(BSH11) 11" h x 3.5" w x 3" d
$20 Sacred Heart Candle. Click HERE to purchase.
1. I love the smell of beeswax! I keep some close to my bedside because the fragrance is so relaxing.
2. Beeswax candles burn without smoking, as paraffin candles do. Who wants to breathe in a petroleum based product like paraffin, anyways?
3. Beeswax candles burn longer than paraffin candles.
4. Certain religious traditions favor the use of devotional candles cast in beeswax because the rich substance typifies well, the blessed body of Christ, born of the Virgin Mary.
5. It takes a lot of bee work to create beeswax so it is a costly material. I have blended a mixture of 1/2 beeswax & 1/2 soy wax (an all plant product) to cast my candles, allowing me to keep the prices reasonable. You can request your candle to be cast in PURE beeswax if you would prefer, for an extra $8.
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I was born and raised a Protestant girl, but I have been drawn for many years now to the touching symbolism of the Sacred Heart. According to Wikipedia: “The Sacred Heart is a religious devotion to Jesus‘s physical heart as the representation of divine love for humanity.”
As a novice beekeeper I have been intrigued with the shape of the natural honeycomb that bees build. It reminds me of the Sacred Heart!
Soon I will make available candles cast in a natural mixture of beeswax and soy. The first candle beeing offered is the Sacred Heart of Jesus. It only seems fitting to me. Here is a glimpse of the clay prototype, nearly completed. Please check back for the finished product! It will be available in both Natural and Detailed Colors.
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Tagged bee keeping, beekeeping, beeswax, candlemaking, candles, cast candles, devotion, divine love, heart, Jesus, light, purity, religious, religious candles, Sculpted Candles, Sculpted Portrait, statuary, The Sacred Heart of Jesus