Updated: Aug 17
Has your beeswax candle developed a whitish film on its surface? That’s a good sign!
As I was preparing some orders today, I noticed some of my beeswax candles were blooming. The same can happen to you and your candles. Even though you can find similar articles on many beeswax candle sellers’ websites, I decided to write one for my blog too, so that the information is easily visible and available to all my customers.
If you let your pure beeswax candles sit for a while, they will start “blooming”. Beeswax bloom is a chemical reaction that leads to the formation of a whitish film (and tiny crystals if the candle sits long enough) on the surface of the candle. It’s not a problem, it won’t affect how your candle burns!
The “bloom” only appears with pure beeswax candles, so you can consider it a nice check of the quality and composition of your candle. If other waxes are added, no bloom will occur.
Does the bloom bother you?
Some people actually like the look of a “blooming” beeswax candle, and cherish it. If that is not you, you can just wipe the white sheen off with your fingers, or a clean cloth. It will be easier if the candle isn’t too cold, just warm it in your hands. As I mentioned before, the bloom will not affect the burning of your candle.
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