Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Mom and I went on a whirlwind trip to the New York International Gift Fair and found some wonderful items to add into our mix at the shop. With the closure of two stores in town after Christmas it became obvious where the holes would be for our loyal customers. We did a lot of shopping in the handmade section and one of the orders we are expecting is from Eco Kids (from Maine). This a family run business that produces all natural art supplies. We ordered paint, dough, crayons and most exciting all natural Easter Egg dye, (and the colors are gorgeous). This company is a lot like ours and operates with a philosophy much like ours so we couldn't be more thrilled. Stay tuned for the next blog about the FABULOUS VEGAN RESTAURANT that we dined at.
Thursday, January 17, 2013
We here at Vermont HoneyLights want to thank all of our wonderful customers, new and old, who chose to shop small this year and support our business and give all US made gifts and 100% beeswax candles. We can not express our thanks enough. It is because all of you that we can continue to do what we love. Some changes have occurred on the Main Street in Bristol and we have lost more stores and with this we look forward to the year ahead and how we, as a business in town, can continue to offer Bristol and beyond products and services that we all actually need and use.
We are very excited to be getting in some new baby items to round out our small, but adorable, offering, including throws & onesies made from recycled materials right here in the USA. Whether it's pirates, farmyards, rubber duckies or owls, this line is sure to please.
We started carrying The Root Studio (Addison, VT) before Christmas and had a wonderful response to these adorable hand made owls and look forward to expanding our selection of precious gifts for your precious little ones.
Curly Girl Design continues to thrill us with 8 new designs this year already, also new notepads and journals. They will be here momentarily and we hope that anyone looking for a special card will stop by and peruse a while. Between Curly Girl and Erin Smith, you should find a card for everyone you wish.
Coming soon....Why does my co-op carry paraffin candles? Stay tuned.
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It’s rumored that the idiom “Mind your own beeswax” came from Colonial America when women would put beeswax on their faces to soften their skin. If you didn’t “mind” the timing, it would grow hard and crack and the benefits to the skin would be lost.
Ironically, beeswax is a component in many modern day cosmetics, so our female predecessors were on to something.
Similarly, the benefits of beeswax candles have stood for centuries: they don’t drip; they burn longer, as well as cleaner than their paraffin and soy counterparts.
But, here’s a benefit that is not as well known – and the science behind it is almost mystical:
The bright flame of a beeswax candle produces the same beautiful light spectrum as the sun. As the candle burns, negative ions are emitted that clean the air and, in turn, invigorate the body.
Negative ions are drawn to positive ions. Positive ions hold on to airborne things like dust, mold and odors; the negative ions latch on to the “contaminated” positive ions and weigh them down this causes the contaminated positive ions to fall to the ground thereby cleaning and purifying the air. A perfect example of this phenomenon is rainstorms. A rainstorm is a negative ionic event, which is why we say the air smells so fresh after a rainstorm.
As the beeswax burns it gives off a non-toxic, hypo-allergenic, subtle fragrance of a mixture of honey and the nectar of the flowers in the honeycomb.
Burn a beeswax candle today and enjoy the full ambiance of light and fragrance all from a natural renewable source.