HEALTH. Most candles are petroleum and meatpacking wastes that are toxic when burned, scented with poisonous synthetic oils, and marketed to "freshen" our precious air. The black soot is as harmful to our health as tobacco smoke. Aromatherapy candles also have health hazards.
Beeswax is extremely different. Honey bees make beeswax from the nectar of flowers so it is all natural, uniquely non-toxic, hypoallergenic and has a mild and sweet honey aroma. A perfectly renewable resource, beeswax is made by female worker bees (all worker bees are female). After they have engorged themselves with nectar and lay resting, flakes of beeswax are secreted from their abdomen. Yes, beeswax is a by-product. A by-product of the bees' honey making process! They mold this wax and shape it to fit perfectly over the tops of each little honey comb cell to cover either their honey or the Queen's eggs. Scent from Nature; 100% Pure Beeswax Candles are made from the fine layer of beeswax covering each honey cell but only after the bees have had their fill of honey!
Producing negative ions as it burns, beeswax is healthy and actually cleans our air of odors, pollens, smoke and other allergens and hazards. It leaves our air fresher just like a rain storm. They are the perfect candles for those with sensitivities to chemicals, scents or allergens. Studies have shown that burning beeswax candles:
- Improves air quality
- Improves sleep
- Enhances the immune system
- Provides relief from hay fever and allergies
- Allows for less severe asthma attacks
- Improves concentration
- Allows for the balancing of hormones
- Provides a natural detoxification
- Provides a sense of well being
Beeswax is precious stuff!
VALUE. Beeswax burns brighter, hotter, cleaner and much longer than chemical and vegetable waxes. When properly handcrafted and burned, beeswax candles are smokeless and drip less. They may seem more expensive at first glance, however when measured by completeness of burn and overall burn time, beeswax candles are usually more cost effective to burn.
BEAUTY. There is a simple beauty to a 100% Pure Beeswax Candle - to touch and to smell. We are reminded of our connection to the natural world when presented with and when burning a thoughtfully handcrafted beeswax candle as they support health and sustainable practices. Choose health. Choose sweetness and light. Choose pure beeswax.
Because we care about our health and our world.
Pass it on!