THE BENEFITS OF BEESWAX CANDLES

Posted by Daniela Mckay on

 

Lighting a candle provides an immediate sense of calm and warmth to a room. They help us to relax and unwind and can instill a sense of peace and serenity.


When you burn beeswax candles, there is so much more to gain. Not only are you enjoying a beautiful, calming light, but you also get to experience the many benefits of beeswax.

NEUTRALIZE POLLUTANTS

Even if your home is spotless, burning beeswax candles can provide protection against germs, odors, mold, allergens, and dust in the air around you. These natural air purifiers release negative ions into the room as they burn, helping us breathe cleaner, fresher air.

BURN CLEANLY

Beeswax is a natural wax that burns cleanly and emits no soot. Unlike paraffin, which releases toxins into the air when burned, beeswax candles don't release any harmful additives or chemicals into the environment. Another added bonus is that many candle lovers are delighted that beeswax candles are drip-free.

BURN LONGER

As beeswax is a much denser material than soy or paraffin, the candles have a slower burn and a longer lifespan. Compared to paraffin and soy, a beeswax candle can burn up to 2-5 times as long, meaning you'll need to replace them less often.

BETTER AMBIANCE

Beeswax candles offer a beautiful warm glow that is unlike any other. They emit a lovely bright yellow warmth that fills the room with a calming, comfortable light that is the closest to natural sunlight of any candle.

SUBTLE SCENT

Beeswax candles have a subtle, natural scent. As they burn, they release a delicate, earthy honey scent that is calming and sweet without being overpowering. As beeswax is natural, it can vary in scent from batch to batch. When adding additional scents, coconut wax can be added to improve the scent retention of candles and melts.

SUSTAINABLE

Our beeswax candles are a sustainable option and a much better alternative to soy which contributes to deforestation and requires a multitude of harmful pesticides and fertilizers to grow. Not only does some of the wax come from our very own hives, but we also use recyclable packaging and minimal plastic to ensure that our candles are environmentally friendly.


HOW DO BEESWAX CANDLES COMPARE IN COST?

As beeswax candles are a natural product, they require more time and labor to produce. It's been estimated that our bees need to fly nearly 250,000 kilometers just to collect enough nectar to produce the 3.6 kilos of honey needed to make .5 kilos of beeswax.


As such, their cost is higher than soy or paraffin waxes - but this is purely a reflection of the materials and the labor required to make them. Fortunately, the benefits far outweigh the additional expense!


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