The Good Lyfe

Beeswax Cactus Candle


These beautiful beeswax candles are sustainably made and hand-poured by Bryony (Vesta Living) in her small studio in Digbeth, Birmingham.

The beeswax comes from a local producer of honey... the bees forage on dandelion, willow, apple and cherry blossom in spring, and bramble, clover, wild flowers from the remaining forest through the summer. It smells like honey, and burns slowly and beautifully.

Candles have been used as part of daily life, ritual and ceremony for thousands of years… they are a metaphorical and physical light in the dark. The flame of the candle is said to be seen in all dimensions, making our wishes and intentions all the more powerful when made upon a candle.


Benefits of beeswax candles

Clean and Non-Toxic: Beeswax is a natural substance produced by bees, and when used to make candles, it burns without releasing harmful toxins or pollutants. Unlike paraffin candles, which may emit harmful chemicals like benzene and toluene when burned, beeswax candles are a cleaner and healthier option.

Natural Scent: Beeswax candles have a naturally sweet and subtle honey-like aroma. we don’t add any scent to our candles making them a great choice for individuals sensitive to synthetic fragrances.

Longer Burn Time: Beeswax candles tend to burn slower and last longer than other wax candles of the same size. They have a higher melting point, which means they can withstand warmer temperatures and have a longer burning life.

Negative Ion Release: When beeswax candles burn, they release negative ions into the air. These ions can help neutralize pollutants, dust, and other allergens, contributing to improved air quality.

Environmentally Friendly: Beeswax is a renewable resource, and sustainable beekeeping practices ensure its availability without harming the environment.

Drip Resistant: Due to their higher melting point, beeswax candles are less likely to drip or create messy wax pools compared to other types of candles.

Hypoallergenic: Beeswax candles are generally well-tolerated by individuals with allergies or sensitivities to other types of candles or scents.