Fieldtripp Focus: Beeswax Candles

Today’s fieldtripp in focus is Homestead Junction’s Homemade Beeswax Candle workshop.

One of the main problems with store-bought candles is they’re often made from paraffin, which emit seven toxic fumes, two of which are carcinogenic.

Not particularly relaxing.

Beeswax candles are a far better option to paraffin candles. They’re not only natural, but they also release negative ions when they burn thus cleaning the air!

This fieldtripp by Heidi Nagtagaal is a perfect opportunity to learn to pour, store, and make your own beeswax tealights. You will learn how to melt it and match your wicks to your molds. You’ll also come away with your own set of materials to make your own at home. Have fun learning something new while purifying the air #2bees1stone

Homestead Junction is a store offering supplies to people seeking to be more self-sufficient. Another self-sufficiency workshop they’re offering is learning to stuff your own bratwursts!  

 

Stress is inevitable. The pings from your phone, the banter in your office, the overwhelm of work, things can get a little bit too much for a day. In this culture, burnout is recognized as greatly damaging and a sneaky troll you need to stop in its tracks before it becomes detrimental.

 

Unwinding is an important part of the day – whether it’s reading a book, meditation, sipping a glass of vino, or spending some time in the tub, these are all important aspects of self-care. What becomes a good companion for these activities? Candles.

 

Candles have become quite popular recently. They’re pretty. They trigger a necessary ambience. They smell good, too, which is why they are a good aid to relaxation. Today’s fieldtripp in focus takes care of this particular item. But we’re not talking about any regular candle, we’re talking beeswax tealights to set the right mood without harming you nor the air.

 

Beeswax candles are a better option than paraffin candles. Paraffin candles emit seven toxic fumes when you burn one – and 2 of those are carcinogenic. We did say we want to relax, not get cancer? With beeswax candles, these healthy little pals release negative ions when they burn thus cleaning the air! This fieldtripp by Heidi Nagtagaal is a perfect opportunity to learn to pour, store, and make your own beeswax tealights. You will learn how to melt it and match your wicks to your molds. This fieldtripp comes with your own set of materials to make your own. Have fun learning something new and enjoy your candles!

 

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