Tiny tapers 5 inches $6 or 2 for $10
Tall tapers 12 inches $12
Beeswax Tealights 3 for $5
Natural Votive burn 15 hours $3.50 each; 2 for $6.25; 6 for $18.00
Lavender Votive $4 each; 2 for $7.25; 6 for $20.00
Beeswax candles have been highly prized since ancient times. The dust or “bloom” which often develops on your beeswax candle is your guarantee that it is made of pure beeswax. Simply buff with a soft cloth to restore its natural luster. To extend the life of your candles, keep sheltered from drafts. Beeswax burns clean & soot-free, emitting air purifying negative ions. The sweet honey scent and golden hue comes from the nectar and pollen the bees gather from flowers. There are no additives & the wicks are 100% cotton.
Do we Filter Our Beeswax?
At Touchstone Farm we prefer to use natural, unfiltered wax for creating our handmade candles. We use only “straining” (with cheesecloth type material) and “settling” (the wax debris either floats or settles to the bottom of the tank) procedures to clean the wax, leaving clean, raw beeswax for your candles. This procedure will not affect the beeswax smell, color, or texture.
Other candlemakers that mass producing candles require highly filtered wax that removes many things in the wax – some unwanted – some wanted. We prefer our more simple and natural procedure.
Why do burning candles sometimes smoke?
To keep candles from smoking, always trim the wick to ¼ inch before every use and be sure to place candles away from drafts, vents or air currents.
A well-made candle will create virtually no smoke when burning property. However, if the wick becomes too long, or an air current disturbs the flame’s teardrop shape, small amounts of unburned carbon particles (soot) will escape from the flame as a visible wisp of smoke. Any candle will soot if the flame is disturbed.
If a candle continually flickers or smokes, it is not burning properly and should be extinguished. Allow the candle to cool, trim the wick, make sure the area is draft free, then re-light.
Candle soot is not harmful. It is a natural byproduct of incomplete combustion composed primarily of elemental carbon particles, and is similar to the soot given off by kitchen toasters and cooking oils. These everyday household sources of soot are not considered a health concern, and are chemically different from the soot formed by the burning of diesel fuel, coal, gasoline, etc.