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Pure Beeswax Candles

Pure beeswax candles are made as a by product of the honey processing at Northumberland Honey Co. Wax cappings and the melting / recyling of honey combs produces a beautiful golden yellow wax with a lovely honey aroma. All candles are made with our pure beeswax ensuring the finest quality.

30g blocks or  500g rounds are available if you would like to try your hand at making your own beeswax candles.

We have a range of candles in stock for immediate despatch with quick, free delivery.

Talking purity, our candle wick is also pure cotton.

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Benefits of Beeswax Candles

Beeswax has long been used for making candles. The benefits are extensive, including when burnt these candles help to actively clean the air rather than pollute. They release negative ions which bind to positive pollutant ions. (Read more about the benefits of beeswax candles and negative ions here.)

Especially useful in the kitchen or rooms where odours develop. Unscented, these candles have a slight honey aroma only. Coupled with our pure cotton wicks, these candles burn clean and pure.

Northumberland Honey Co also carry environmental responsibility as a core ethos, after all we are beekeepers and looking after the environment dictates our bees success.

Where possible we only ship in recycled materials, paper wrap and if we have to use plastic for the safe shipping of jars or bottles we use re-usable, recyclable airsacs.


How to Use Beeswax Candles
- Burn Time

Firstly to understand how best to use beeswax candles you need to know that beeswax has a lower melting point than parrafin and soy candles. Therefore beeswax candles are best burnt on a plate or similar heat proof surface rather than in a lantern (as this increases the heat the candle is subject to – speeding up burn time)
Burn time on beeswax candles is generally longer per weight of candle as the wax is more dense.

- How to Light Beeswax Candles

When first lighting a beeswax candle the flame will be quite large, much larger than the ‘resting’ flame. This is because on the initial burn the wax is drawn through the wick. There may be some soot/ large flame persisting for 5-10 minutes after which time the flame tends to settle.


It is important to burn the candle on a level heat proof surface, avoid drafts (which will cause flame flicker and dripping) and burn for approx 4 hours on the initial burn. 

How to Use Beeswax Candles
- Extinguishing

The wick used for beeswax candles is thicker than the wick in other candles (which allows for a larger flame further from the wax thus keeping the wax cooler). Therefore when it comes to extinguishing beeswax candles this is best done with a candle snuffer and will create less smoke. If blowing out conventionally expect more smoke/ soot. Usually beeswax candles stop smoking around 30 seconds after extinguishing depending on size of the candle.

Re-lighting Beeswax Candles

Following the initial burn, when it comes to re-lighting the candle, ensure the wick is trimmed to around 6mm. If the wick isn’t trimmed and has a curl present, this will place the flame to one side of the candle, which may cause guttering and dripping.

We hope this guidance helps you to get the best out of your pure beeswax candles.

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Beeswax Candle Making

Bulk beeswax is available for candle making. From 30 gram blocks to 500g rounds and multiples thereof. This is the purest finest beeswax available to buy for candle making, wood turning, leather work, beeswax wrap making. 

Pure Beeswax Block