A few weeks ago, I was contacted by a local beeswax candle maker, Big Dipper Waxworks, and they sent me some samples of their products. Since I love beeswax based candles so much, I asked if they were interested in doing a reader giveaway and they were.
Here's some more information about beeswax, Big Dipper candles and the scandalous lack of regulations and ingredients disclosure (my emphasis):
Beeswax is 100% natural and a renewable resource that actually cleans the air by emitting purifying negative ions.
Most candles are made with paraffin, a petroleum by-product, which is not natural and is unhealthy to burn. To prepare it for candle making, it is chemically bleached and hardened, then artificially scented. Burning paraffin emits harmful, black soot and pollutes the air.
Currently, there are no regulations in the U.S. on disclosing ingredients on candle labels. You may find candles labeled "beeswax" that are made with paraffin, or other candle waxes, and contain as little as 1% beeswax. We are very proud to say that we use 100% beeswax in all of our candles, with the exception of a select few that are a blend of 50% beeswax and 50% soy wax, and are noted as such.
So, here I offer to one lucky winner, The Botanical Collection Gift Set. This is a collection of three candles, blended from beeswax and pure essential oils. Absolutely no fragrance or synthetic scents are used. Included in this set is one 2.1 oz. square glass each of Lavender and Frankincense, Grapefruit and Fennel, and Clary Sage and Ylang Ylang candles. Each candle will burn for 15 hours. Perfect for if you want to recreate Carnal Earth Hour.
If you are interested in entering this random drawing, add your name to the comments of this post by midnight PST, Friday, June 4th. I will announce the winner over the weekend. Good luck!
Blah, blah statement: I was in no way compensated for this post by the company outside of samples received.