Honey & Beeswax Candle Door Prizes at Utica Herbal Study Meeting

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The Utica Herbal Study group will meet Wednesday January 8th at 6:30PM at The Other Side, 2011 Genesee Street, Utica N.Y.

Bree Lesniak will lead the group on the topic of healing uses of products made by honey bees. This will include:

  • A brief overview of Apitherapy-Products from the hive for the home apothecary
  • Healing properties of honey and propolis
  • Practical applications for using honey and propolis with herbal therapies
  • Bee venom therapy as part of a holistic approach to Lyme disease

This event is free of charge and all are welcome.

In their continuing effort to support and promote beekeeping, sustainable agriculture, local, small and family owned farms and other local food sources, The Fort Schuyler Trading Company will donate the following door prizes for this event:

One, 1lb jar of Raw Honey

Five, 1 oz. Bars 100% Pure Beeswax

One Pair, 100% Pure Beeswax Round Taper Candles

One, 2” X 3” 100% Pure Beeswax Pillar Candle

Six, 100% Pure Beeswax Tea Light Candles

Two, 100% Pure Beeswax Votive Candles

Twelve, 100% Pure Beeswax Birthday Candles

One Bar, Honey & Beeswax Soap

One, Honey Bee embroidered Sweatshirt Blanket

Honey & Beeswax

Honey and beeswax  are gifts from honey bees that have been used by humans since prehistoric times for a multitude of purposes and 100% pure beeswax candles are one of the oldest sources of artificial light.

Unfortunately many of the people who profess to live a healthy lifestyle and burn candles are unaware of the dangers of burning petroleum based paraffin (a sludge and waste product from the refining of petroleum) and scented candles which produce highly toxic fumes and soot when burned.

The highly toxic fumes and soot released by burning paraffin wax are the same as those found in burning diesel fuel.

Poisonous chemicals present in paraffin (and released into the air through burning) include, but are not limited to known carcinogens such as: Acetone, Benzene, Toluene, Trichlorofluoromethane, Carbon Disulfide, 2-Butanone, Trichloroethane, Carbon Tetrachloride, Tetrachloroethene, Chlorobenzene, Ethylbenzene, Styrene, Xylene, Phenol, Cresol and Cyclopentene.

Read more about this subject here “toxic paraffin candles, “toxic fumes from scented candles” or type any combination of similar keywords into the search box of your favorite search engine.

Many 100% soy wax candles contain a small amount of paraffin since standardized labeling of soy candles is not enforced or regulated. This means that any claims of ingredients or benefits, are left up to the discretion of the soy wax maker.

Read more about this subject here “Chemicals in Your Soy Candles or type any combination of similar keywords into the search box of your favorite search engine.

The bottom line is: When you burn petroleum based paraffin wax candles or scented candles, you are filling your home with highly toxic chemicals and fumes.

Many trips to the Emergency Room for children with unexplainable breathing problems, asthma attacks or adults with COPD flare-ups could be prevented by not burning petroleum based paraffin candles or scented candles.

100% pure beeswax candles burn clean and have their own natural honey/floral scent even when not burning. Unlike paraffin candles, they do not contain any additives, synthetic chemicals or leave behind black soot from smoke when they are burned.

In addition, 100% pure beeswax candles help purify the air and to learn more about this, type “benefits of beeswax candles” into the search box of your favorite search engine.


Honey has been used by humans for thousands of years for its health benefits and as a sweetener and flavoring for many foods and beverages. If honey is to be used for its health-benefits, it must be raw honey since heating honey (pasteurization) destroys all of the pollen, enzymes, propolis, vitamins, amino acids, antioxidants and aromatics. Comb honey is sections of the hexagonal-shaped beeswax cells of the honeycomb that contain raw honey that have been cut from the wooden frames of a beehive.

The Fort Schuyler Trading Company

The Fort Schuyler Trading Company offers the highest quality organic, unprocessed and natural products they can procure namely; coffee, tea, herbs, spices, maple syrup, maple sugar, raw honey, 100% pure beeswax, 100% pure beeswax candles, natural skin care products, handmade soap, essential oils, and 100% organic cotton twill.

In addition, they have the largest selection of in stock natural stone tile in Central-Upstate New York.


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