Saturday, February 22, 2014

Mohawk Valley Beeswax Candles Review and Giveaway Ends 3/4/14



DISCLOSURE:  I received a set of various candles for the purpose of this review. I received no monetary compensation.  The opinions expressed herein are my own and based on my own use of and experience with the items.




I love candles.  However, over the years, I became a bit put off.  Funny odors, dripping, just a big mess.

When offered the chance to try 100% Beeswax Candles from Mohawk Valley Trading Company, I was really unsure about it. After all, I've not had great success with candles.

But I'm game and gave them a try.  I'm glad that I did.  Folks, these are *NOT* your every day store-bought, paraffin candles!





"There are many benefits to choosing beeswax over paraffin candles. Beeswax candles burn clean; unlike paraffin they do not contain any additives or synthetic chemicals. Cheap paraffin candles leave behind black soot from smoke as they are burned. The soot can damage furniture and irritate sensitive people. If the wick is the wrong size, wrong type or off center the candle will burn unevenly and liquid wax will drip and pool around the candle, potentially damaging its surroundings or even causing burns."






One of the first things I noticed (and concerned me a bit) was the fragrance of the candles.  Not harsh at all, it's a lovely clean fragrance.  But, as it was during dinner, I wondered if the scent would over-power the food.  It did not! In fact, as the candle burned, the fragrance receded into the background and was unnoticeable.





 My second concern was dripping wax.  No one wants to try to pry dried wax from a nice table cloth! Guess what? There were *NO* drips! None!  And after the candles were blown out... no soot, no lingering smoke, and best of all, no worries!






"When burned correctly, with a trimmed wick and in a draft free zone beeswax candles are smoke free, soot free and drip free. When burned they emit negative ions, thought by some to clean the air and prevent problems with asthma and depression."

One thing I was not concerned about was chemicals or additives.  100% Beeswax Candles  are all natural.  They lend themselves well to people who suffer with allergies or chemical sensitivities.  Beeswax has a subtle honey or floral scent (even when not burning). The colour of the wax ranges from pale buttery yellow to deep golden yellow based on the pollen used by the bees to produce the honey and wax.





Yes, I know. Beeswax candle can be a bit more expensive that paraffin candles.  You know the old adage: "You get what you pay for!".  I WANT candles that are free of harsh chemicals and additives, I WANT candles that smell clean, I WANT candles that don't smoke, soot, or drip.  Is it worth to pay more?  You bet it is!


From the Website: 
Beeswax is one of the oldest sources of artificial light and today is still the most natural candle material. The lovely fresh scent, a long burn time and the natural origins of beeswax make it the preferred candle for many types of people from the Catholic Church to environmentalists. 

Beeswax is literally created by honeybees from honey which is made from flower nectar. High quality beeswax candles are made from the melted and filtered caps that seal the honeycomb and the honeycomb itself. The wax is produced by worker bees from glands on the ventral side of the abdomen. It is clear when produced but stained yellow from contact with pollen and honey. Honeybees consume 6-8 pounds of honey to produce one pound of beeswax. 

Bees store honey in the hive on frames that hold the honeycomb filled with honey and sealed with wax called cappings. When the frames are removed the cappings are scraped off and set aside. The honey is then removed by spinning or in some cases crushing the comb. The honey is filtered and bottled. The remaining wax is either placed back into the hive to collect more honey or melted for use as beeswax. The wax is heated, filtered through fine mesh and poured into molds. Nothing is added to a 100% pure beeswax candle.

The good folks at Mohawk Valley Trading Company have generously offered one of my readers that same Candle Package that I received:

*One 2" x 6" 100% Pure Beeswax Pillar Candle
*Two 100% Pure Beeswax Votive Candles
*Two 100% Pure Beeswax Taper Candles
*Six 100% Pure Beeswax Tea Light Candles
*Twelve 100% Pure Beeswax Birthday Candles
***Total Value: $65.00***

Just follow the entry instructions below for your chance to enter to win!

*** Please read and follow all instructions carefully.  All Entries are verified. Open to USA only. No PO Boxes, please! ***



103 comments:

heather baker said...

