Every candle from Bennett Apiaries is made by hand in our home kitchen. We use our own rendered wax and supplement with high quality pure filtered wax when we are unable to fully supply the demand. Primed (pre-soaked in beeswax) 100% cotton wicks are used in all our candles. This helps reduce soot?and increases the burn time. We hope you enjoy our product from the hive as much as we do!