I decided today, to take a break today away from lawns and gardens that call out incessantly for attention. I have been experimenting with making Beeswax candles, and I had learned...by the "school of hard knocks"...that the candles I made before did not burn well with hemp wicks. So... it is back to the drawing board. Today I decided to remelt my candles, and start all over again using only cotton wicks.
A few years ago I rid my house of paraffin candles after learning that paraffin is a by product of the petroleum industry. I believe that burning paraffin candles in an enclosed living area is like standing in a garage, with a closed door, while a diesel truck is idling. This is only my belief... but I challenge you to investigate for yourself.
I burn both Soy and beeswax, which are both safe alternatives to Paraffin. I melt the beeswax in a double broiler reserved for this purpose only. I use my kitchen stove and cover the floor with papers. It IS a messy endeavor and my intention is to move this sport outside one day...weather permittung.
I buy Beeswax unfiltered in bulk. Even with delivery, it works out to around $3. (+) dollars a pound. I don't mind a little bit of residue in my candle. It gives it character!
For the sake of your health and your family's health, please consider this healthy alternative to using Paraffin. Pics to follow!
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