When combined with the classic-camphorous essences in Illume, these candles burn with a bright, verdant light as a cleansing scent fills the air. Inhale the clarifying-caress of this herbaceous candle as you exhale tiredness and stress. With each breath, you will clear the way for creative vision, focus, and vigor while stimulating the mind and delighting the lungs. Light the way for reviving rosemary, elucidating eucalyptus, balancing black spruce, enduring oregano, and gladdening grapefruit. These botanicals bless rooms where one concentrates and creates.
Living Libations 100% pure beeswax candle collection harnesses the buzzing, beautifying beauty of the worker bee, who flies 150,000 miles just to secrete a single pound of candle wax! When combined with our pure, organic essential oils, these candles burn with a bright, healing light as sacred scent fills the air uplifting spirits, easing tension and adding luminosity to the altar of our existence anywhere these candles are lit.
120 gr / 24 – hours burn time.
Organic Ingredients :
Beeswax (Cera alba) – Our 100% beeswax candles are all hand-poured, offering the beautiful light from happy bees in fragrant flight.
Rosemary Essential Oil (Rosmarinus officinalus) – Rousing rosemary works to boost memory and mood. It is said to improve concentration, aid with study and creative pursuits, stimulate brain activity, and serve as an overall tonic for the brain and nervous system.
Eucalyptus Essential Oil (Eucalyptus globulus) – Elucidating eucalyptus is an energizing essence that offers a fresh, invigorating fragrance of pine, mint, and honey. For decades upon decades, this essence has unplugged pathways and inspired humans to breathe deeply by cleansing and clearing spaces, places, and faces.
Black Spruce Essential Oil (Picea mariana) – Balancing black spruce is famous in aromatherapy for its ability to clear physical and emotional blockages. It is cleansing, clarifying, and fortifying.
Oregano Essential Oil (Origanum vulgare) – Herculean, herbaceous oregano is a fortifying fragrance for focus. It has a warm, spicy aroma.
Grapefruit Essential Oil (Citrus paradisi) – Giddy grapefruit is generously uplifting, and is used to increase energy and concentration. It’s fresh, citrusy scent sweetens each inhalation as you drink in its gladdening aroma.
Burning Instructions for 100% Beeswax Candles :
- Burn your beeswax candles away from drafts, fans or open doors. This will prevent dripping.
- Keep the wick trimmed to ¼ inch to prevent breakage. Always trim just after you blow out the candle while the wick and wax are still warm. Trimming a cold wick may result in the wick breaking off, which makes it difficult to re-light.
- “Hug” your beeswax candles by pushing the outer wax towards the middle of the candle, evening out the surface. This will increase the longevity of your candle and ensure even burning. Hugging can be done carefully while the candle is lit or just after extinguishing the flame.
- Extinguish your candle’s flame by carefully bending the wick until the flame enters the pool of wax. Be sure to gently straighten the wick afterwards while it is still warm to prevent breakage.
These 100% natural and chemical-free candles are crafted from the wax of happy, dedicated honeybees who fly hundreds of thousands of miles just to secure the nectar needed to make a few pounds of honey. Talk about commitment!
Once the bees have captured enough nectar to make honey, our beekeepers must harvest 100 pounds of the sweet liquid in order to obtain just 2 pounds of beeswax. The wax is therefore incredibly rare, incredibly precious, and incredibly pure.
Humans have used beeswax candles since we first learned how to make a fire. The Ancient Egyptians began using wicked beeswax candles as early as 3000 BCE, while the Ancient Romans created candles by dipping papyrus in melted beeswax.
Beeswax candles are renewable and environmentally friendly. They have a higher melting point than paraffin or soy-based candles, which leads to longer burning times with very little dripping. The longevity of beeswax candles more than offsets their higher cost when compared to chemically based candles.
Beeswax candles are free of chemicals, toxins, dioxins, and carcinogens. They are biodegradable and hypoallergenic.
Perhaps the most exciting quality about 100% beeswax candles is their ability to naturally emit negative ions into the air. Negative ions cleanse and purify the air of toxins and environmental hazards, including electromagnetic waves. These ions are also said to cleanse and purify the body, leaving you feeling refreshed and invigorated. When we breathe in negative ions, such as those emitted by trees, mountains, or waterfalls, a biochemical reaction occurs within the body and the brain. This reaction is said to boost serotonin levels in the brain, leading to stress reduction and increased energy.
Beeswax vs. Paraffin and Soy-Based Candles :
Most commercial candles sold today are paraffin candles, which are made with a by-product of petroleum. Paraffin contains a dozen different toxic compounds, and when burned, emits toxic smoke similar to that of diesel fuel.
The compound used to create paraffin candles is black in color, so it is treated with bleach to make it white. Dioxins, known toxic compounds that are considered environmental pollutants, are created during this process.
From there, a chemical called acrolyn is added to the liquefied, bleached petroleum to solidify the product into candle form. Synthetic fragrances and dyes are added next, which are also toxic when burned. The end result is a pollutant that is incredibly toxic, and damages the environment and the body.
Soy-based candles aren’t much better. The wax used to make soy candles is solvent extracted from genetically modified soy seeds. These seeds are grown using chemical pesticides and insecticides that make their way into the candles. While some soy candle makers blend other oils and waxes into this GMO recipe, all soy candles contain the wax of GMO soy seeds.
Soy candles also undergo bleaching to remove the natural color of the soy seeds. They are then hydrogenated using high heat and heavy metals like nickel.
The only candles available today that are free of chemicals, carcinogens, and GMOs, are 100% beeswax candles. Used since time immemorial, beeswax candles burn brighter and longer than chemical candles thanks to the offerings of Mother Nature and her happy honeybees.