Utica, NY (PRWEB) February 14, 2013
The Mohawk Valley Trading Company now offers hand poured, 100% pure beeswax pillar candles made with 100% cotton wicks and all natural, unbleached, yellow beeswax that is a product of their beehives in the USA.
Prices start at $16.00 for a 3” X3” pillar candle up to $32.00 for a 3” X 9”.
More styles, sizes and price points will be available in the near future.
There are many benefits to choosing beeswax over paraffin candles. Beeswax candles burn clean; unlike paraffin which is a petroleum product,they do not contain any additives or synthetic chemicals. Paraffin candles leave behind black soot from smoke as they are burned which can damage furniture and irritate sensitive people.
When burned correctly, with a trimmed wick and in a draft free zone beeswax candles are smoke free, soot free and drip free. When burned they emit negative ions, thought by some to clean the air and prevent problems with asthma and depression. The higher cost of beeswax candles can be off-putting but a much longer burn time makes them a more economical choice than paraffin.
Beeswax candles also burn brighter and without any added chemical scents or colors they are ideal for people with chemical sensitivities or allergies. Beeswax itself has a subtly honey or floral scent even when it is not burning. The color of the wax ranges from pale buttery yellow to deep golden yellow based on the pollen used by the bees to produce the honey and wax.
Beeswax is a natural wax produced in the hive of honey bees of the genus Apis and one it’s most popular uses is beeswax candles. Honey bees make honey by collecting nectar from flowers and regurgitating it into beeswax honeycombs inside their hive. Honey has been used by humans since ancient times for its health benefits and as a sweetener and flavoring for many foods and beverages with tea being the most popular.
The flavor and color of honey is determined by the type of flower the bees gather the nectar from, therefore, when cooking or baking with honey it is a good idea to taste the honey before using it in a recipe. The reason being that a dark honey like tulip poplar-black locust honey will result in a strong, heavy, a pungent flavor, whereas orange blossom honey will result in a delicate orange-citrus flavor. Dark colored honey is considered to be higher in minerals and antioxidants than light colored honey and one of the most well known dark colored honeys is buckwheat honey. Raw buckwheat honey contains a higher amount of minerals and an antioxidant called polyphenol, which gives it its dark color. The benefits of buckwheat honey are many and well known.
If you are planning to buy honey for its health-benefits, it must be raw honey. Heating honey (pasteurization) destroys the all of the pollen, enzymes, propolis, vitamins, amino acids, antioxidants, minerals, and aromatics. Honey that has been heated and filtered is called commercial, regular or liquid honey. The rawest honey available is comb honey which is sections of the hexagonal-shaped beeswax cells of the honeycomb that contain raw honey that have been cut from the wooden frames of a beehive.
Using raw honey is a long-term investment strategy for optimal health and personal care; the dividends are overall mental, physical and spiritual well being. Like a blue chip stock, raw honey should be included in any health conscious consumer’s immune system boosting portfolio and the return on investment of substituting honey for refined sugar in the human diet is incalculable.
Pure honey is kosher since kosher honey must be 100% honey with no additives or dilutions and to get the best price when buying large quantities of honey, look for a company that sells bulk or wholesale honey.
Organic honey from the United States is a myth because the country is too developed and uses too many agricultural and industrial chemicals to for the production of organic honey. Honey bees are free-roaming, wild creatures and it is impossible guarantee that while foraging they have not come in contact with prohibited substances, like pesticides.
Another product made by honey bees and used by humans is bee propolis. Propolis is a resinous substance that honey bees collect from tree buds and bark or other botanical sources and mixed with beeswax, nectar and pollen. This mixture is used by bees to seal gaps in the hive and by humans for its health benefits and as a traditional, natural or homeopathic medicine.
The Mohawk Valley Trading Company] hours of operations are 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. EST, seven days a week. Reach them at (315)-519-2640 to learn more.