Our candles are made from 100% pure beeswax, one of nature's perfect products, which results in candles that are long burning with the delightful scent of honey. The beeswax is colored with aniline dyes and molded into a variety of shapes from standard tapers to sculptural renderings. Using cotton wicks on every shape in our collection, we strive for the best candle we can produce. We offer a varied palette and regularly add new molds to our line.
The use of all natural materials is an absolute must for the entire GreenTree Home Candle collection; 100% beeswax, 100% cotton wicks and absolutely zero added scent.
Benefits of Beeswax:
Non-Allergenic: This is a major advantage to asthmatics, as well as to anyone who is allergic or sensitive to scents.
Non-Toxic: Beeswax is about as natural a product as you can find. It is simply a natural wax that is made by bees and collected from the hives by beekeepers.
Clean Burning: Since beeswax candles have a high melting point- approximately 145 degrees Fahrenheit, they burn slower. That means, beeswax candles last much longer. Because they burn slowly, they have little to no drip.
Good for you: Walk outside after a thunderstorm and the air will actually smell clean and fresh. That's because the lightning creates negative ions. These ions attach themselves to the pollutants in the air. They then become heavy and fall to the ground. An advantage of burning pure beeswax candles in your home is, that you get the same air cleansing effect. Because, these candles give off negative ions that remove dust, dirt, odors, and other pollutants from the air we breathe.
Beware of other waxes: Paraffin is the major ingredient in most conventional candles
and is a sludge waste product from the petroleum industry. It releases carcinogenic chemicals when burned. The soot/fumes are similar to that released from a diesel engine and can be as dangerous as second-hand cigarette smoke. This can contribute to serious respiratory issues like asthma.
Take Care If stored over time, particularly at cool temperatures, beeswax will develop "bloom", a light powdery coating. Some prefer this look, but if not, simply rub the candle with your warm hand, a soft cloth or even a blow dryer at a low setting to remove it. Store out of sunlight and separate colors to prevent color transfer. Burning and Safety Tips Each candle is made with the appropriate length wick for initial lighting. Before relighting, trim wicks to 1/4 inch. To achieve maximum burning time and the least amount of dripping we suggest burning 2-3 hours at a time, then allowing to cool before relighting. Always burn candles on a fireproof surface. Do not leave candles unattended. Keep out of the reach of children and pets.