117 Craig St. Parksville BC
Pure Canadian Beeswax
These elegant tapered candles are hand dipped the 'old way'. The act of creating a candle with repetitive dips into a gorgeous smelling vat of pure beeswax, produces a long even burning candle.
Pure cotton wick
Eight hours of burn time per 8" candle
Ten hours of burn time per 10" candle
Beeswax is both sustainable and protects biodiversity; a natural, renewable resource, sourced from apiaries throughout British Columbia and Alberta. The colour of the wax changes season to season, depending on what flowers the bees gather pollen and nectar from - to feed the hive. As the bees move from flower to flower they pollinate our planet.
Our candles are a treasured gift of aroma, form, and an indulgent, intimate light.
Trim the wick after each burn to a quarter of an inch, slightly longer for tapered candles.
As the candle burns down, gently thumb in the melted wax inwards, to contain the wax pool.
To extinguish, smartly press the wick into the wax pool. This will not only ensure the absence of smoke but will re-coat the wick for the next lighting.
Bloom is a whitish patina that may form over time. This is the natural rising of minerals to the surface, and may be wiped away with a lint-free cloth.
Corrie Leigh Smith
Welcome to Shades of Green, I’m so glad you’re here!
When I opened the store in 2009 there wasn’t many options for sustainable, earth friendly products in our community. It was a bit hard at first to source these kinds of products but now with so many people getting on board with the Zero waste movement there’s so much more available. We love to support Local and Canadian Made products as much as possible but when we do source products made outside of North America we make sure they are Made responsibly in Fair Trade practices.
Thank you for visiting the shop and wherever you are on your earth loving journey we are here to help. Small changes everyday can make a big impact.