Beeswax, the purest of all candle waxes, burns brighter, cleaner, and exceptionally longer than chemical (paraffin) or vegetable (soy) waxes. When properly made, burned and maintained (trimming the wick) beeswax candles are smokeless and dripless. Beeswax candles burn with a bright, clear and steady flame, a brighter flame than other candles.
Beeswax gets its wonderful natural color and honey aroma from the pollen and nectar of the flowers that the bees are pollinating. A carefully handcrafted beeswax candle reminds us of our connection to nature and supports local beekeepers. Beeswax candles have been the choice of candle connoisseurs throughout the ages.
Burning beeswax candle may have the following health benefits:
Calms the soul
Improved air quality
Sense of well being
By-product of the petroleum industry
Short burn times
Burning paraffin candles (especially scented ones) can pollute indoor air as it produces the same combustion by-products as any other burning petrochemical
Some paraffin candles still have lead core wicks or other type of metal core that release toxic emissions when burned.
Produced from soybean oil (hydrogenated oil), not a natural wax. May contain non-soy ingredients
Burns twice as long as paraffin
Soy wax is a naturally soft wax therefore other ingredients, such as paraffin or stearic acid, need to be added to produce solid wax for pillars or votives
Fragrance oils and synthetic dyes are often added to soy candles
There are no regulations about the composition of soy wax
All natural, the purest of all candle waxes, made by the honey bee, contains no additives or fillers
Naturally burns up to three times longer than paraffin. Many other candle waxes (soy and paraffin) have additives to produce longer burn times
Burns clean when trimmed properly and burned in a draft free environment
Helps improve indoor air quality