Beeswax is a remarkable by product of honey. Beeswax is made by the youngest honey bees in a colony, they are too young to forage for nectar. To produce the wax they gorge themselves on honey and link themselves together by the hundreds. After several hours wax starts to flow from pockets in their abdomens. Each bee then scrapes off the wax with their legs and chews it into soft pellets. They then use these pellets to make perfectly engineered honeycomb cells. The hexagon shape used is the most efficient storage structure ever developed by any species, including humans.
The benefits of beeswax are surprising... Did you know that burning beeswax produces negative ions that circulate in the room and attract pollutants and clean your air? Many people report that burning a beeswax candle in your bedroom 30 minutes before falling asleep produces a more restful sleep.
Beeswax is also used in many skin care products because it provides a protection against irritants while still allowing the skin to breathe. It also offers anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and antiviral benefits making it helpful in treating skin irritation.
Paraffin wax candles on the hand are a byproduct of petroleum, a non-renewable resource. Therefore inhaling the fumes from paraffin candles is not great for your health. According to a study done at South Carolina State University in 2009, the chemicals found in the fumes of paraffin candles are linked to cancer, birth defects, and such respiratory ailments as asthma––especially when there are many of them burning in enclosed, unventilated spaces like restaurants, churches, or a room in your home.
I know which one I'd prefer to burn in my house! Beeswax is natural and has positive effects on our body.
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