I'd like to try their honey and maple syrup.

abfantom said...

I would like to get the 3" x 6" beeswax candle.

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abfantom said...

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psnyder said...

Would love to try the Adirondack Summer and Autumn Wildflower Honey !!

Jessa Karen said...

I would love to try their maple syrup! I hate buying syrup from the grocery store, it is a million times better homemade!

amp said...

I want to try their Apple Blossom Honey.


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scooter7018 said...

love to try some of that maple sugar

Rusthawk said...

I'd like to try the Apple Blossom Honey.

Evelyn Chuter said...

To be honest with you I don't have an interest in trying anything but the candles. I have heard wonderful things about beeswax candles.

porschepuppy said...

I'd like to try the wildflower honey.

Monica Platz said...

I would love to try some of their maple syrup! It looks delicious!

Evelyn Chuter said...

I enter the Name a Star giveaway.

CAT said...

From Mohawk Valley Trading Company I'd also like their handmade Goat's Milk Soap.

Susan Johnson said...

I would love to try some of their goat's milk soap, or some of their body butter. I have used honey scented soap before, and love the smell of it on my skin. I really like that their products are all natural.

Diane Therkildsen said...

Decorative Egg candle

Melissa Cushing said...

I would love to try any of their delicious looking jars of honey! Thanks for the post and giveaway! Love it!!!

Ronda Patrick said...

I would love to try the raw honey!

Sharon Kaminski said...

I would like to try the Goldenrod Honey.

Karen Dwight said...

I would like to try the maple syrup!

Rose-Marie said...

I'd love to try their soaps! All of them!

Edna Williams said...

I'd like to try their maple sugar.

kdkdkd said...

I want to try the Appleblossum Honey or the maple syrup

Kelly Tupick said...

I would like to try the pure maple syrup, see if it's anything like ours here in NH. We make our own right in town here.

barbara stenby said...

castile soap

Julie Lynn Bickham said...

Would like to try the maple syrup.

jdine said...

Raw Orange Blossom Honey

Paula Lee said...

Would love to try their maple syrup.

jandplee at att dot net

Carolyn Daley said...

I would like to try the Raw Orange Blossom Honey.

john hutchens said...

I would like to try the beeswax to make some hand lotion

Jessica Keeton said...

I would love to try the goats milk soap. It sounds amazing.

bbrittbrat1398 said...

I would like to try the Apple Blossom Honey.
Brittney House BBrittBrat1398@yahoo.com

Jessica Keeton said...

I entered to win the Win a #KitchenAid Stand Mixer from King Arthur Flour!

trishden said...

Hello, another of their products I would like to try is the Natural Body Butter. Thanks for a great giveaway!
trishden948(at)yahoo(dot)com

Kayla @ TheEclecticElement said...

I'd absolutely love to try their Raw Wildflower Honey! I love, love, LOVE me some raw honey ^.^

Thank you for this great giveaway!

angel d said...

the maple syrup

Melanie Jones said...

I would love to try beeswax. love all that bee stuff!

tat2gurlzrock said...

The Blueberry Blossom Honey sounds really good!

Dorothy Teel said...

I would love to try the Maple Syrup from The Mohawk Valley Trading Company would be so wonderful on waffles.

Elizabeth Tarlow said...

I'd like to try the Raw Adirondack Wildflower Autumn Honey.

Carly Dumac said...

I would love to try the Adirondack Summer and Autumn Wildflower Honey !! Sounds DELISH!

Michelle Proper said...

I would love to try the honey and the maple syrup!

Kelly OMalley said...

I would LOVE to try the Apple Blossom Honey. It sounds fabulous.

Caitlyn said...

I would like to try their handmade soaps.

5b7996c8-9b37-11e3-9ed4-000bcdcb471e said...

Their Apple Blossom Honey.

Jennifer Robbins said...

I would love to try some of the "Mohawk Valley" Company's maple syrup! It sounds delicious! : )

Carolyn Gonzalez said...

The Raw Orange Blossom Honey

Brutus Duffy said...

I would also love to try their raw orange blossom honey. Thanks.

Brutus Duffy said...

