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Education is a social process. Education is growth. Education is not a preparation for life; education is life itself.

~ John Dewey

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Monday, August 06, 2007

Beeswax candles

Today, we learned about beeswax candles. Made from flowers by honeybees, beeswax is uniquely non-toxic and non-allergenic. To make one pound of beeswax, the worker bees eat about ten pounds of honey, fly 150,000 miles and visit 33 million flower blossoms. Beeswax is supposed to burn much brighter, hotter, cleaner and longer than chemical and vegetable waxes (we haven't tried to burn them yet). When properly made and burned beeswax candles are smokeless and dripless. Most candles are paraffin, a left-over from oil refining that contains carcinogens. They are harmful to your health. In fact, the American Lung Association discourages the use of aromatherapy candles. So, beewax candles are the way to go! If you want to try making your own candles check out

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