8 creative and practical ways to use leftover beeswax candle remnants


There are several creative and practical ways to use leftover beeswax candle remnants:

  1. Make New Candles: Melt down the leftover wax and pour it into empty candle containers or molds to create new candles. You can mix different scents or colors if you have multiple types of leftover wax.
  2. Fire Starters: Use small pieces of beeswax candles as fire starters for your fireplace, wood stove, or campfire. The beeswax burns well and can help ignite larger pieces of wood or kindling.
  3. Seal Envelopes or Jars: Dip the edge of envelopes or the lids of jars into melted beeswax to create a seal. This adds a decorative touch and can also help preserve the contents.
  4. Craft Projects: Beeswax can be used in various craft projects, such as making homemade lip balm, lotion bars, or even as a sealant for handmade soaps or furniture polish.
  5. Waterproofing: Beeswax can be used to waterproof fabric or leather. You can melt the wax and apply it to items like canvas bags, shoes, or outdoor gear to create a protective barrier against moisture.
  6. Thread Conditioning: If you’re into sewing or crafting with thread, you can run it through a block of beeswax to condition and strengthen it. This helps prevent tangling and fraying.
  7. Drawer Fresheners: Make small sachets or pouches filled with beeswax remnants and your favorite dried herbs or flowers. Place these in drawers or closets to keep clothes smelling fresh.
  8. Polish Metal or Wood: Use beeswax as a natural polish for metal surfaces like brass or copper, or to condition and protect wooden furniture or cutting boards.

Remember to always melt beeswax in a double boiler or a heat-safe container placed in a pot of simmering water to avoid direct heat, as beeswax can catch fire if exposed to direct flame. Additionally, exercise caution when handling hot wax to prevent burns.

Illuminating the Holidays: Christmas Hortense Tealight Candles for Christmas Decor

Illuminating the Holidays: Christmas Hortense Tealight Candles for Christmas Decor

The holiday season is a magical time filled with festive gatherings, warm traditions, and, of course, beautiful decorations. One of the simplest yet most effective ways to infuse your home with the spirit of Christmas is by incorporating red and green tealight candles into your decor. These small but mighty candles can instantly transform any space, creating a cozy and inviting atmosphere. In this blog post, we’ll explore creative ways to use our new Christmas Hortense tealight candles to adorn your home for the holiday season.

  1. Create a Welcoming Entryway

Start your Christmas decor right at the entrance of your home. Place a row of red and green tealight candles in glass holders along your front porch or on a side table by the door. This will give a warm and inviting feel to your home, setting the mood for the festivities inside.

  1. Festive Table Centerpieces

Decorating the dining table is a crucial part of the Christmas celebration. Arrange red and green tealight candles in the center of your dining table, interspersed with evergreen branches, holly, or pinecones for a natural touch. You can also use a mirrored or metallic tray as a base to reflect the candlelight, creating a shimmering effect.

  1. Window Sills and Ledges

Adorn your windowsills or mantels with a row of Christmas Hortense tealight candles in various holders. They will create a captivating display when seen from outside your home, spreading the joy of the season to your neighbors and passersby.

  1. Hanging Tealight Globes

Hang tealight candle globes from your ceiling or chandeliers for an elegant and enchanting look. Use red and green candles inside clear glass or frosted globes to create a dazzling and cozy atmosphere in your living space.

  1. Floating Candle Centerpieces

For a unique and captivating centerpiece, consider using floating candles. Place red and green tealights in clear glass bowls or vases filled with water and add some floating cranberries or small ornaments for a stunning visual display.

  1. Staircase Decor

Dress up your staircase with red and green tealight candles. Attach them securely to the handrail using small hooks or holders. The soft glow will not only enhance the festive ambiance but also provide a safe and well-lit pathway.

  1. Tealight Candle Wreaths

Wreaths are a classic Christmas decoration, and you can incorporate tealight candles into them. Use small, flameless tealights in your wreaths or create a mini wreath to encircle a single tealight candle as a charming centerpiece.

  1. Candlelit Christmas Tree

Enhance the charm of your Christmas tree by hanging Christmas Hortense tealight candles in decorative holders as ornaments. Make sure to place them away from the branches to ensure safety. Alternatively, use flameless tealights for worry-free illumination.

