Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Honey Candles 100% Beeswax Candles Review and Holiday Giveaway!


Do you love to burn candles around the house?  I do!  I delight in the warmth and comforting ambiance candles give a room.  My children ask me every night to light the candles and I often put on soothing music to go with them.  You would not believe how that tends to calm children down.   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 - Fluted Sphere - NaturalWhile on my search for beeswax candles I found the company Honey Candles. 

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.

Beeswax - Yule Tree - NaturalThey 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 creates 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 - Ponderosa Pine Cone - NaturalHoney Candles sent me three holiday inspired candles to review.  The Fluted Sphere, Ponderosa Pine Cone, and Yule Tree all in natural which I prefer although there are other color choices.  When I received  my candles I was so impressed with the workmanship and crisp lines.  They are almost too pretty to burn.  But I did light them and  the glow they let off is lovely.  They are very bright I noticed, and let of a light honey scent as they burn.


    The only drawback is that beeswax candles are more expensive than what you would buy in places like Wal-Mart (super cheap).  However I have looked through the better 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, Thanksgiving, housewarmings, or hostess gifts.  They also would be great to light around the house as they add a warmth and coziness to your home that is so suited to the 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!

     
    Just in time for the Holidays Honey Candles has generously offered to give one of my lucky readers the three holiday candle set that I reviewed which is a  $61.00 value!  Use the rafflecopter below to enter, all entries are optional, all winning entries are verified for completion.  Good Luck!
     

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    32 comments:

    1. I learned that they are located on the Canadian pristine shores of Kootenay Lake

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    2. I learned that the candles purify the air!

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    3. CONNIE SOWARDS commenting: I learned that these candles are virtually dripless!

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    4. I learned they have been making candles for over 15 years.

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    5. Beeswax candles are so much better for us and for the environment. And they smell good too!

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    6. They've been creating beeswax candles for over 15 yrs.

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    7. I learned they have been making candles for over 15 years.

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    8. I learned that the average life span of a honey bee is approximately one year for worker bees and two years for the queens.

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    9. I love your blog. I learned that if I use beeswax on my nails or screws it can keep the wood from splitting.

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    10. I learned that beeswax can be used to polish shoes. That's amazing!
      xo Chelsea
      http://chelseapearl.com

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    11. I learned that beeswax keeps wood from splitting?!? crazy!

      sara.drexler(at)mail.northcentral.edu

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    12. They are natural and have a honey scent. Made in Canada

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    13. I learned that they have a Flying effect on the environment and do not release toxins

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    14. I learned that they They create beautiful ambiance with their warm glow, soft honey scent and air purifying effects that don’t release toxins.

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    15. I learned that 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.

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    16. Greta Blau greeba at mac.comNovember 17, 2014 at 1:29 PM

      I learned that they are bee friendly!

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    17. I found that they have so many different candles to choose from for many occassions.

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    18. I like that they have air cleaning abilities

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    19. I like that they do not use lead or zinc cores in their wicks, like many other candle places. I won't buy candles that have anything other than cotton wicks, it's way to dangerous for one's health, especially when the candle burns in an enclosed room.

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    20. I learn that Honey Candles are Eco-Friendly. There is no bleaching or hydrogenating.

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    21. I learned that the Honey Candles have air purifying effects and they don’t release toxins.

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    22. I learned theres no Die's and there Eco friendly and have no hazaedaus additives like other candles.

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    23. Honey Candles are air purifying effects that don’t release toxins.

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    24. Love how eco-friendly these candles are - amazing

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    25. I love candles these candles sound wonderful!

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    26. I love the tins. Great that they are non toxic. http://us.purebeeswaxcandles.com/purebeeswaxcandles/essential-oil-candles

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    27. I learned that Purchasing 100% pure natural beeswax candles supports beekeepers. Honey Candles® also supports the beekeeping industry with campaigns and donations.

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    28. i learned that beeswax can be combined with other waxes to reduce manufacturing costs

      lmurley2014@yahoo.com

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    29. I learned that the candles can help purify the air, burn longer, and provide light closest to sunlight. Fascinating!

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    30. I learned that the staff are very committed to helping the environment. They even carpool to work so help out!
      RC name: Mechele JOhnson

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    31. I learned Honey Candles purify the air.

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    32. I learned that they have been making candles for over 15 years.

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