A Wish Come True.
Don't let drippy, fast burning, soot producing, petroleum-based, fragrance-infused candles spoil your celebration. 100% pure beeswax is naturally aromatic, infused with the sweet, subtle scent of honey. Non-toxic and non-allergenic beeswax candles burn clean—and soot free. What better way to celebrate a birthday than with healthy, non-toxic candles.
Natural or Multi-Color packs include 12, 3" tall x 1/4" wide tapers; Multi-Color has three each of Red, Pumpkin, Moss and Teal.They can be used for multiple celebrations as they will burn bright for several minutes. As always, our wicks are made from 100% cotton and contain no lead or metal.
WHAT DOES IT REPLACE?
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.
BORING (BUT USEFUL) STUFF
Natural or Multi-Color packs include 12, 3" tall x 1/4" wide tapers; Multi-Color has three each of Red, Pumpkin, Moss and Teal. They can be used for multiple celebrations as they will burn bright for several minutes.
Beeswax burns clean and purifies the air at the same time! 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. About Negative Ions:
All natural, biodegradable ingredients: These candles are made from locally sourced (Seattle, WA) 100% beeswax, which undergoes no chemical processing. Wicks are 100% cotton, primed with beeswax, not paraffin.
Small card stock made with post-consumer recycled paper products and soy based inks overlaps a small poly bag. We don't love the plastic part. The manufacturer is working on changing this. Until then, please recycle it where you recycle your plastic grocery bags
Beeswax sourced locally in Washington for sustainably managed apiaries. All candles manufactured in Seattle, Washington, USA.
ABOUT THE COMPANY
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.