Celtic Beeswax Candles are made in my workshop on the Isle of Skye, on the west coast of Scotland.
Making beeswax candles was born out of necessity due to a health problem and breathing difficulties. If I wanted to light a candle again and have the lovely warm glow of candlelight, I needed to find an all-natural candle with healthy properties that would not irritate my breathing or sinuses while I was on my wellness journey.
So I choose Beeswax for its wonderful beneficial properties as when alight it helps to clean the air and acts like an air purifier. It was so important that I could light a candle with no soot or toxins being released into the air so that I could breathe normally and easily. At the time beeswax candles were hard to find so I decided to make my own and I've been making beeswax candles for nearly a decade now.
Beeswax candles are a wonderful option for people with sinus allergies and other sensitivities as they have this unique air purifying quality as they release negative ions which attach to positive particles in the air and cause them to fall to the floor, removing unwanted dust, moulds, pollen and pollutants helping to clean the air you breathe.
No additional scents are added as when beeswax candles are lit they give out a lovely delicate honey aroma and have a soft warm golden glow and in the dark you can see the lovely golden halo effect around the flame which can be mesmerising .
I opted to keep the beeswax supply local and use all Raw Scottish beeswax, with the bulk coming from an award-winning Heather Hills Farm in Perthshire. Sourcing the beeswax directly from bee keepers rather than a commercial pre filtered type of beeswax means that I can guarantee that the candles are made purely 100% from beeswax with nothing added like paraffin or other contaminates. I melt the down the large raw wax blocks to filter out and remove all the impurities before the final candle pour which is done in small batches. The wicks are either natural cotton or hemp and they are all pre-waxed by hand. Each candle is wick tested to make sure the correct wick is used to get the best burn out of the candles this can take several attempts to perfect.
It's a pure joy when making candles with melted beeswax the lovely honey aroma fills the air and if the door is open it attracts the occasional friendly bee who comes to check out what I'm doing.
Sustainability is a core theme in packaging as well, I use paper and cardboard, no plastic, only packaging has been or can be recycled.
Although I started making the candles just for myself it grew into gifts for family & friends, to a natural growth from craft fairs and now selling online.
I hope you treat yourself and enjoy the candles.