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Healing Ground Farm

Erickson, Leif — Healing Ground Farm

Mt. Vernon, KY


Hemp-wick Beeswax Candles

Leif Erickson and Melinda Alcorn create candles from 100% beeswax and 100% hemp wick and hemp paper in Rockcastle County, Kentucky. They use locally sourced materials and process hemp for the wicks of their candles right on their farm.

Pure beeswax is one of nature’s perfect products. Prized since ancient times, it is fragrant and burns long and clean. Formed by bees from the nectar of flowers and it has a sweet natural fragrance all its own. 

Burning beeswax emits negatively charged ions which clear the air of positively charged ions carrying dust, odors, toxins, pollen, mold and viruses. The burning of beeswax is beneficial for people who have allergies and are environmentally sensitive.

Healing Ground Farm hemp-wick beeswax candles can be found at the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea.