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 Beeswax Candles    clic any pic


 

Candles of pure beeswax from my own hives 

 

and others in the area are dipped or poured in the kitchen studio. 


The 6" lengths (above photo) take anywhere from 35 to 50 dips 

depending upon temperature of the wax, 

room temperature, desired smoothness of the candle, 

and my patience on that day!


 

 

 

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pairs of beeswax candles become: 

   
CookingWraps with dried peppers 

 

or cinnamon sticks or rosemary or pinecones.

                            BathWraps with chunks of handmade soap, 


and herbs or flowers from my garden studios.

 

As with all works of art, no two are identical.

 

 

NO LONGER AVAILABLE

Beeswax tapers measuring 10" long are poured in my great grandfather's candle mould 
which still occasionally oozes tallow from its seams. 
Four generations of use have created 
a variety of dents and shapes for each of the six ports.

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Pure beeswax candles burn brighter, cleaner, and slower 
than petroleum wax candles 
and they emit gentle wafts of honey 
which was originally stored in the comb.
no draft = no drip

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2002