A time-honored natural resource, beeswax begins as a translucent wax secretion from the abdominal glands of a honeybee. The honeybee uses this to create the honeycomb walls and cappings. Its color yellows after being in contact with plant material stored within the honeycomb.
Beeswax candles are hypoallergenic and cleanse the air on a molecular level. Scientifically, burning beeswax candles emits negative ions which neutralize positive ions (airborne allergens like dust, dander, pollen, smoke). In nature, negative ions are found at beach fronts and at the top of mountains, where there is little to no air pollution. This medicinal property contributes to why we feel good after lighting a beeswax candle.
Beeswax Candles by Alysia Mazzella
Founded in 2017, a personal practice of burning tapers daily grew to offer hundreds of slow-made candles within the first year. Fast forward to 2020, Alysia was named “the person who may have started the current trend in beeswax candle making” by Vogue Magazine.
Alysia’s signature collection specializes in traditional beeswax candles, including: hand dipped tapers, the custom-molded Mirth Pillar, custom-printed Glass Pillars, and the Duplero-inspired Twin Flame taper. Her collection is available online and at select storefronts.