Friday, June 12, 2009

Why Beeswax?

Our Scent from Nature 6 inch and 10 inch taper candles

"We have chosen to fill our hives with honey and wax, thus furnishing mankind with the two noblest of things, which are sweetness and light." Jonathan Swift

HEALTH. Most candles are petroleum and meatpacking wastes that are toxic when burned, scented with poisonous synthetic oils, and marketed to "freshen" our precious air. The black soot is as harmful to our health as tobacco smoke. Aromatherapy candles also have health hazards.

Beeswax is extremely different. Honey bees make beeswax from the nectar of flowers so it is all natural, uniquely non-toxic, hypoallergenic and has a mild and sweet honey aroma. A perfectly renewable resource, beeswax is made by female worker bees (all worker bees are female). After they have engorged themselves with nectar and lay resting, flakes of beeswax are secreted from their abdomen. Yes, beeswax is a by-product. A by-product of the bees' honey making process! They mold this wax and shape it to fit perfectly over the tops of each little honey comb cell to cover either their honey or the Queen's eggs. Scent from Nature; 100% Pure Beeswax Candles are made from the fine layer of beeswax covering each honey cell but only after the bees have had their fill of honey!

Producing negative ions as it burns, beeswax is healthy and actually cleans our air of odors, pollens, smoke and other allergens and hazards. It leaves our air fresher just like a rain storm. They are the perfect candles for those with sensitivities to chemicals, scents or allergens. Studies have shown that burning beeswax candles:

  • Improves air quality
  • Improves sleep
  • Enhances the immune system
  • Provides relief from hay fever and allergies
  • Allows for less severe asthma attacks
  • Improves concentration
  • Allows for the balancing of hormones
  • Provides a natural detoxification
  • Provides a sense of well being

Beeswax is precious stuff!

VALUE. Beeswax burns brighter, hotter, cleaner and much longer than chemical and vegetable waxes. When properly handcrafted and burned, beeswax candles are smokeless and drip less. They may seem more expensive at first glance, however when measured by completeness of burn and overall burn time, beeswax candles are usually more cost effective to burn.

BEWARE: A candle may legally be labeled "beeswax" if it contains as little as 10% beeswax! If it doesn't say 100% or PURE on the label, then it most likely is not. Also, beware of colored beeswax candles and aromatherapy beeswax candles. Adding anything to a 100% pure beeswax candle can negate many of its natural benefits.

BEAUTY. There is a simple beauty to a 100% Pure Beeswax Candle - to touch and to smell. We are reminded of our connection to the natural world when presented with and when burning a thoughtfully handcrafted beeswax candle as they support health and sustainable practices. Choose health. Choose sweetness and light. Choose pure beeswax.

Why 100% Pure BEESWAX?

Because we care about our health and our world.

Pass it on!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Tour de Farm

We are proud to be supporters of Scott Pampuch's "Tour de Farm" by providing our 100% Pure Beeswax Candles for their table settings.

If attending one of their events, you will not only have a naturally healthy, local farm dining experience but you will receive one of our votive candles to bring home to provide "Calm, Clean and Green" light for your own dinner table!

Visit the Tour de Farm website. Most of the events are sold out, however there just might be room left in their August event!

Where to Buy

Our 100% Pure Beeswax tiny votives burn between 6 and 7 hours long!

Scent from Nature; 100% Pure Beeswax Candles began out of a love for nature and all things pure. We are a small, woman owned, environmentally conscious business supporting local beekeepers by purchasing only their wax from which to carefully handcraft our candles.

You can buy our handcrafted candles at the following businesses that also support our health and environment:

Anoka, Minnesota

Lakewinds Natural Foods
1917 2nd Avenue South
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Chanhassen, Minnesota

Lakewinds Natural Foods
432 Pond Promenade

Grand Marais, Minnesota

Cook County Whole Foods Co-op
20 East 1st Street

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Linden Hills Natural Home
2822 West 43rd Street

Seward Co-op Grocery and Deli
2823 East Franklin Avenue

Twin Cities Green
2405 Hennepin Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55404

Wedge Community Co-op
2105 Lyndale Avenue South

Minnetonka, Minnesota

Lakewinds Natural Foods
17523 Minnetonka Boulevard

Stillwater, Minnesota

River Market Community Co-op
221 N. Main Street

St. Paul, Minnesota

Mississippi Market Natural Foods Co-op
1810 Randolph Avenue

Mississippi Market Food Co-op
622 Selby Avenue

Winona, Minnesota

Bluff Country Co-op
121 W. 2nd Street