We have become newsworthy!! May 11 2015
This has been a great week for Bainbridge Beeswax Works we received two really lovely write ups from our local press. The first article appeared in Friday’s 5/8/15 edition of the Bainbridge Review written by Seraine Page. The second article is in Monday 5/11/15’s edition of the Kitsap Sun Business Spotlight written by Tad Sooter.
The article’s really focus on the benefits of burning beeswax candles. The longer burn times, the air purifying qualities of beeswax candles and the general feeling of well being that is gotten from the light and energy given off by our candles as they burn.
As we head into summer the hope is to be able to enjoy the stretch in the evenings and gather with family and friends on our patio’s and decks making memories for the future. Great food, delicious drinks, laughter and tall tales will gather in the crevices of our minds enhanced by the wonderful ambience set by our pure beeswax candles burning, and casting a beautiful glow on the moment. So having this focus on our candles is wonderful.
We are both delighted and very grateful to the Bainbridge Review and the Kitsap Sun’s interest and beautiful write ups on our fabulous candles. Thank you!
Northwest Flower and Garden Show February 02 2015
We are delighted to be attending the The Northwest Flower & Garden Show this year, which has been heralding the start of spring since 1989, as gardening enthusiasts from around the Northwest flock to this annual celebration, held in the beautiful Washington State Convention Center for five magical days.
The gardening rescources at this show are phenomenal; the show Marketplace hosts over 300 exhibitors who will have everything you need for your green thumb and garden. Bainbridge Beeswax Works will be in booth #2446 and will be introducing some fabulous new products.
Our Gardeners Salve which is a deeply moisturizing and healing blend of beeswax; coconut, grapeseed and olive oils; vitamin E; tea tree, lavender and eucalyptus essential oils mixed in small batches by hand to become our delightful Gardeners Salve; which is beautifully packaged. It is a rich and fresh smelling balm, which forms a barrier on your skin to protect against moisture loss and hydrates for up to 24 hours after application.
Our Bee Gone Bug, Natural Insect Repellent is a delightful blend of ingredients that repels mosquitoes, fleas, ticks and biting flies. Our insect repellent is DEET and chemical free, we use only all natural organic ingredients. We use witch hazel, grapeseed oil, distilled water, and a gorgeous smelling blend of essential oils (lavender, eucalyptus, lemongrass and peppermint).
And of course where would we be without our lovely lip balm. This deliciously rich healing balm, rehydrates chapped lips with out exacerbating the problem of dryness as there are no mineral oils in our product. We only use 100% pure beeswax, organic coconut oil, vitamin E and raw honey to make the the most healing, hydrating balm for your lips.
We will of course also have our beautiful range of 100% pure beeswax candles with us. We have everything from t-lights and votives, a range of pillars and 3 types of tapers. We have added 10" hexagon tapers to our range and they are so very elegant.
But don't take our word for it. Come see them for your self. We have joined in the "Fair Rewards Program" at the Garden Show and will be offering a free gift when you come by our booth with this coupon.
See you next week!!!
Why burn beeswax, really what's the difference? October 29 2014
That is the question I get asked most often. After all, beeswax candles are definitely more expensive than the paraffin or soy based candles you will pick up at a drugstore.
Right off the bat, the health benefits are enormous. Most commercial candles are paraffin based. Paraffin based candles are made from the sludge at the bottom of barrels of crude oil. It’s then treated and bleached with benzene and other chemical solvents to clean it. Next to thicken the bleached sludge, they add Acrolyn, a delightfully carcinogenic chemical. Because burning just this would smell dreadful, synthetic fragrance oils and dyes are added, which in themselves are often toxic. Add a zinc cored wick and you are all set to burn a highly toxic candle which leaves a sooty residue on your walls and in your central air system.
Soy is not much better as it is still treated with small amounts of paraffin to produce it into a candle and the dyes and fragrances that are added release their own set of toxins. Unfortunately the the farming procedures used in soy production are incredibly damaging to our health and environment. Over 90% of soy crops are genetically modified. They are heavily sprayed with toxic pesticides harming the soil and causing immense health problems to low paid men, women and children who harvest these crops. Soy candles also go rancid with time.
Beeswax is wholly created by bees and is a renewable and environmentally friendly fuel. In times gone by is was only used by nobility and the church as is was so prized. Unfortunately there is no regulation on what can be termed beeswax candles and so some unscrupulous manufacturers add as much as 95% paraffin fillers to their beeswax candles. To get the full benefits from beeswax candles, only purchase 100% pure beeswax.
Beeswax burns beautifully casting a glowing warmth in any room. The brightness of the beeswax flame is on the same light spectrum as the sun! A beautifully natural gift from the hive.
Beeswax smells delightful. It has a subtle honey scent, never overwhelming or overpowering.
Beeswax cleans the air! Beeswax produces negative ions when it burns creating a similar effect to houseplants. Positive ions such as dust, airborne toxins and allergens are neutralized by the negative ions produced by beeswax, thus improving air quality.
Beeswax has a high melting point resulting in a long slow burning, smokeless candle, with little or no drip. This tends to negate the cost of buying these beautiful candles.
Beeswax is hypo-allergenic. There are many health benefits to burning beeswax if suffering from asthma, allergies other respiratory issues.
So these are the differences really!
Life's Rich Tapestry September 11 2014
I am writing this post with enormous gratitude in my heart! The journey of Bainbridge Beeswax Works has been a long and winding road, never dull, occasionally painful, wildly funny with a gathering of amazing people and events sprinkled along the way.
I consider the journey of life to be a fairly colorful thing, the day to day events are the background color, the imensense highs give the bright vivid hue's while life's tough moments temper those vivid hue's with darker more somber notes; I often refer to this as "life's rich tapestry".
My tapestry these day is very bright due in part to my collection of fantastic, naturally pure, long burning, classic and elegant beeswax candles. I invite you to join me on this journey and please feel free to make suggestions, ask questions and most importantly enjoy the weaving.
Thank you so very much to every single one of you who helped support me with ideas, practical knowledge and encouragement - I am forever indebted to you...
Warmest regards, Lucille