Bees4life

The Bee Candle Vietnam

 

Natural candles made in Dalat

The Bee Candle is a project that came to life to support Bees4life.org.
With the purchase of a candle you directly support the mission of the website. You can fuel our efforts to inspire people and farmers for a more sustainable lifestyle or farming practices!

Our goal is to become a 100% sustainable company with a triple bottom line:

Environmentally successful: by reducing packaging and production waste to a minimum, while sourcing locally whenever possible and neither using synthetic candle waxes nor fragrances.

How far have we come? Regarding this goal, we are on a good way. The majority of our ingredients are already sourced in Vietnam, the beeswax comes even from only a few kilometers away from our candle lab. Yay! Also, we have plans to get rid of the glass jar altogether, our product development is working on it.

Socially successful: by providing work and stable incomes to single moms or disadvantaged people.

How far have we come? So far, we are only 2 people working in the production and sales. The plan is to scale up soon… 🙂

Economically successful: possibly by generating even a little profit to serve the mission of bees4life.org.

How far have we come? Nowadays we can make small profits while paying our salaries and taxes. It’s not the world, but a humble start.

About the Product

Our candles are made with a blend of local beeswax and soy wax. We source the beeswax from 2 beekeeper families in Dalat and its surroundings.

Currently, they are available in 2 sizes: reusable glass jars in small (100ml) and big (200ml).

We exclusively use natural essential oils for our candles.

Available scents:

Noëlle

with cinnamon and orange essential oils

  Da Lat

pine tree and lemongrass essential oils

Fresh Mind

with lemongrass and java citronella essential oils

  Cinnamon

only cinnamon essential oil

Why do our candles last longer?

Check the combustion rates of soywax and beeswax in comparison to paraffin wax:

Source: Scientific study “Combustion characteristics of candles made from hydrogenated soybean oil” by K. Rezaei and T. Wang

How to burn a candle

As much as we love candles, we dearly care about the safety of our customers.

We recommend our customers to be aware of the fact that generally speaking, a candle is a small fire in your house. Never leave an enlightened candle out of sight.

Besides that, there are some more recommendations that we would like to warmly share with you.

  1.  Trim wick below 5mm
  2. Keep candles away from pets and children
  3. The container can get hot when the candle is lit.
  4. Burn candle no longer than 3 hours at the time.
  5. Close windows and avoid AC for the best scent experience.

 

Read also about other curiosities about candles and candle burning:

Natural essential oils and artificial scent oils in candles – what are the differences?

Why does candle scent seem to decrease after 15 minutes? All about naturally occurring nose blindness

Why do crystals form on the candle glass jar? All about the natural occurrence of “frosting”

Where can I purchase The Bee Candle Vietnam?

For purchases, simply message Labata Handmade Shop in Dalat for shipments in Vietnam.

In Saigon, visit Vy Studio in D7.

If you want to become a retailer, kindly send us a message on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thebeecandle/

For any other questions, also message us on Facebook or call +84 93 153 52 86.

We are happy to hear from you!