Dani & Whitney
Meet the Makers
folk & lore is female owned. A duo made up of a holistic esthetician & a skateboarder in Boise, Idaho. Modern day chandlers.
Simplicity, sustainability, and the art of expression is our ethos. We combine those values and create hand-dipped and poured beeswax candles. Made for both function and style.
The wax is sustainably sourced from a local apiary in Idaho. The wax used is the result of the capping of honey cells that are scraped off during the honey harvesting process and then filtered and formed into large blocks. When we receive our beeswax, we filter it again to ensure clarity and that there is little to no debris left over which could negatively impact the burning performance. The candles are then crafted by hand. We curate wicks based on the size and type of candle that are made from beeswax coated hemp or organic braided cotton.
No additives or fragrances. Just pure beeswax gold. It's a mood.
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Beeswax candle flames are within the same spectrum as the sun. This warm toned flame burns the brightest, and due to the density of the wax, burns the longest.
Locally Sourced Beeswax
Whatever it is that you are passionate about learn it, and then share it. In our case it's the art of handmade beeswax candles. Beeswax truly is an art form to work with. It is meditative and therapeutic. A utilitarian art.
Beeswax is created from a wax producing gland located in the abdomen of the bee. Bees have to consume about 8 lbs of honey to produce 1 lb of wax. The color of the wax begins white and odorless. Over time and after it has been chewed and worked with by the young worker bees, it becomes golden from the honey, pollen, and nectar. It is used for honey storage and to protect the hive. Beeswax is a highly complex substance made of mostly fatty acids.
If beeswax could talk it would tell fascinating stories of its past, dating as far back to ancient Egyptians. Beeswax is a renewable resource and has been used and shared among communities for centuries. It serves endless purposes from skin and hair care products, hair removal, seals, burns, waterproofing, food wraps, natural preservatives, and our personal favorite-candles.
Candles were first made from beeswax as a functional light source. The flame of a beeswax candle is the brightest of all candles and is in the same spectrum as sunlight. Due to its density and high melting point beeswax burns the longest and drips less.
Beeswax is edible (but, probably don't eat it), non toxic, 100% biodegradable, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, antiviral, and anti-fungal. The wax has a natural scent that is of warm honey and sweet nectar. The color and fragrance may vary depending on the bees region, season and plants collected from.
Interested in carrying folk & lore candles? We are flattered!
Tell us a little bit about yourself and the space you'd like the candles to be in. With respect to our current wholesale accounts we also like to check proximity.
*Minimum $150 opening order