Beeswax Candle Benefits & Where to Buy Beeswax Candles

Beeswax has been used by human beings for thousands of years for many different purposes and 100% pure beeswax candles are one of the oldest sources of manmade light. Here are some of the benefits of beeswax candles:

100% Beeswax Candles Are All Natural, Ecologically Friendly and Non-Toxic

Since there are no regulations on revealing candle ingredients, candles branded as “beeswax” can be made of paraffin and contain only as 5% beeswax. Make sure the label reads “100% pure beeswax candles” before you buy.

Overtime, genuine beeswax creates a thin white “beeswax bloom” or sheen. It’s completely natural, and a good way to tell if the candle is real 100% pure beeswax. The white bloom doesn’t damage the candle at all and beeswax candles burn with even more attractiveness as they age, because of the bloom which is a very looked-for feature. Synthetic waxes do not get a bloom as they age and to make sure that your beeswax candles are real, buy them from a real beekeeper!

100% beeswax candles are natural, ecologically friendly, safe, and non-toxic as they undertake no chemical processing and are biodegradable. Beeswax candles burn extremely clean when clipped correctly.

Paraffin on the other hand, is a black sludge that is treated with industrial strength bleach to transformation its color to white, creating toxic dioxins. Acrovyn, a carcinogenic chemical is then added to solidify the white sludge. Some paraffin candles also contain lead wicks.

The final result is an enormously toxic product and by burning paraffin candles, you produce the same toxins. If you really knew how toxic paraffin candles are, you would throw them out and stop contaminating the air in your household. 

Beeswax Candles are Better Than Paraffin or Soy Candles

Paraffin candles are a refined petroleum by-product that contains many poisonous compounds and substances such as benzene and toluene. They produce toxic diesel exhaust-like fumes.

Like paraffin candles, soy candles have a much lower meting point than beeswax candles and therefore they do not burn as robust and bright as beeswax candles. Another con is that one of the biggest drawbacks of soy wax is that it will spoil without preservatives. 

Additional chemicals, bleach and wax hardeners are some of common ingredients found in soy candles. In addition, soy candles are generally made from genetically modified soy crops that have been seriously sprayed with deadly pesticides.

Beeswax Candles Have a Natural Fragrance

100% pure beeswax candles have a natural organic raw honey /floral scent unlike paraffin candles that contain non-natural dyes and artificial fragrances that give off toxins when burned.

Beeswax Candles Have a Longer Burn Time

With a high melting point (actually the highest among all waxes), beeswax candles have a much longer burn time (2-5 times longer than paraffin candles) and drip very slightly, if any at all, which offsets the higher cost. On the other hand, paraffin candles are not nearly as efficient with a short burning time and excessive drip, which means that they are not all that inexpensive after all and some of paraffin candles contain extra chemicals to decrease dripping.

Beeswax Candles Have a Brighter Flame

100% pure beeswax candles burn stronger and brighter than any other candle while producing naturally bright light that is in the same spectrum as the sun. Paraffin candles produce a flame that is not as robust and vivid, and cannot induce the same natural atmosphere of warmness and elegance as beeswax candles.

Beeswax Candles Burn Soot Free and Help Purify the Air 

It has been said, that as beeswax candles burn, they ionize the air and remove toxins since the negative ions they emit bond to the positive ion toxins which aids in removing them from the air providing a cleaner atmosphere for you and your loved ones. 

Beeswax candles are the only candles that emit negative ions that cleanse, purify, improve air quality, and revitalize the human body.  Beeswax candles are a natural ionizer, whereas paraffin candles produce damaging black soot that leaves black residue and stains interior surfaces of your home.

Beeswax Candles Benefit Those with Allergies or Asthma 

Beeswax candles are hypo-allergenic, and benefit those with allergies and asthma they should be used instead of paraffin candles which should be avoided by those with asthma or allergies.

These are just some of the benefits of beeswax candles and you can buy them from the Mohawk Valley Trading Company.