Wax On, Wax Off

candles by WiCK'd WaxMany have asked…and so we have provided! Naturally scented, hand poured, locally made – CANDLES!

The handsome lads at WiCK’d Wax Creations (Hamilton) have supplied us with an eclectic selection of Sacred Scents Candles (Sage, Sweetgrass, Cedar &Spice, Sandalwood), Natural Beeswax Pillar Candles (made with local Beeswax), their exclusive Chakra Candles (each matched with appropriate colour & scent) and Upcycled Handmade Beads!

upcycled handmade beadsBoth the Sacred Scents & Chakra are Votive style candles and will burn cleanly for up to 18 hours. The Beeswax Candles come in 3″ & 5″ pillar sizes and will burn for up to 90 hours & 120 hours respectively. Always be safe with your candles – click here for some good tips.

The all-Canadian Beeswax is non-toxic, non allergenic, non carcinogenic and helps clean & balance the air in any room by releasing negative ions (like very expensive “air cleaners”) – removing toxins from the air which helps to increase your oxygen intake!

beeswax candlesBeeswax & honey have become more difficult to harvest in recent years due largely to the proliferation of highly toxic (to bees & humans) pesticides – Monsanto’s “Roundup” product has been strongly targeted for it’s detrimental effects on bees, wildlife and people. Called “Colony Collapse Disorder”, this has resulted in noted annual losses since 1990 of 18%-20% of bee colonies – both in the wild & in apiaries – and in some areas as much as 50% or more of the total bee population – and it affects other pollinators too (like butterflies)! In the US alone, losses noted between 2007 and 2010 are steady at 35% and many farmers have had to rent bees from local apiaries to pollinate their crops! This has a huge impact on the worldwide food supply and steps need to be taken to stop & reverse this trend.

What can you do? Support your local apiary, buy local honey & beeswax, plant flowers/plants that attract & encourage pollinators…learn more & share the knowledge:

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