Monday, September 23, 2013

Honey Candles Review And Giveaway!


Do you love to burn candles around the house?  I do!  I delight in the warmth and comforting ambiance candles give a room.  But I prefer beeswax candles over any other type!  The reasons being they let off a light sweet fragrance that's not too overpowering and they also are all natural.  Some candles you buy in the store contain all sort of interesting chemicals that I don't want my family exposed to.

While on my search for beeswax candles I found the company Honey Candles.  After talking back and forth they offered to let me review a set of their pillar candles!  I was so excited!

Honey Candles is a small business owned by Roy and Leah Honkanen who live in Canada. For over 15 years they have focused on creating bee-friendly, green, healthy and natural beeswax candles and incense.

They have a wonderful site that is not only beautiful but also set up very nice so that it is easy to navigate.  They have tons of information on beeswax candles and how to care for them that you can find HERE.  They carry dozens of types of candles in not only the natural beeswax color but also many other colors as well.

Some of the reasons I prefer 100% beeswax candles over other candle types is

  • Non-hazardous  
  • Non-carcinogenic
  • Dyes are not tested on animals
  • Solvent free
  • Does not contain hazardous additives such as naphtha or naphthalene
  • We use a minute amount of dye in our candles, less than 0.0125%
  • None of the components in the dye is required to be listed in the California Proposition 65 list of cancer causing agents
  • Can be shipped in all weather conditions because of its high melt point


  • The candles from Honey Candles are bee friendly, eco friendly, and renewable. Something else I learned is that beeswax candles can actually help clean your air! Beeswax candles have long been known for their air purifying effects. Unlike soy and paraffin candles, 100% pure beeswax beeswax create negative ions when burning, creating a similar effect as houseplants. Negative ions neutralize bad positive ions such as allergens, dust and air borne toxins thus improving air quality.

    When I received the three pillar candles I was excited to try them.  I lit them that night and immediately the light sweet honey scent filled the air.  I chose the natural color because I love the soft amber.  The candles burned extremely well and last forever.  I burned mine on average three hours at a time and they still are at the top and haven't melted down.  I did notice that when I burn my candles after dinner it helps to clear any food smells which I like.  Also the glow they let off is lovely.  They are very bright I noticed, compared to standard pillars and I feel so good knowing that they are not letting off toxic chemicals into my home.


    The only drawback is that beeswax candles are more expensive than what you would buy in places like Wal-Mart.  However I have looked through candle catalogues and they run about the same as Honey Candles but still contain all the chemicals I try to avoid. 

    Honey Candles would make a great gift for Christmas, housewarmings, or hostess gifts for the upcoming holidays.  They are the highest quality candles I have ever used and are eco responsible at the same time.  I would recommend them to anyone.  You can see the care and commitment Roy and Leah Honkanen have put into their products.

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    The Giveaway!

     
    Honey Candles has generously offered to give one of my lucky readers a 3 & 5 inch Natural Pillar total retail value $47.48! Use the rafflecopter below to enter, all entries are verified.  Good Luck!
     

    Cant Wait?

    Honey Candles is running a great free shipping offer for all orders over $125.00.  Go HERE to buy your own!
     
    http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/33ddb932/" rel="nofollow">a Rafflecopter giveaway


     
     The Thrifty Housewife was not compensated for this post, I did receive a sample product(s) for the purposes of review. This did not influence my review or my opinions. My views are 100% my own. This giveaway is not affiliated with facebook, pinterest, twitter, or any other social media website.  The winner will be chosen through the rafflecopter form which uses Random.org.  Winner will be notified by email within 48 hours of contest end.  Winner has 24 hours to respond to the  email.  Failure to respond will result in a new winner being chosen.  Open to US only.  All Entries are verified.


    93 comments:

    1. 100% pure beeswax naturally burns up to three times longer than paraffin

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    2. Beeswax is non-carcinogenic is what I learned!

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    3. Beeswax is non-carcinogenic, Is what I learned!

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    4. I like that they are eco friendly :)

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    5. Had no idea that these candles could burn for so long!!! Why have I never bought them???

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    6. I learned they make candles in holiday shapes and birthday candles!

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    7. Beeswax has a high melting point so the candles can be shipped in any kind of weather.

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    8. This company does not use zinc or lead in their wick core! I love knowing these harmful metals are not coming in my house

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    9. These candles don't contain lead or zinc in their wick cores

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    10. They're Canadian and they help purify the air.

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    11. they help purify the air - I had no idea!

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    12. beeswax candles are air purifying - I never would have thought!

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    13. they burn for a looong time! - Jennifer in rafflecopter

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    14. These sound fabulous!

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    15. They probably won't melt if the AC fails.

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    16. they purify the air and burn longer than most other candles
      Kristina.Glidewell@gmail.com

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    17. I learned that Honey candles is located on the shores of Kootenay Lake

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    18. Wow! Burning 100% pure beeswax candles can help improve indoor air quality by producing negative ions which have the same effect as houseplants and electronic ionizers. Studies have shown that burning beeswax stimulates the pituitary gland, increasing intuition, creativity and heightening dream activity.

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    19. it is very important to keep your beaswax candle clean!

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    20. These candles are great.

