In 2009 Honey Candles® enthusiastically set out to create a beeswax candle line scented with essential oils. We spent much of that year perfecting the process.
Considerable time was devoted to test burning to be sure we had the amount of essential oil just right in our candles. We wanted a subtle scent that people would love, was safe and was not overpowering. It is important for you to know that pure essential oils can be volatile. We never recommend that you pour essential oils into the wax pool of one of our candles. If there is too much essential oil the candle will not burn properly and may burn too hot.
By the end of 2009 we had Honey Candles® Essentials in a tin ready to go to market. We have six scents: Citronella, Country Lavender, Mulled Spice, Kootenay Forest, Rosemary Mint and Evening Bloom. We launched the new line in 2010. It took a while for them to take off because they didn’t have the traditional Honey Candles® burgundy label. Each scent has its own colored label and customers at first didn’t recognize them as their favorite Honey Candles. But when people realized they were the same pure natural beeswax Honey Candles®, just infused with essential oils they started to move. So much so that a year later we had the same six scents in beeswax votives.
Our entire line of handmade Honey Candles® Essentials is becoming popular, both in tins and votives. The scents Mulled Spice and Kootenay Forest are in demand at Christmas. Citronella is the outdoor summer choice. Country Lavender, Rosemary Mint and Evening Bloom are perennial favorites.
If you like a scented candle we hope that you do not choose a synthetic fragrance oil candle. Fragrance oils contain many toxic substances. Fragranced candles often have phthalates. Recommended reading for you is Fragrance Oils vs. Pure Essential Oils. We think you will choose a Honey Candles® Essential over a fragrance scented candle when you do.
We think our Honey Candles® Essentials are one of the best scented candles available to you. They are non-toxic, natural and handmade in Canada. Two of our valued customers had this to say about our Honey Candles® Essentials:
"Just letting you know that I received my votives this afternoon. I’m already burning several of them, and my home is filled with a golden light, and that absolutely wonderful scent of beeswax and essentials oils from the Kootenay Forest...all due to your amazing votives.”
- Scott from West Hollywood CA
“I was looking for a Canadian store where I can find a large selection of beeswax candles to offer this Christmas to my family. I was looking for 100% natural candles that do not cause headaches or nausea after the smell fills the room. Your Mulled Spice votives smell delicious!”
- Maud from Montreal PQ
Have you tried a Honey Candles® Essentials candle yet? When you do please tell us what you think.