Candles NZ

Buying scented candles from New Zealand based Abeille is always a luxurious and scentsational experience. We’re passionate about creating scented candles from natural products and offer our customers a wide selection of beautifully fragranced candles and wax melts made from organic beeswax from South Island. Read More

Beautifully Scented Candles Made from Natural Ingredients

Why we choose beeswax for our candles? Because we truly believe it is an infinitely better alternative to using wax with a paraffin base or even wax made from soy. Beeswax candles burn brighter for longer and are cleaner than other types of wax candles. And as the wax comes from a renewable source it makes them a sustainable and eco-friendly choice. They’re much better for anyone who suffers from allergies or asthma too.

Scented Candles from South Island NZ

The basis of our candles and melts is natural, organic beeswax which is harvested from bees who live on the lush South Island of New Zealand. To create our perfect formula, we combine the beeswax with a small blend of organic coconut oil from the Pacific Islands.

Every bit of beeswax we use is harvested by ethical beekeepers who manage their hives with care and compassion. As the beeswax is an excess by-product of the honey, there is always more than enough left for the bees in the hive. So, you can rest assured that our beeswax is as bee friendly as it’s possible to be.

Unlike paraffin and soy waxes, beeswax is used in its natural state with no bleaching or hydrogenating required and its extraction does not require large areas of agricultural land or numerous bits of machinery. It’s the purest of all waxes, requires the least processing and needs no additives. In fact, you could say that beeswax our star ingredient!

When you burn a NZ made candle made of beeswax, you’ll immediately recognise its sweet and subtle honey aroma and when the wax is mixed with our carefully chosen scents it will transport you to sun-washed lands, heady blossom fields, citrus groves and even to your mama’s kitchen.

What is Beeswax?

You may be surprised to know that wax is made by bees that are less than 17 days old. The wax is composed of fatty acids, hydrocarbons, alcohol and traces of other substances and is secreted from glands that atrophy as the bee ages. When bees first start to secrete the wax, it is white in colour but gradually darkens and turns yellow. The darkness of the wax is determined by the flowers from which the nectar was taken.

To produce the wax, the young bees feed on the nectar that is stored within the colony. The bee takes around 24 hours to metabolize the nectar and turn it into a waxy substance which it then uses to repair the hive. Tiny moist scales of wax are secreted from the bee’s abdomen and the bee collects each flake as it emerges, chews it to soften it and then places it on the appropriate place in the honeycomb cell, before smoothing and polishing it.

Beeswax can vary in colour depending on the type of nectar the bee feeds on, but the colour is also determined by the quantities of pollen, oil and propolis within the wax. To make high-quality candles that will burn brightly and evenly, the wax needs to be pure and clean. That’s why our NZ made candles contain filtered beeswax.

Hand Crafted Scented Candles Made in NZ with Love

Each step in our handcrafted process is designed to bring out the natural beauty of our NZ candles and melts. First, the raw beeswax is gently melted so that we can siphon off any impurities. This ensures that the candles will burn cleanly. As the wax melts, the production area is filled with an intoxicating honeyed aroma mixed with tantalising scents of the natural land from where the wax was harvested. At this point, we add in organic coconut oil and our secret blend of oils and essences to create our delicious range of Abeille scents.

The molten mixture is then carefully hand poured into their containers and finished with our signature Wood-Wick which gives off a satisfying crackle as it burns.

Our NZ Made Candles Combine Delicious Aromas with Natural Wax

When you buy scented candles from Christchurch based Abeille, you can look forward to receiving high-quality scents that last and last. From the first time you light your candle until the flame flickers for the final time, your room will be filled with intoxicating aromas ranging from black raspberry and vanilla to spicy ginger. We believe we’ve created a collection of premium quality candles for sale online that will appeal to everyone who loves candles.

Our current collection includes stunning combinations of raspberries, blackberries and redcurrants blended with warm rich vanilla bean and Tonka pod, lemon and lime citrus aromas together with coconut, vanilla, florals and heady sandalwood, and our delectable French pear and green apple mixed with honey.

Zesty combinations of citrus fruits; comforting butterscotch, caramel and vanilla custard blends; spiced apple pie candles with dustings of cinnamon; fragrant peonies and sun-ripened nectarines and uplifting lemongrass and ginger are some of our most popular scented candles online, and we even offer a candle for those with more masculine tastes.

Our Whiskey Room candle is the perfect gift for the man in your life. Combining the unmistakable fragrance of Tennessee whiskey combined with traces of wood smoke, vintage leather, oakmoss and green cedar, you can buy candles online from us here at Abeille.

So, isn’t it time you treated yourself to a little luxury? Abeille is the place to buy candles in NZ online – whether you want to spoil a loved one, find a gift for a colleague or friend or simply fill your home with beautiful aromas that won’t cause allergies or exacerbate asthma symptoms.

And, if you’re a retailer looking to stock natural candles, you’ll be pleased to know that we sell our candles wholesale – get in touch and let’s talk! Read Less