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One of the most heavenly things a beekeeper experiences when she opens her hive is the smell of fresh beeswax. Molded into the signature honeycomb shape in the hive for storing honey, pollen, and brood, the wax itself is created by individual worker bees specifically suited for the task. Our friend Kate Ellis' family has been keeping bees on their 4th generation organic farm for years and she started Old Mill Candles to bring their brightly-lit sweet-smelling beeswax magic to the world. Burning longer, cleaner, and more evenly than paraffin candles, with a (super flattering) warm glow coming from the round, white flame, and giving off the intoxicating golden-sweet smell of honey, these additive-free candles have a cult following at The Foundry. These elegant taper candles turn any meal into a big deal (which, of course, it is).
Note: With their ever-so-slightly narrower 7/8" base, these slender tapers are ideal for ever-so-slightly narrower-base candle holders (something we often find with vintage holders). If your taper is still needs help squeezing into the candleholder, warm the end gently with your hand before inserting. This also helps keep candles upright. Brilliant.
Handmade from 100% pure beeswax with a cotton wick.
We love these candles and after years of burning them, we have a few tips and tricks for peak-loveliness AND how to deal with the beeswax if it does happen to drip over on the blog.