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  • 100% Beeswax Votive - Holiday Aromatherapy Scents

    The Same Popular Beeswax Candles With a Holiday Scent.
    Specially scented with pure essential oils and ready for the holidays. These standard size votives outperform imported, drippy, fast burning, soot producing, petroleum-based candles. These long-burning, 100% pure beeswax votives may cost you a smidge more. But it's worth it no matter your viewing angle. They burn brighter, longer, and healthier than their paraffin counterparts. And they're made in the USA.

    • Spice (Cinnamon, orange & Clove Bud) - red color votive

    • Mint (Peppermint & Birch) - ivory color votive 

    • Pine (Spruce, Fir & Copaiba Balsam) - green color votive 


    • Naturally dripless, smokeless, and clean burning
    • Burn brighter and longer than traditional paraffin candles
    • Non-toxic, non-carcinogenic
    • Non-allergenic
    • No petroleum, lead, or metal
    • Great for those with allergies, asthma, and upper respiratory issues
    • Wicks are 100% cotton and have been primed with beeswax (not paraffin) 
    • Supports sustainable beekeeping in the US
    • Natural process using no chemicals and very little energy, filtered via natural clay process that cleans the wax of impurities, yet allows the wax to retain its inherent color and aroma
    • Scented with pure essential oils
    • Produced by hand in small batches in Seattle, Washington

    Paraffin wax candles (those cheapo grocery store candles) — which are known to give off harmful fumes such as toluene and benzene, both linked to lung cancer and asthma. Paraffin is a by-product of petroleum, a non-renewable resource.Soy candles — without getting into too much here (we'll do a blog post soon), many a soy candle is not 100% soy. Say what? Yep, it only has to be 51% soy to be labeled soy. What's in the other half? Paraffin. More often than not, they are colored and scented with toxic dyes and fragrances. Best to go with scentless candles. Wait, there's more: The problem with soy is most of it is genetically modified to say nothing of the clear cutting that happens to grow soy. Think Amazon Rain Forest. 

    These 2 oz. votives are standard size 1 1/2"x2" and will burn for approximately 15 hours in a container, and best when burned 4 hours at a time.

    For best results, burn votives in a container that fits close around the diameter of the candle, like a votive glass. 

    In addition to supporting sustainable beekeeping, the consumption of beeswax candles is also good for the air we breathe. Unlike paraffin candles, which are made with a petroleum-based wax, beeswax candles have a completely clean, non-toxic burn and produce negative ions when burning. 

      All natural, biodegradable ingredients: These candles are made from locally sourced (Seattle, WA) 100% beeswax, which undergoes no chemical processing, and pure essential oils. Wicks are 100% cotton, primed with beeswax, not paraffin. 

      Mint contains Peppermint & Birch essential oils.
      Spice contains Cinnamon, Orange & Clove Bud essential oils.
      Pine contains Spruce, Fir & Capaiba Balsam essential oils.

      Small non-bleached kraft paper bag with sticker made from recycled paper. All recyclable.

      Beeswax sourced locally in Washington for sustainably managed apiaries. All candles manufactured in Seattle, Washington, USA.

      From the beginning, Big Dipper has been committed to the well-being and satisfaction of our customers, beekeepers, and community. Big Dipper is a Green America Approved Business. Green America's thorough screening process, which takes into account the social and environmental practices of a business, offers third party verification of our commitment to the community and to the environment. 

      Big Dipper is committed to giving back to the community in a way that will ensure healthy ecosystems for years to come. Charitable efforts are focused on three main areas: Education, Research, and Sustainability.

      Big Dipper is committed to supporting a vibrant community of customers, beekeepers, and bees. To that end, 5% of the net profits from all candle sales is donated to organizations dedicated to outreach, education, and sustainability efforts devoted to promoting sustainable beekeeping. Big Dipper also supports a variety of local groups including schools, sports organizations, animal shelters, and health research organizations.

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