Beeswax Advent Candles!
Set of 4 hand poured USA beeswax Advent candles.
All Made in the USA
(except for dye sourced from Europe)
❤️What you receive ❤️
One pink candle
3 purple candles
✅ Big Update:
We have switched to a new 🇺🇲 USA sourced beeswax for the pink candle.
This wax natural honey scent but not as strong as the purple ones.
We will update burn times for your new candle to variety in November.
NEW option: Candle Followers from the store Brass and Silver Traditions. With permission we are now offering an addon option if you would like to purchase followers that go with our beeswax Advent candles and neutralize the drip. They will be shipped in the vendor’s original packaging. You can also buy them direct from Amazon from the Brass and Silver Traditions store at the link below in our section in candle followers. The best pricing is with the original vendor at Amazon. We keep limited stock to ship the same day that we ship your order.
Natural Honey Scent:
Please note: the pink candle is made with triple filtered white wax so doesn’t have the same strength natural honey scent the other three purple candles have; although it smells lovely.
Current time to make the order before shipping is about 5-7 business days.
Please let your candles cure for 7 days before using.
The beeswax Advent candle order can be used sooner.
However, the burn time will not be optimal and they may drip more. A candle follower helps prevent dripping quite effectively.
Shipping Time: 🚚📦
UPS shipping is about 3-5 business days.
USPS is highly variable, up to 24 days in transit.
The dates seen on Etsy for shipping time are wholly dependent on the carrier.
We will provide a tracking number as soon as it is delivered to the post.
📦 We strive to use UPS shipping wherever possible.
UPS does not generally deliver with standard services to PO Boxes, so if at all possible please use an address serviced by UPS.
Fresnell Beeswax Advent Candles Features:
Not adulterated with other waxes, except for dye flakes (see below)
Purple Candles- Natural Honey Aroma, USA Beeswax
Pink Candles- White wax base, USA beeswax as of 10.12.22
– Braided 100% Cotton,
– Manufacturer Markets it as Lead Free
– Made in USA
– I prime the wicks with beeswax before hand pouring the candles
– I do not notice appreciable soot coming off into the air from this wick.
– Some smoke after you extinguish it as would be expected by burning a cotton wick.
– Not self-trimming
– Wick trimming regularly whenever the wick gets above 1/2″ is very important for safety.
***If the wick is allowed to burn too long it will bend and pieces could flake off leaving embers. So please be very mindful of the wick size any time you are burning these candles.**** The first 20 minutes the wick will need to be trimmed. Then usually every 30-40 minutes thereafter.
10″ tip to base
Base: ~3/4″ at very bottom flares to ~1in at the top of the base (About 1″ from bottom)
See the section on candle follower accessories below for a nice way to stop the drip.
Weight: ~2.7 oz
-Made in Europe
-Soy wax based
-Used at low percent ~0.2%
🕯️Please note the pink candle color may vary by batch.
🕯️Without candle followers, there was dripping. Recommend to use glass candle sticks rather than a traditional wreath holder. That way you can move the candles around inside your wreath to ensure the wreath doesn’t get wax on it. Some wax will get on the candle holder base as well if you do not use 7/8″ brass candle followers.
Candle Followers (Not included):
Candle followers are a candle accessory to help mitigate wax drips. In my tests with them, there was absolutely no dripping at all. Candle followers are a great option to stop the drip and they look lovely as well. Use 7/8″ followers.
I purchased my followers from this seller but I am not affiliated in any way with their shop and make no claims as to suitability for your candle setup.
Order your 7/8″ Candle Followers Direct from the Vendor Here:
7/8″ Candle Followers, Brass & Silver Traditions
Be sure to test optimal conditions for your candle follower if you decide to use them with this set of beeswax Advent candles.
Different candle followers may vary.
You may need to burn the first part of the candle to ensure no drips come over the top of the follower.
I did not have that problem with the followers I purchased.
If you do use candle followers, be sure to learn about how to use and maintain them safely according to your manufacturer directions. They do require some cleaning and care should be taken to avoid touching them when they are hot. Also be sure the wick does not bring the flame in contact with the follower by using sufficient wick trimming.
Here is a neat discussion (not a Catholic Church however) on YouTube by another creator about candle followers and beeswax candles.
Burn Differences By Color:
🕯️There are variations in the burn time. The rose wax has been triple filtered so it may have lost some natural additives perhaps found in the yellow beeswax.
Candle Safety 🦺:
🕯️Keep a jug of water or fire extinguisher nearby for safety.
🕯️Keep all flammable items out of the way of the candle. Imagine if anyone could hit it where would it fall. Clear that area of potential flammable items in case of accident.
🕯️VERY IMPORTANT🚨🚨🚨 Wick Trimming
Trimming the wick is very important! And remove the trim. Don’t let it burn in the pool of wax. In my tests I had to trim every 40 minutes or so. Yet, if you see a dropping or long (>1/2″ ) wick or the flame is getting larger than 1″ it’s time to blow out and Trim the wick. The first trim will need to be made about 20-30 minutes into the burn time.
