Old Mill Candles was started by our friend, Kate Ellis in Minneapolis. She utilizes pure, organic beeswax from her family's 4th generation apiary in Western Minnesota. Beeswax candles burn longer, cleaner and more evenly than standard paraffin candles. Old Mill doesn't use any or additives or preservatives. Each candle is 100% pure beeswax with a cotton wick, handmade by Kate with sustainable practices. With their warm glow and subtle honey aroma, these candles have a loyal fan club here at The Foundry. Beeswax candles are easy to manipulate if your taper is a hair too big for your candle holder. Warm the wax gently with your hand before inserting the candle. Or, using a utility knife, remove a small portion of the beeswax at the base of the candle.