Honeybees are the only creatures that make their own home construction materials. When they need to create a place to raise their young or to store food, worker female bees make honeycomb.
Beeswax is a tough wax formed from a mixture of several compounds including: hydrocarbons, monoesters, diesters, triesters, hydroxy monoesters, hydroxy polyesters, acid esters, acid polyesters, free acids, free alcohols, and other unidentified substances.
How is Beeswax Made?
Honeybees ingest honey to make beeswax. It takes approximately 7 kg of honey to produce 1 kg of wax. Once honey is ingested, the bees hang inside the colony for 24 hours while their bodies convert the honey into wax. The wax is secreted out of eight glands on the underside of the bee’s abdomen. When the wax leaves the bee’s body, it comes in contact with the air, which causes the wax to solidify into dinner-plate shaped flakes. The bees then grab these wax plates with their legs, bring them up to their mandibles, and chew them to soften the wax. Then they carefully mold the wax into the perfect honeycomb structure.
When beekeepers used to extract honey, they would use cheesecloth the press the honey out of the beeswax honeycomb. Left with all this extra wax, they would then use their uneventful winter months to create candles out of this versatile material.
GREAT reasons to BURN Avalon 100% Pure Beeswax Candles:
REBUILD: Purifies the air in your home.
DETOX: Neutralizes toxins in the air
REJUVINATE: More restful sleep when burning beeswax candles in your bedroom prior to falling asleep.
HEALING: Light a beeswax candles and let the day the week the month’s stresses and challenges melt away. A solitary candle flame can transform an ordinary dinner into a special occasion and an evening bath into a relaxing ritual.
Pure beeswax candles actually exert amazing healing effects on the respiratory system.
Just by lighting a beeswax candle, people suffering from asthma, allergies and sinus problems have reported significant improvements in their symptoms. Their breathing became much easier and their sleep less disturbed after burning pure beeswax candles in their bedrooms for a few hours before bedtime. Some asthmatics claim that their symptoms vanished completely after burning beeswax candles all day long several days or weeks..
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