Thursday, April 10, 2014

Review and Giveaway - Honey Candles 100% Beeswax Candles

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.  Unfortunately most candles you buy in the store contain all sort of interesting chemicals that I don't want my family exposed to.

Beeswax - Lavender Essential Oil Tin beeswax candle imageWhile 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 new line of Essential Tins which are their 100% beeswax candles mixed with pure essential oils to scent your home naturally!  They have several different scents and they all sounded so great I had a hard time choosing.  I finally narrowed it down to their Lavender, Mulled Spice, and the Kootenay Forest scents.

Beeswax - Mulled Spice Essential Oil Tin beeswax candle imageHoney 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 Honey Candles 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.

    Beeswax - Kootenay Forest Essential Oil Tin beeswax candle imageWhen I received  my candles I was excited to try them.  I lit them on different nights and the light sweet honey scent along with their different perfumes filled the air.  I loved all four scents equally.  They are fresh and clean without being cloying or overpowering.  I especially liked the Kootenay Forest.  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 tins 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 Mothers Day, birthdays, housewarmings, or hostess gifts.  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!

    Just in time for Mothers Day Honey Candles has generously offered to give one of my lucky readers the three Essential Tins that I reviewed which is a  $47.00 value!  Use the rafflecopter below to enter, all entries are optional, all winning entries are verified for completion.  Good Luck!

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    1. Wow, I didn't know beeswax candles are closest to sunlight :)
      Thanks for the giveaway!

    2. I learned that they have a wholesale beeswax program & that they scent some of their candles using essential oils -

      1. I couldn't add a message to the regular message box. I like that they act as air purifiers.

    3. I did not know they also acted as air purifiers

    4. I found out that they are based in Kaslo, BC
      Rafflecopter name: Enelram

    5. I love that beeswax candles can get rid of unwanted odors!

    6. I was not aware of the air purifying effect these candles have that's great will have to try these out soon hopefully win it

    7. Hi! Nice shop! I learned that burning these candles does not release toxins into the air. Pretty neat! Thank-you

    8. I learned that they have air purifying effects that don’t release toxins. Thanks for the giveaway!

    9. I like that these candles are not tested on animals! Thanks for the giveaway!

    10. I learned that White beeswax is not bleached or dyed; it is achieved through a unique filtering process. I never knew this.

    11. When a flame flickers a lot the candle may drip.

    12. I learned the that pure beeswax is best for those with allergies or sensitivities to scents.

    13. I learned that the tins burn for 12-13 hours.

      Desiree Dunbar

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    15. I learned that they filter the beeswax right in their shop to take out propolis and debris which means we can be sure there are no chemicals and the process is completely nontoxic.

    16. I learned that unlike soy, palm and paraffin wax, natural beeswax is used essentially in its native state. I think that's great.

    17. I learned that Honey Candles purify the air.

    18. I learned that honey candles purify the air.

    19. I learned that Beeswax candles clean the air as they burn. So cool!!!

    20. I learned that the whitish film is an indicator of purity and is common in pure beeswax candles. The more I read about beeswax the more excited I get :)

    21. I learned that Beeswax does not go rancid and has a very long shelf life. It also won’t melt or distort. I also learned that Beeswax production does not require large areas of agricultural land.

    22. I didn't know they could purify the air.

    23. Beeswax does not go rancid, has a very long shelf life and won’t melt or distort -- great to know


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