Updated: Oct 18, 2021
Beeswax is the deliciously scented wax that honeybees produce to store honey. When the surplus honey from the beehive is harvested, the honey is spun out of the wax. The wax cappings are then melted (in a solar melter in our case), cleaned and ready to use for creating beautiful candles. These beautiful candles benefit both one's health and the environment!
Burning beeswax candles has the benefit of purifying the air. Beeswax candles produces negative ions when burned. These negative ions attach to air impurities such as dust, mold, pollen and toxins (which are positive ions) and descends them to the floor where they'll be eliminated with regular cleaning. This is especially useful for minimizing indoor air pollution from allergens or off-gassing of chemicals present in newly-built homes, condos or apartment units.
The glow from the flame of a beeswax candle gives off a bright light similar in spectrum as the sun. It's no wonder that I am so drawn to globe-shaped candles! The beeswax glow is especially welcome during the long, dark days of winter.
No matter the time of year burning pure beeswax candles induces a sense of relaxation. They are a welcome addition to a meditation practice.
Beeswax is a very hard wax which allows it to burns longer with minimal drips while emitting the delicious scent of honey. No artificial scents needed.
Paraffin is a petroleum by-product thus not a renewable material. Soy is a very neutral substrate for candles as it can easily be scented and colored, but it has the ever-present threat of being grown with genetically modified seeds while being treated with pesticides that are a devastating threat to bees and other beneficial insects. Some paraffin and soy candles can actually contribute to indoor air pollution if they are scented with artificial ingredients.