100% Beeswax Handmade Votive Candle
These 100% beeswax candles are handmade by the Monastery of St. John of San Fransisco in Manton, CA, which is part of Diocese of the West of the Orthodox Church in America.
These pillars are approximately 1 1/2 inches wide and 1 1/2 inches tall and have a burn time of up to 5 hours!
Beeswax collected from honeycomb is formed into large, 40-pound bricks by the beekeeper. For candlemaking, these bricks are melted in a large, 50 gallon double-boiler vat. Frames are strung with natural, all-cotton wicking of the appropriate thickness. The monk then takes these frames one-by-one and slowly dips them into the vat of molten wax. Layer upon layer is added to the candles in each successive dipping until they reach the desired thickness. While still warm, the candles are cut out of the frame with a sharp knife. The wicks are trimmed and base is chopped square. The finished candles are carefully placed in boxes for shipment.
Beeswax is all natural product of beekeeping - honey and food pollination industries. Beeswax candles are the only candles which wax doesn't require dedicated land use. Beeswax naturally burns cleaner, brighter, hotter, and longer than most choices. When compared to other waxes, the beeswax does not require chemical processing or additives to enhance these properties. With an inherently pleasant but gentle aroma, beeswax is the perfect choice for the eco-friendly home.