Also entered the Rounftree organics giveaway.

SueZH said...

I would like to try the wildflower honey.

Joanne Gentry said...

I would love to try the Raw Blueberry Blossom Honey.

April Yedinak said...

I would love to have some of their maple syrup. I haven't had real maple syrup in a long time.

wigget said...

i like their Pure Maple Syrup

matope said...

I'd love to try the maple syrup!

Heather De Luna said...

I would like to try the Goldenrod Honey.

Roxy said...

i'd like to try the Adirondack Summer and Autumn Wildflower Honey

mysweetiepiepie said...

I'd love to try the Raw Apple Blossom Honey.

mysweetiepiepie said...

I've entered the EatSmart Kitchen Scale Giveaway.

Lane Mahnke said...

I'd like to try the maple syrup.

Cheryl Rahkonen said...

I would love to try the Raw Comb Honey.

Cheryl Rahkonen said...

I entered the King Arthur Flour KitchenAid Stand Mixer giveaway.

virgomomwriter said...

It all looks good, but I'd especially like to try their handmade soaps...

Emely said...

I'd like to try the wildflower honey :)

Lynda Del Castillo said...

I'd like to try the Adirondack Summer and Autumn Wildflower Honey

Elaine Hearn said...

decorative egg candle

Calli W said...

I would also try the raw honey!

Julie said...

I would love to try the soap - my son and I both have very sensitive skin and are always looking for soaps that do not irritate our skin

Kierra said...

Oh, I'd love to try their goat milk soaps. It is so soothing!

Jessica Whitehouse said...

I would like to try the Orange Blossom Honey. I think it would be delicious on toast.

Laura Fugate said...

I would love to try their raw Orange Blossom Honey. Yum!

From Furrin said...

I'd love to try the Goldenrod Honey. Thanks for the giveaway.

lindsay said...

I would like to try the raw wildflower honey.

Robin Wilson said...

I would love to try any of their skin care products! But most especially their body butter!

Robin Wilson said...

I entered the Positivity Bracelet giveaway as well.

Natalie Yeoman said...

i would also like to try their maple syrup

imaclutz89 said...

I love their Raw Buckwheat Honey!

Mihaela Day said...

I like the Beeswax Candles

Debra said...

Orange Blossom Honey sounds really good

blew415 said...

Votives

Lauren Eggers said...

I would love to try the raw honey

samdaleo said...

I would like to try the Apple Blossom Honey.

Samantha (samdaleo)
jamesmadison1974@gmail.com

LesleyfromWI said...

Would love to try the wildflower honey

Helga said...

i would like to try he maple syrup/

Dale said...

I would love to try the 2" x 6" candle

Leanne Godfrey said...

I would like to try the Orange Blossom Honey

LaurKnotter said...

I would love to try the honey!

eddi bendossa said...

i want to try their Raw Apple Blossom Honey

Samantha Penrod said...

I would try the Goats Milk Lavender Soap

contestrobyn said...

I'd like to try the Maple Syrup!

Karen Drake said...

I would love to try their Pure Maple Syrup.

lmurley2000 said...

I want to try their maple syrup

lmurley2000@yahoo.com

Candie L said...

I would like to try the maple syrup. Thank you



candeluster(at)gmail(dot)com

Karrie Millheim said...

I would love the goats milk soap

Catherine M. said...

The grade a dark maple syrup sounds great. It is usually out of my price range for good syrup.

Samantha Hill said...

I love the candles that look like pinecones!!

AleeCassan said...

I would love to try the honey!!!

savvygirl65 said...

Maple syrup
Sherri J

Lorina Padgett said...

I would like to try the Maple Syrup.

E. Diane said...

I would love to try all the varieties of raw honey. The Maple syrup also looks yummy and we are just about in need of some more.

me_juliet AT hotmail dot com

dawn keenan said...

I would love to try their blueberry honey. Yum!

Sherry Conrad said...

I would love the pure maple syrup.

Holly S. said...

I'd love to try their Maple Syrup. Yum!

Susan Smoaks said...

i would like to try their maple syrup.

Darby Elizabeth said...

the maple syrup