🕯️After 20-30 min initial burn or when the wick is nearing 1/2″ or drooping, trim.
🕯️Extinguish the candle and trim the wick. The wick should not exceed 1/2″.
🕯️After initial trim, extinguish and trim wick every 30-40 minutes.
🕯️Use a candle snuffer / candle extinguisher.
🕯️ This is not a self trimming wick. Any charred wick has to be trimmed by hand. If you blow the candle out, piece of embers can fly off. Be sure to douse embers of any kind.
🕯️Also be careful when collecting the trimmings because the char can stain a tabletop.
🚨🕯️Be sure there are no embers. It’s good to douse the charred piece in water before discarding if they have any ember in them. A candle snuffer will help mitigate any flying embers that might occur with blowing out the candle.
🕯️Re-light after trimming to ~1/4″. I recommend awaiting 20 minutes before relighting so the wax can cool.
🕯️Remember not to let the trimmings go into the melt pool.
Discard the wick trimmings so they don’t interfere with the subsequent burns.
🕯️Keep away from babies, children, and pets.
🕯️Beeswax may be an allergen for some people.
Consult doctor if any disease / medical condition is present before use.
There is some smoke after extinguishing the candle.
🕯️Keep candles at least 3″ apart for best burn outcome
🕯️Trim wick to height of candle follower if using a follower. Usually 1/4″
🕯️Never burn the candle for longer than 40 minutes.
The wick needs to be trimmed regularly because it’s a natural cotton wick, not self- trimming
Burn time for these Beeswax Advent Candles:
🕯️🌲Will vary based on temperature of the room. I tested in 77°F.
Uncured candles without followers:
Pink: TBD (new USA beeswax)
Purple: 8+ hrs.
Cured (cure time >=2weeks) with brass followers when burning:
Pink: TBD (new USA beeswax)
Purple: ~12 hrs.
If you cut your wick too short or if your environment is much colder than 77°F (our test environment) your candle may not light or burn as our tests showed. Trim a little of the wax away before lighting to expose the wick. If you have any issue we would be glad to make you a candle with a replacement thicker wick for colder places. Please let us know how to make you a repeat customer. 👍
Current Processing Time:
5-7 Business Days before shipment
Candles need a lot of extra packing so we made it a priority to pack these beeswax Advent candles safely.
Beeswax Advent Candles + Gift box (Optional Addon):
You can opt for a beautiful design box with a popular Advent prayer called St. Andrew’s Christmas novena. It’s a cherished prayer for me and I hope it brings great joy to your family as well to contemplate the words about the Baby Jesus in the Stable.
These round gift boxes we use to hold our beeswax Advent candles are made in the USA. I design and label all the labels myself with vintage and licensed art. I take time to finish all the boxes carefully and try to make it exquisite for your family.
If you do not need the gift box select it on the options when placing your order. The plain boxes are also made in the USA along with all packaging boxes and paper / bubble wrap.
Candle Holder ADDON:
Please note: glass holder and brass followers are not included in this order. This order is just the beeswax Advent candles. You can add 4 individual glass candlestick holders for an added fee. Currently, we do not offer the candle holders.
Please remove the candles very slowly and gently from the cannister. It is packed with bubble wrap so it may take a little time to remove the candles slowly.
Please note: Each beeswax Advent candle comes out differently! We try to only work on low humidity days, but some surface variations are present. Rough finish surface or some discolored areas may occur. There may be some small bubbles in the candle surface from where the wax didn’t totally adhere to the mold.
Some candles may be slightly taller than others and some may bow slightly. Feel free to bend them gently to fit your candle holder straight. I try to trim them equally. I melt the bottoms to make the candle more flat. The candle size is ~10″. The bottom is a fairly rough finish, even with flattening, and the gripping sides can be a little smushed due to demolding. However, they do fit nicely into the standard glass candle holder available at many retailers.
Caution:. Do not use if the candle is cracked anywhere. Please let us know right away if any are damaged due to possibly cold shipping temps and we will get replacements to you asap.
There is some discoloration that occurs randomly with each candle so there may be small imperfections such as areas or discolored spots or scratches on the surface of the candle.
Protect Your Tabletop:
The candle dye does bleed on surfaces even with a cured candle from this advent beeswax candle set so be sure to protect your surface from potential dripping or stains. These look beautiful within an Advent Wreath, just be sure to keep any materials free of the dripping wax.
Also, these candles are not blessed so it is always nice if a priest can bless them.
Thank you for your support and orders. It is a real joy to make these.
Don’t hesitate to reach out with any issues you are having. We will do our best to accommodate your requests! Please let us know if there has been any damage to a candle during shipping so we can provide you with a good one! It may take a few days to pour and then shipping a per candle replacement may vary with the address used. UPS serviced addresses will get there much faster.
Thanks for keeping us informed about your experiences! We hope you really enjoy these beeswax Advent candles with beeswax sourced 100% from USA apiaries.
If you liked this listing for beeswax Advent candles, check out my 100% beeswax candles in my shop as well! They are also naturally fragrant like these purple Advent candles.