FEATURES OF VIRGIN BEESWAX CANDLES
The botanical diversity that inhabits the heterogeneous landscapes of the traditional iberian peninsula, provides the bee the necessary ingredients to produce a natural wax with pure tones and aromas of essential, depending on the floral composition prevailing at the time of the pecoreo and post-harvest. It is a wax virgin, pure and natural obtained with great boldness, to apply the ancestral method of the transhumance in order to achieve this the best pollen, nectar, and honey from the flowers of plants in each zone and season, that flow into this valuable product of the hive.
The wax that the bee natural is a substance, solid color snow-white to yellowish different shades depending on its provenance and floral instead of the hive from where it was extracted (wax more clear and crisp operculum or layers of wax with which the bees cover the deposits of honey, or wax gross of boxes of honey, the darker and less refined).
Has ancestral aroma melífero, whose intensity will depend on the pollen and nectar that the bees have been fed in origin. The pure wax of a bee is composed by different components: 35% monoésteres, 14% hydrocarbons, 14 % diesters, 12% free acids, 8% hydroxy polyesters, 6% not identified 4% hydroxide monésteres, 3% triesters, 2% acids poliestéricos, 1% acids, steric and 1% free alcohols. Candles natural wax pure bee’s have many advantages over the rest, highlighting the following:
• Lower smoke emission.
• Increased durability.
• Best flame and combustion.
• Slow oxidation.
• Subtly perfumed (pleasant aroma of natural wax). • Produces negative ions that purify the environment (recommended for conditions breathing).
EXCELLENCIES OF VIRGIN BEESWAX CANDLES
Natural beeswax produced in candles at Jalea de Luz are unique, being produced to the way traditional artisan, thereby having the following virtues of the wax base:
• Pure: in the production process, from the hive until the formation of the candles, ever of external factors that alter the values that nature provides, that is why it maintains all the qualities of source.
• Exempt of mixtures: each block of candles, comes from a single batch of waxes from the same geographical origin and floral, ensuring its essence and purity.
The handmade candles of pure wax bee hold unique strengths, in such a way that if we want to retain all the physical attributes and energy that you possess, you simply must use them with care, being conscious that emanate a positive energy of a natural product is not tampered with, which keeps the essence of the wax origin in the hive.
VIRGIN BEESWAX CANDLES, WHERE DO THEY COME FROM?
The virgin wax natural bee which is formed by the candles, is derived from the honeycomb of beehives situated in different natural areas along the geography of the iberian peninsula.
The worker bees young people through their glands ceríferas, secrete liquid wax colour snow-white, diluted in a component-volatile to evaporate the origin of the pieces of wax as we see in the hive, which is modeled by the bees slowly. Spaces interanulares of the abdomen of the bee, leave flakes pure wax designed to carry up to the jaw by means of their posterior legs, to salivarlas, chew them, add lots of pollen and propolis, and in short, to make it more malleable and able to start the construction of the honeycomb. For the waxes and pure are made by honey bees, it is necessary to give several fundamental factors:
• There is a large population of worker young bees .
• The temperature in the hive is between 32 and 36 degrees.
• In the hive to accumulate a large amount of pollen and honey (for every kg of wax are accurate at least 12 kg of honey). Already in the facilities of extraction, it performs a meticulous procedure of centrifugation of the honeycomb previously desoperculado (removal of the seals céreos that cover cells of honey), after a subsequent heating process and removal of debris and impurities, and finally get the wax of highest quality of the hive, the wax of “operculum”.
VIRGIN BEESWAX CANDLES, ETYMOLOGY AND HISTORY
The term “wax” comes from the Latin of the same name and, therefore, the Greek “kerós”. As to the word “sail”, has its origin in the Latin word “vigil” (guardian night), related to the verb “vigere” (to be in fullness of forces). In addition to manufacturing of handmade candles pure with a wick, traditional, natural beeswax has had many uses throughout history (creation of rigid film for writing, wax wood, paper, fabrics and leather, preservative and waterproofing, production of decorative pieces, insulating, making of candles scented with a sublime aroma, manufacture of ammunition, composition of cosmetic products and other accessories handmade natural). The romans used wax bee made for his paintings as he recounts Pliny the Elder (I century).
In Egypt it was used as one of the add-ons to make masks, portraits and effigies, decorative and mode of blades (slats) to write. In the middle ages produced paste to make seals (becoming even the subject of a gift for kings), candles that were embellished with shields of arms, effigies of wax decorative rites posfunerarios and for use in rituals of exorcism.
From the Renaissance was used in the artistic specialty of the ceroplástica in the foundry to build molds of superior quality and for producing decorative candles. Light the wick of the candles and lamps has been considered to be of very ancient times, a test outside of joy, of respect for distinguished people and assisting in religious rites. In this area it is believed he began his use, following the meetings clandestine, taking place in places gloomy, which was required by necessity to the use of candles (becoming later in a product of ornament). To the mid-eightheen century they started to manufacture paraffin-based substances that are scented, animal oils, hydrogenated or other fatty materials, stearic acid, and sometimes beeswax.
The most ancient way to make candles natural beeswax, consists in the suspension of the candle in a container where it hosts wax (or fat), frozen. Remove the candle from the container and wait until that melts when heated. This process is repeated several times until you get the thickness wanted, and in some cases, provide natural substances to provide aroma.
Today, the greater part of them are manufactured by using molds and machinery in factories, and at the artisanal level with sheets of wax stretched. In the industrial era, are used to model figures in wax museums, and already in the modern era, it has advanced its use as an ingredient in many natural cosmetic products, essentially body creams.
COLLECTION AREA: SPAIN (SEVERAL NATURAL PLACES)
Different natural areas of the iberian peninsula, comprising territories sober and battle-hardened that transform their cries essences of plants, splashing indefinitely in areas sparsely traveled by the human being.
Wild nature that flows from the narrow Pyrenees, northern punished by the hard winter, passing through warm regions in the east of spain, the extreme lands of Aragon and the mountains traditional andalusian, until we arrive finally to the north-west peninsular, where we find exalted ecosystems biologically diverse areas of great environmental value, that will provide the essence of honey bees for the subsequent production of honey, propolis and natural beeswax.
HOW MAKE A HANDMADE BEESWAX CANDLE
The easiest way of producing our own candle, and without any risk (because they do not derretiremos wax), is to have sheets already prepared of virgin wax of 39×26 cm
We will cut back a piece of foil with the dimensions of sailing that we want to obtain, we will cut a piece of wick of cotton ecological use, that is longer than the length of the candle. We begin to warm the sheets with a hair dryer at home, and we will be rolling slowly over the wick until it acquires the desired thickness.
Wwecut the wick surplus and ready !!!, We Already have a simple and effective way a beemax candle 100% natural of the highest quality. Adding natural essences, pure we can also get some great scented candles handmade.