Hand Dipped Candles by Beeutiful Creations from Rwanda

$12.00
  • Hand Dipped Candles by Beeutiful Creations from Rwanda

Hand Dipped Candles by Beeutiful Creations from Rwanda

$12.00

I recently had the opportunity to hand dip candles with the bee keepers in Muhunga. What surprised me the most is that this candle is made of beeswax and 100% cotton wick. That's it! That's important. Why? This candle is nontoxic. It actually is good for the environment to burn beeswax candles because the negative ions neutralize pollution! The process of making this candle is to melt beeswax and then pour it into a bath with boiling water. We take the cotton wick and tie a washer on each end and put a piece of card board in the middle so we can hold it. We dip the wick in the beeswax the 1st time for 30 seconds. We let it cool and then dip it again, but this time is a quick dip then pull it out. We do this until the candle measures 80 grams. How long does it take to make a pair of candles? About an hour! Each pair of candles comes wrapped with a banana fiber and kitenge square. You can use it as a beautiful napkin ring or you can cut it and make a coaster. You decide!  Burn time: 4-6 hours

Dimensions: 7.5 inches

Beeutiful Creations is a Rwandan Christian social enterprise focused on economic, social, and spiritual transformation. This organization is an offshoot of Azizi Life where they are focusing on bees, beekeepers, and bee based products. They strive to build community while respecting the environment.

 

Empowering people. Changing lives.

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I recently had the opportunity to hand dip candles with the bee keepers in Muhunga. What surprised me the most is that this candle is made of beeswax and 100% cotton wick. That's it! That's important. Why? This candle is nontoxic. It actually is good for the environment to burn beeswax candles because the negative ions neutralize pollution! The process of making this candle is to melt beeswax and then pour it into a bath with boiling water. We take the cotton wick and tie a washer on each end and put a piece of card board in the middle so we can hold it. We dip the wick in the beeswax the 1st time for 30 seconds. We let it cool and then dip it again, but this time is a quick dip then pull it out. We do this until the candle measures 80 grams. How long does it take to make a pair of candles? About an hour! Each pair of candles comes wrapped with a banana fiber and kitenge square. You can use it as a beautiful napkin ring or you can cut it and make a coaster. You decide!  Burn time: 4-6 hours

Dimensions: 7.5 inches

Beeutiful Creations is a Rwandan Christian social enterprise focused on economic, social, and spiritual transformation. This organization is an offshoot of Azizi Life where they are focusing on bees, beekeepers, and bee based products. They strive to build community while respecting the environment.

 

Empowering people. Changing lives.