The Wicked Bee

Why You Should Burn Beeswax. 

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

  • Improved sleep

  • Sense of well being


Paraffin wax

  • By-product of the petroleum industry

  • Non-renewable resource

  • 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.


Soy wax

  • Produced from soybean oil (hydrogenated oil), not a natural wax. May contain non-soy ingredients

  • Renewable resource

  • 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

  • Renewable resource

  • 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

  • Natural aromatherapy

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