Make your own candles using beeswax. These homemade candles leave your air fresh while purifying it from pollen and dust particles.
In Welcome to the Farm: How-to Wisdom from The Elliott Homestead, Shaye Elliot teaches readers how they can live a homestead lifestyle without a farm. In this fully illustrated how-to, Elliot shows readers how to harvest their own vegetables, milk a dairy cow, can jams and jellies, and more! The following excerpt is from Chapter 6, "Beginning Your Apiary."
Considering that synthetic wax candles can be purchased at the store for next to nothing, this certainly isn't a project that's done for cost savings. That's not the point. The point is that there's something wholesome about it... something grounding... something more valuable than just the candle itself. Bonus: Did you know that beeswax produces a negative charge when it's burned? And did you know that pollen, dirt, and dust are charged by positive ions? Thus, burning a beeswax candle actually causes these particles to drop out of the air, thus purifying the air? Now you do. Onward to candle making!
There's just something romantically beautiful about a collection of fresh, homemade beeswax candles lining the kitchen counter. And the smell? Fuggedaboutit. It's a little piece of air-freshening heaven on earth.
Excerpted with permission from Welcome to the Farm, by Shaye Elliot. Published by Lyons Press, © 2017.
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