– Charles van Valkenburg – founder of Apis Cera candles and soaps
Apis Cera has one ambition: to restore candles to their former glory. It sounds simple, but when you consider that almost all candles sold on the market are mainly composed of paraffin (soft solid derivatives from coal, petroleum or oil shale) or stearin (extracted from animal and vegetable fat), it becomes difficult to find unexpensive quality candles made entirely from natural wax. In addition to a delicious, and sometimes forgotten, perfume, natural wax is non-toxic (it is even allowed as a food additive), non-carcinogenic and non-polluting.
With their exquisite perfumes and plethora of benefits, no smoke or pollutants additives, let yourself be soothed by the light of flickering flames of beeswax candles. From long winter nights to misty mornings or when you’re working, there is no better time to commune with nature.
We also offer organic soaps, naturally based on beeswax, lavender and organic honey from the Provence region in the south of France. Good soaps are as rare as good candles. Yes, it is a little more expensive, but the products are of excellent quality and eco-friendly!
By minimising the steps we can offer these candles and soaps at a very attractive price.
Apis Cera products are entirely hand-made, respecting ancient traditions.
(Apis Cera: literally Beeswax in Latin).