  1. Cozy Christmas Corner

Create a cozy nook in your home using plush blankets, festive pillows, and tealight candles. These candles will add a warm and inviting touch, making it the perfect spot to curl up with a book or enjoy a cup of hot cocoa.

  1. Outdoor Decor

Extend your holiday decor to the outdoors by placing tealight candles in lanterns along walkways or on outdoor tables. This creates a welcoming and festive ambiance for any guests arriving at your home.

Christmas Hortense candles are versatile, affordable, and easy to incorporate into your Christmas decor. Their warm and inviting glow can transform any space into a cozy, festive haven. Whether you use them in traditional ways or get creative with your decorations, these candles are sure to bring the magic of the season into your home. So, light up your holiday with the charm of red and green tealight candles and make this Christmas one to remember!

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Illuminating the Holidays: Christmas Hortense Tealight Candles for Christmas Decor

Halloween candles : a mysterious glow

Les bougies d'Halloween : une lueur mystérieuse

Welcome to our enchanting world of light! If you’re like us, you love this time of year when pumpkins, cobwebs and witches come to life. Of all the decorative elements you can use to create a spooky atmosphere, candles play an essential role. In this article, we’ll explore how candles can add a magical touch to your Halloween decor.

Halloween candles: a mysterious glow

Candles are a timeless element of Halloween decoration. Their soft, flickering light creates a mysterious atmosphere that perfectly matches the festive spirit. Black, orange and purple candles are popular choices for this time of year. You can arrange them on tables, shelves, windowsills or even in lanterns to add a spooky touch to your decor.

Pumpkins and candles: a winning duo

A classic way to use candles for Halloween decoration is to integrate them into hollowed-out pumpkins. Carve out a scary pumpkin with a terrifying face and place a tealight candle inside. The light filtered through the cut-outs creates a gloomy atmosphere that will entice all visitors to your home.

Haunted candlesticks

For a more sophisticated look, consider using old-fashioned candlesticks. You can paint them black, add cobwebs, plastic spiders and white candles to create a haunted atmosphere. These candlesticks can be placed on your dining room table, mantelpiece or even suspended from the ceiling for an even more dramatic effect.

Scented candles for an enchanting ambience

Scented candles are a great way to add a sensory dimension to your Halloween decor. Opt for autumnal scents such as cinnamon, pumpkin spice or lavender. Not only do they create an enchanting olfactory ambience, they also reinforce the seasonal theme.

The art of presentation

To maximize the impact of your candles in Halloween decor, focus on presentation. Use original candle holders, dark tablecloths, spiderweb drapes and spooky accessories to showcase your candles. The more they stand out, the more they’ll add atmosphere to your space.

Candles are an essential element of Halloween decoration. Whether you use them in hollowed-out pumpkins, haunted candlesticks or simply arranged on surfaces, their magical glow creates a mysterious atmosphere that enchants all Halloween lovers. By judiciously incorporating candles into your decor, you’re sure to create a haunted atmosphere that will impress your guests and visitors alike.

Don’t forget to share your Halloween decorating ideas with us on instagram by tagging us @apiscera

Have a frightfully fun Halloween!

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Bougies chandelles en cire d'abeille - Lucienne - Edition d'Halloween

Light up your life: the surprising benefits of candle burning

the surprising benefits of candle burning

Candles have been a beloved source of light and ambiance for centuries, but did you know that they also have some surprising health benefits? From reducing stress to improving sleep quality, here are just a few reasons why you should consider incorporating candles into your daily routine.

  1. Mood boost: Lighting candles can help boost your mood and alleviate stress. The soft glow and soothing scents can create a relaxing atmosphere, helping you unwind after a long day or prepare for a peaceful night’s sleep.
  2. Improved air quality: Did you know that candles made with natural ingredients can actually help purify the air? Beeswax candles, for example, emit negative ions that can neutralize pollutants and allergens in the air, creating a cleaner and more comfortable living space.
  3. Better sleep: The gentle flicker of candlelight can help signal to your brain that it’s time to wind down and prepare for sleep. Try lighting a candle for a few hours before bed to help promote relaxation and improve the quality of your sleep.
  4. Enhance meditation and yoga practice: The soft glow of candles can help create a calming atmosphere that is perfect for meditation or yoga practice. By focusing on the flame and the scent of the candles, you can deepen your practice and cultivate a sense of peace and tranquility.

