Versatility Without a Cup.
Tea lights are the perfect go to candle if you want to extend the life of a decorative candle or if you just need a shorter burn time. Don't buy imported, drippy, fast burning, soot producing, petroleum-based, fragrance-infused candles. Buy USA made, 100% pure beeswax tea lights. Sure, they'll 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. Plus, these little burners ares naturally aromatic, infused with the sweet, subtle scent of honey.
NOTE: For less of an environmental impact, we supply these tea lights NAKED. That's right, no polycarbonate cup or mystery metal. That said, to achieve the maximum burn time of 5 hours, we recommend you put these 'naked' tea lights in a tea light cups/holder. OR YOU CAN PURCHASE WITH A CLEAR, POLY CUP HERE.
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
Remember, these tea lights come 'naked' which means for maximum burn time (5 hours) you'll need to put them in your tea light holder.
TIP: Use your tea lights to extend the life of other, more expensive and decorative candles like our Lotus Sphere, Holiday Ornaments, Leaf Pillar, and more.
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 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.
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.