Beeswax Candles for the Home

Our latest obsession: beeswax candles. We’re loving the sweet honey fragrance given off by the candles, and although they are a bit pricier than conventional candles, they have some advantages. Among their virtues: beeswax candles emit negative ions that help purify the air (unlike paraffin candles, which give off soot); they typically burn longer than paraffin candles; and their appealing colors range from pale to dark gold (depending on the pollen, which varies in intensity according to season). To learn more, visit this article from another Care2 contributor about the benefits of beeswax.

For ideas on where to buy beeswax candles, here are some of our favorites.

Above: Beeswax Taper Candles from Brook Farm General Store; $10 per pair.

Above: Beeswax Tea Lights from Brook Farm General Store; $10 for six.

Above: English Beeswax Candles from Toast; prices range from £5.95 to £15.50.

For more ideas on nontraditional candles, see Remodelista’s post, Accessories: Pillar Candle Alternatives.


Sue Ritchie
Sue Ritchie6 years ago

i can get them locally.

heather g.
heather g6 years ago

I was fortunate to buy some at a craft fair for next to nothing. The crafter bought the beeswax product in bulk and was able to pass on the discount....... Retail prices are expensive!

Rebecca S.
Rebecca S6 years ago


Kashara M.
Kashara M6 years ago

Thank for the article! It's wonderful! I love candles..

Holly Lawrence
Holly Lawrence6 years ago

Yes beeswax cabdles are wonderful!

Rebecca F.
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Deborah M.
Deborah M6 years ago

I love beeswax candles. I had an elderly friend who harvested honey and he would also harvest the wax. Am not sure when the wax harvest happened but I do know NO bees were killed to do it. It was part of the process of being a bee keeper from what I understand. Sadly my friend is gone, no more cheap honey or beeswax candles 8(

Howard C.
.6 years ago

I'm no expert but what happens to the bees once the bees wax has been taken away? Do they simply produce more, like honey?

Juliet D.
judith sanders6 years ago

Check out religious sites for good bulk deals on candles. Suppliers of Greek Orthodox religious goods usually have great beeswax candles.