At Apis Cera, we’re passionate about creating high-quality candles that not only smell great, but also provide real health benefits. Our candles are made with natural, eco-friendly ingredients that are safe for you and the environment. From classic scents like lavender and vanilla to bold and unique combinations, we have a candle for every mood and occasion.

So why not light up your life with the many benefits of candle burning?

Your mind, body, and spirit will thank you.

Spring stickers

Autocollants Apis Cera Printemps

I’m excited to introduce you to my new spring stickers!

There are 3 of them and they represent my favorite flowers of this season: the Muscari, the Mimosa and the Daffodil.

You will receive one at random in each order placed through the summer of 2023.

Happy Birthday The Little Prince

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It is with great joy that I present to you the project I have been working on for the past few months: Lucienne Anniversary Edition Le Petit Prince® candles to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the release of the famous book!

The Little Prince is a timeless book that has captured the imagination and hearts of readers around the world since its first publication in 1943.

The story of The Little Prince reminds us to never forget the child we all once were and the importance of keeping our hearts open to the beauty and magic of life.

Made from 100% natural beeswax, these candles in the colors of the hero’s tunic, offer a warm and welcoming atmosphere to immerse you in the enchanting world of the Little Prince.

In the box, there is a pink candle, a nod to the famous flower of our friend.

Hand-numbered and limited to only 1000 copies, this box is a true collector’s item.

It is a great honor for Apis Cera to have been able to collaborate with The Little Prince for this beautiful anniversary!

your friend, Charles

Beeswax candles and meditation

Bougie pilier en cire d'abeille - Ambroise - Apis Cera

Meditation is an ancient practice of focusing on the present moment and calming the mind. It can help reduce stress, anxiety and tension, and improve focus and mental clarity. Beeswax candles can be a useful addition to meditation practice, as they can help create an atmosphere conducive to relaxation and focus.

Using beeswax candles during meditation can help establish a soothing and relaxing atmosphere. The soft glow of the candle flame can help reduce tension and promote a sense of inner calm. The gentle warmth of the candle can also help create a warm and comforting atmosphere.

In addition, simply looking at the flame of the candle can help focus the mind and improve concentration. The flame can be used as a focus point to help calm the mind and stay focused on the present moment. Some meditation practitioners also use scented candles to help create an even more calming atmosphere.

To use a beeswax candle in your meditation practice, choose a high-quality candle made from pure beeswax and cotton wicks. Light the candle before you begin your meditation practice and place it at a comfortable distance in front of you. Keep the flame of the candle in mind as you focus on your breath and remain focused on the present moment.

In conclusion, beeswax candles can be a useful tool to help create a soothing and relaxing atmosphere during meditation practice. By using a high-quality beeswax candle and focusing on the flame during your practice, you can improve your concentration and help you relax more easily.

The benefits of artisanal beeswax candles

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  1. Improves the atmosphere in your home
  2. Helps relaxation and meditation
  3. Clean and environmentally friendly
  4. Handcrafted with care
  5. Natural and sustainable fragrances
  6. Helps support local producers.

Beeswax candles are a popular ecological and ethical choice because of their advantages over kerosene candles.
First of all, beeswax candles are more environmentally friendly than kerosene candles. Kerosene is a derivative of petroleum, which is a non-renewable fuel. Beeswax candles, on the other hand, are made from natural beeswax, which is a renewable product.

Second, beeswax candles are healthier for the indoor environment. Kerosene candles emit soot and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) when they burn, which can cause health problems such as headaches, allergies, and eye and respiratory irritation. Beeswax candles, on the other hand, burn cleanly and do not release harmful VOCs.

Finally, beeswax candles are an ethical choice. Bees are important creatures to the ecosystem, and using natural beeswax for candles helps support local beekeepers and protect bee colonies.
In summary, beeswax candles have many advantages over kerosene candles. They are more environmentally friendly, healthier for the indoor environment and an ethical choice.

By choosing beeswax candles, you can help protect the environment and support local beekeepers.

Beeswax fun facts

Beeswax fun facts!

Beeswax is an incredible natural substance with a seemingly never ending array of uses. From lip balm to candles, and even as plastic-free food storage, beeswax is an environmentally friendly material that’s a must-have in your non-toxic home.

Let’s see how good is it? It is…

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