Skeps were upside down straw basket that housed bees for 2000 years. All of our candles are made with 100 % pure beeswax and lead-free cotton wicks. They are chemical and fragrance free. Beeswax candles can burn up to three times longer than paraffin and soya candles because beeswax is a harder wax. Beeswax candles produce negative ions to help clean the air, so people with allergies and asthma can enjoy beeswax candles.