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    21. Beeswax is non-carcinogenic, Is what I learned!

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    22. For over 15 years they have focused on creating bee-friendly, green, healthy and natural beeswax candles and incense.

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    23. They burn like 3 times longer than regular candles.
      -Friederike Graedener

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    24. Honey Candles purify the air of allergens and dust.

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    25. Honey Candles are made in Canada and purify the air of dust and allergens.

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    26. I learned that they actually purify the air of allergens and dust. Look forward to trying these beeswax candles.

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    27. I learned that Bees wax candles clean the air.

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    28. I knew they were very eco-friendly but did not realize that they clean the air of allergens and dust & that they burn longer than paraffin. Awesome!

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    29. I learned that they are from bee-friendly beekeepers.

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    30. Purchasing 100% pure natural beeswax candles supports beekeepers. Honey Candles® also supports the beekeeping industry with campaigns and donations.
      Thanks for the contest.

      slehan at juno dot com

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    31. I learned that the Columns burn 20 -25 hours.

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    32. You had me when you said that the small amount of dye they use are not tested on animals.

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    33. There is no bleaching or hydrogenating. Beeswax does not go rancid, has a very long shelf life and won’t melt or distort.

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    34. I learned that they purify the air of allergens and dust.

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    35. beeswax is non-carcinogenic
      a10small at hotmail dot com

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    36. I learned that they can improve indoor air quality by reducing dust and other allergens in your home.

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    37. I learned they help purify the air and they contain no synthetic fragrances.

      april yedinak

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    38. I love that they don't release toxins!

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    39. i didnt know they would help purify the air!

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    40. I learned that they use Lead and Zinc Free Wicks

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    41. Honey candles have air purifying effects.

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    42. I learned that they do not contain synthetic fragrances only essential oils which I like!

      Desiree Dunbar
      desireedunbar@hotmail.com

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    43. The wicks do not need to be trimmed.

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    44. Beeswax does not go rancid, has a very long shelf life and won’t melt or distort.

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    45. They burn longer than regular candles

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    46. Wow....I learned that these candles last longer and are not toxic or carcinogenic....awesome!

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    47. I learned that, based on the light spectrum, light emitted from a 100% pure beeswax candle is the closest to sunlight.

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    48. I learned that, based on the light spectrum, light emitted from a 100% pure beeswax candle is the closest to sunlight.

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    49. They are eco friendly and Purify the Air!

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    50. I learned these candles have Lead and Zinc Free Wicks
      kellywcu8888ATgmailDOTcom

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    51. I learned that honey candles purify the air and reduce dust and other allergens.

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    52. Honey candles are air purifying & reduce dust - now I have to get some lol - Harlena Dyer

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    53. I learned they don't release toxins or carcinogens into the air.

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    54. Beeswax can be used as an ingredient in mustache and dread-lock wax
      Digicats {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net

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    55. Honey candles have air purifying effects and don't release toxins

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    56. That they purify the air similar to plants and ionizers and the other health benefits. I like the one about sleep!

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    57. I learned that beeswax candles are thought to release negative ions, which helps produce cleaner air to breathe, AND that they burn brighter than paraffin candles.

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    58. These candles do not release toxins.

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    59. The company has been around 15 years

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    60. Nature friendly and pocket friendly as they last longer than paraffin and contain no harmful metals in the wick. And made in Canada

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    61. I learned that honeywax candles can help purify the air inside of the home! This would be perfect to have in our home where my husband has severe allergies and sinus issues!

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    62. I love these candles

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    63. it lasts up to 3x longer than paraffin candles

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    64. I learned the candles can be shipped in any kind of weather.

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    65. I love that these candles help purify the air! Who wouldn't love that?

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    66. These candles purify the air. Who wouldn't love that? Amazing!

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    67. Didn't know - For full wax consumption, let a wax pool form to the outer edge of the candle by allowing the pillar to burn for at least 3 hours each time you light it
      ~Liz N

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    68. To burn so long and still purify the air...what a perfect candle to me!

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    69. Beeswax candles are naturally long burning without the addition of hardeners.

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    70. I learned they burn three times longer than traditional candles.

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    71. I didn't know that honey candles burned for so long - definitely a plus!

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    72. I learned that the wicks need to be trimmed

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    73. I didn't know that for pillar candles you're supposed to light the base of the wick not the tip.

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    74. They help improve indoor air quality by producing negative ions. Some ppl believe they give them a more restful sleep. =D

      Kaci Guisinger Harrison

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    75. They purify the air of allergens...I love that!

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    76. I didn't know you were supposed to light the base of the wick rather than the tip.

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    77. I learned that they are bee-friendly, green, healthy and natural beeswax candles.

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    78. I love that they purify the air!!

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    79. I love that they purify the air!! What a great bonus!

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    80. I learned they have a wholesale program

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    81. Beeswax candles are naturally long burning without the addition of hardeners

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    82. Beeswax is non-carcinogenic, & purifies the air of allergens! Thanks for the chance....

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    83. I love candles but I never thought about how some are made unhealthy. I will always watch what i buy now! Would love to win and try your awesome looking candles!

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    84. How different candle shapes should be burned in different ways. And that the color will not be the same!

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