Paraffin Wax Candles
All candles begin with wax, but now there are many waxes used which can be detrimental to our health. Most candles on the market are petroleum-based products and scented or coloured candles, setting the scene for polluted indoor air, which can aggravate existing respiratory conditions such as asthma.
Natural waxes are created from plants such as soya beans and beeswax made by bees. This wax was always in candle-making until the manufacture of paraffin became much cheaper.
For optimum health, burn natural and beeswax candles, which are clean- burning. Burn candles with cotton braided wicks, which contain no metal.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 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.
We sell some great beeswax candles for different uses in your home! Have a look at the range.