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A Little Beeswax History….
Beeswax has been used for candles for thousands of years. In fact, there is evidence dating from 3000BC found on the Greek island of Crete, as well as in Egypt.
In the Middle Ages, beeswax was in short supply. Because of this, people mainly used cheaper tallow (animal fat) candles. Sadly, tallow smelled horrible when burning, sputtered and spat, and gave off black smoke. Beeswax, however, burned much more cleanly and had a sweet smell. Beeswax was more expensive because of it’s value and short supply and so was mainly used by the rich.
Today, beeswax candles are still prized for their clean burn and sweet smell.
As I said above, I will continue to add more information about beeswax candles to this page. I am very excited to be ordering some beeswax soon and start making my own! I have been using soy wax only up to this point so it will be fun and exciting to branch out!