in cosmetics. (No, I did not try eating mine:)!) Beeswax is hypo allergenic, great for people with allergies or other sensitivities, and for those of us who want a safe, clean burning candle in our home." Even the wick is a lead free cotton.

If you have never burned a Beeswax candle before, make sure you check out their tip page
to make sure you have all the facts before using your candle. There are hints on this page for every type of candle they carry.

Each Beeswax candle releases a natural honey scent as it burns. The votive burns approx. 15 hours each. You can click on each candle type to find their burn time and cost. Here are a couple of interesting tidbits from their site:

"Natural Honey Scent and Color
Our beeswax comes direct from beekeepers in the Pacific Northwest where the honey bees fly among raspberries, fireweed, and wildflowers along the winding Nooksack River. The resulting wax is a beautiful shade of yellow that has a natural aromatic honey fragrance. We simply reshape the bees' creation; the color and the scent are created by the hardworking bees. We do not add anything to our beeswax and only filter out the large particles that could interfere with the flame."

"Naturally Dripless
While there are not any candles that should be allowed to burn unattended, beeswax candles burn safer than others with minimal maintenance. Beeswax candles are naturally drip free and do not require chemicals to make them dripless like paraffin candles. The molecular structure and higher melting point of beeswax makes beeswax candles much better at holding their wax pool. This fact combined with a properly maintained wick and draft free environment will prevent drips from occurring."

"Hand Poured & Hand Finished
We pour each and every solid beeswax pillar, taper, votive, and tea light by hand. It takes a practiced hand to ensure each candle is poured correctly - we don't want any air bubbles, loose wicks, cosmetic streaks or imperfections. Once the beeswax candle has cooled and been removed from the mold, we inspect each candle to ensure it's quality. We have no "factory second" beeswax candles; if the candle doesn't make the quality inspection, it goes right back into the wax melter."

I received 2-6 packs of their Beeswax votive candles, 2-6packs of their Beeswax Tealights, and 2-Aromatherapy (1-Relaxing and 1-Well Being). Of course with this many candles, I just have to share with one of my neighbors, so one of you will have the chance to win 1-6pack of votives, 1-6pack of Tealights, and 1-Aromatherapy (Well Being). Well Being has a "warm woody, yet subtly sweet scent". One winner will receive the set of candles.

Mandatory Entry: Visit Bee Hive Candles, come back and leave a comment with a new fact you learned about Beeswax candles. You do not have to be a blogger to enter, but you MUST leave a valid email where I can reach you, should you win. This giveaway will end 5/24 at 11:59 pm CST. I will use random.org to choose a winner, who will be notified by email. The winner will have 48 hours to respond.

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Disclosure:I did not receive and monetary compensation for this review. I did receive candles for review purposes. All quotes are from the Bee Hive Candles Website. All thoughts and opinions are mine.

70 comments:

Jennifer said...

I learned occasionally it is necessary to gently press the edges of the candle towards the center of the candle to ensure that all of the beeswax burns properly jk.gorcery@gmail.com

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Traci66 said...

Mandatory: I learned beehives candles are hypo-allergenic, long burning, smoke & soot free and are dripless.
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Kat said...

I learned that when burned in a draft free environment with the wick trimmed properly, the beeswax candles burn clean without smoke or soot.

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I learned that I can buy an aromatherapy set with one of each scent. Kathy
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I learned that they have no additivies or fillers in them

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Anne said...

I found out they burn smoke free, love that.
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I learned that they are smoke and soot free.

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Michele P. said...

I learned that the owner was a summertime bee keeper who began experimenting with beeswax and making candles for family and friends before starting their company in 2000. All of their beeswax comes from bee keepers they know personally and it is all from the US.

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Aileen said...

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Katy~The Country Blossom said...

I think it is absolutely fantastic they are drip-free as well as good for people who have allergies! I also love that it is 100% beeswax with no fillers! :)

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bleatham said...

I learned beehives candles are hypo-allergenic...which I desperately need!
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Robyn said...

I learned: We don't simply pop the candles from the molds - we clean the wicks, level the bottoms, and expertly hand roll each candle to make a beautifully smooth exterior surface that lets the beeswax shine like no other candle.

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sweetmelbelle31 said...

I have learned that It is non-toxic, safe enough to eat, and often used in cosmetics. It is most commonly used as a clean burning & bright fuel source as a beeswax candle.

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debbie said...

I learned voltives are best left to burn in one session.
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