Mind Your Beeswax

As a beauty product, in candles, or even in food prep, Beeswax is worth its weight in gold.

Beeswax has been honored for centuries. Egyptian myths tell a creation story saying that when the God Ra cried his tears were transformed into bees. Greek Mythology says that the Oracle of Delphi claimed that the bees built the temple itself. And these myths and folklore stretch far and wide. 

A process that involves the whole hive creates beeswax. Female worker bees make the beeswax as they build the honeycomb. Forager bees bring the nectar back to the hive where they pass the nectar between bees. Through the process, water content is reduced. And then just like magic, Beeswax. It is estimated that that bees need to stop by and say hello to 30 million flowers to produce a pound of beeswax. Because of this, it is so important to be mindful of where you’re buying your beeswax.

At Boketto we love Wax Atelier for their artisan and intentional approach to working with beeswax.

Wax Atelier re-visits traditional techniques ranging from candle dipping, paper making, to crafted textiles using natural wax. Making becomes a tool to experience the interconnection between the natural world and material culture.

Founded in 2017 by multi-disciplinary designers Lola Lely and Yesenia Thibault-Picazo, Wax Atelier products are manufactured in Barking, East London UK, by a team of trained artisans, originating from the local community.

That’s a (Beeswax) Wrap!

We did a little googling and discovered that the average Beeswax Wrap can be used more than 200 times.

By some math, that means one wrap can replace 200 plastic baggies. Mother earth says, thank you!

And Wax Atelier creates not just your average beeswax wrap.

Try their Wax Linen Food Wraps. Made from English linen, beeswax, pine resin, and jojoba oil waxed linen food wraps are a sustainable alternative to using plastic clingfilm. Each package includes a set of 3 waxed linen food wraps and can be used time and time again to protect cheese, half-cut fruits and vegetables, dried snacks, and more.

Slow Burn Beeswax 

Beeswax is a wonderful option for candles because beeswax has a beneficial impact on the air in a space. As it burns, Beeswax releases negative ions. Airborne pollen, dust, and other pollutants carry a positive ionic charge. These are negated by the negative ions released by beeswax and fall to the ground. Think of it as a filter for your air!

Burn Beeswax in your home to experience the particular glow and clean and slow burn. Wax Atelier offers Hand-Twisted Beeswax Candles in colors such as Moss, Seaweed, Pistachio, Pink Blossom, Mother’s Milk, and Natural. We’re certain that the unique shape of this hand-twisted; naturally dyed beeswax candle will be the talking point of any dinner party.

 

 

Explore the Wax Atelier collection here.