Beeswax Votive Candles
A votive candle, beeswax votive candle, or prayer candle is a small candle, typically honey-yellow, intended to be burnt as a votive offering in an act of Christian prayer, especially within the Roman Catholic and Christian Orthodox denominations, among others. Home altars usually are adorned with a couple of votive candles.
Candles are lit for prayer intentions. To “light a candle for someone” indicates one’s intention to say a prayer for another person, and the candle symbolizes that prayer.
For centuries, beeswax votive candles have been used to uplift the soul in spiritual ceremonies around the world. For such experiences, there are few choices better than pure beeswax candles. Handmade in Canada, we use only natural, environmentally-friendly ingredients: 100% pure Canadian beeswax, and cotton wicks. No solvents, no lead or zinc, nor any other toxins commonly found in candles. Good for the world, and good for your health, too, as beeswax candles emit distinct compounds when they burn, neutralizing airborne contaminants and allergens. Better yet, beeswax candles produce a natural glow that is closest to sunlight.
Tip: Beeswax votives are unique in that they are designed to fully liquefy as they burn. That means they need to be lit in a cup. Try a clear glass votive cup – you’ll be pleasantly surprised at the ambient glow that it creates!