November 27, 2022
Beeswax candles. Chances are, if you bought one, you may think it's too pretty to burn. Maybe some of these facts will change your mind! Most candle makers want you to burn their candles!
Did you know:
Honey bees need to consume 6-8 pounds of honey to produce one pound of wax. Producing beeswax is a resource-intensive activity and part of the reason why beeswax candles are more expensive than paraffin or soy candles.
Beeswax candles are all natural and burn cleanly, meaning they do not leave soot behind. This may be important for those with respiratory issues.
There is some research that claims burning beeswax candles purifies the air. There is also research that claims this is not true, but if beeswax candles really do clean the air, they do this by producing negative ions, which are attracted to positive ions, which is the charge many pollutants have. So, the negative ions bind to the positive ions and neutralize the air.
Beeswax candles naturally smell great! Fragrance or essential oils are not necessary to scent the candle. Beeswax candles have a warm, sweet honey scent to them. The smell is completely natural and nontoxic.
If you're interested in trying a beeswax candles, check out the 3 tea light set. Each tea light will burn 3-4 hours and is a good way to see if you like beeswax candles.
As always, if you have any questions, feel free to reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org
September 09, 2022
This blog post is long overdue. There are so many things happening with Mieka Olive Oil Soap that I just haven't made the time to blog about them until now.
First - I'm the new owner of Mieka Olive Oil Soap! I've been making soap for several years and when the opportunity to buy this company presented itself, I jumped on it.
Second - Not only do I make soap, but I also keep bees, so I also sell my honey and beeswax candles, which are both products of my bee hives.
Third - Pottery. My mom makes this amazing pottery and it can either complement my soap, honey, or beeswax candles or stand on its own. She's been a potter for over 30 years and her work speaks for itself. Be sure to check out the pottery section to see some of her work!
Fourth - New products. I've been busy coming up with new products, some of which are already on the site, such as Naked Lip Balm and Beeswax Lotion Bars. I am also waiting on a new soap to finish curing - Lemongrass & Poppy Seed. There are others in the works, so stay tuned and check back often for updates!