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What are the Benefits of Beeswax Candles?

Benefits of beeswax candles

The beehive has been known for centuries to give very unique spiritual and energetic powers. Honey and Beeswax, for example, are considered to this day a gift from mother nature and granted with esoteric and mystical qualities. “Beeswax, the oldest known raw material for candles, is a metabolic product of the honeybee. The wax is exuded from glands on the abdomen of the worker bees and used to make the honeycomb. The wax acquires its colour and pleasant smell over a period of time through contact with honey and pollen. The availability of this raw material is naturally limited. (1)”

The burning of a beeswax candle is one way of getting the wisdom of the bee and a world of benefits from products which are made from the bee. It is very easy to notice the difference between breathing the fumes of a beeswax candle and a cheap paraffin candle. By Choosing products that are made with high consciousness we fill ourselves with the same energy which makes us strong and keeps us connected to mother nature. In this article we will talk about all the benefits of beeswax candles, why they are considered as healthful candles and how you can use them to your benefit.

Beeswax candles are good for your health

Apart from being a gift to people from mother nature, beeswax candles have countless health benefits. Here are some facts about beeswax candles and why you should burn only them, to sustain the health of your family and the environment.

Beeswax candles are a natural negative Ion generator

When you burn a beeswax candle you actually purify the air in the room as opposed to contaminating it when burning paraffin/soy/palm wax candles.

The air we breathe contains billions of electrically charged particles called positive ions. Positive Ions help us absorb and utilize oxygen, and therefore affect our lives and well being in a powerful way. The positive ions in the air can affect our mood, energy and health. Too many positive ions make us feel bad and they are loaded with toxic particles and allergens that are drawn to them and suspended in the air. Negative ions, on the other hand, balance the air by increasing the ratio of negative ions to positive ions, the ideal and necessary scenario for clean air.

The more negative ions you have in the air the better you will feel. Negative ions are nature’s air purifiers, cleaning the air of dust, mold, bacteria, viruses, and other pollutants. Beeswax candle is the only candle that actually produces negative ions (burning other candles produce positive ions), which help to remove pollution from the air.

If you live in the city, your household air probably contains allergens, dust and airborne toxins, otherwise known as free radicals, which interfere with air quality. Next time, instead of using an electric air purifier try burning beeswax candles which purify, clean and refresh the air as they burn. Don’t buy cheap paraffin candles, because you are paying to poison your home! “The consumer of today has the right to demand high quality products, the use of which does not present a hazard to people or the environment. (2)” By burning our candles you are getting the full benefit of beeswax candles, so much more than just a nice candle light glow.

Asthma & Allergy Relief

  • The number of people with asthma continues to grow each year. One in 12 people (about 25 million, or 8% of the U.S. population) had asthma in 2009, compared with 1 in 14 (about 20 million, or 7%) in 2001 (3).

  • The strongest risk factors for developing asthma are inhaled substances and particles that may provoke allergic reactions or irritate the airways (4)

  • About 70% of asthmatics also have allergies (5).

Lately People with asthma, allergies and sinus problems, have reported significant improvement in their symptoms, breathing better and sleeping better after burning the 100% pure beeswax candles in their bedrooms for three to four hours before bedtime. Beeswax candles have been so effective against asthma and allergies that even the American Lung Association has recommended and endorsed them.

There’s not much hard evidence on beeswax and asthma, but if it’s possible that something as simple as burning a candle might be able to help your respiratory problems, it’s at least worth a try.

Although research hasn’t been conducted yet, so many people have reported that their allergy symptoms have been relieved after lighting beeswax candles, here are some testimonials of our own clients:

“Since we started burning these candles in our living room, our kids stopped having chronic coughs which drove me crazy as a mom. I think beeswax candles have much to do with this! The potential for better respiratory health is well worth the few extra cents”

Natalia from Ontario

“ I have asthma since age 12 and even been admitted to the hospital twice because of inability to breathe. One day a friend of mine gave me beeswax candles as a christmas gift and mentioned that it might help with my symptoms. I decided to give it a try and burned the candle all day at home and I couldn’t believe that for that day I didn’t have to use my respirator! Since then I always have a burning beeswax candle in my home, and never experience any symptoms. I am so lucky to discover these magical candles!”

Teresa, from BC

Burning Beeswax Candles Supports the Environment

There is a harmonious synergy between us, humans and beeswax candles – the mere act of lighting a beeswax candle does not harm our health and the health of our environment, so we get to enjoy the beautiful glow and the wonderful honey scent without compromising our health or adding more toxins to the air. The planet and us are getting all the benefits of beeswax candles because we do not pollute the air for the sake of aesthetics or creating a candlelight atmosphere for ourselves.

Eco-Friendly Candles

Our 100% pure beeswax candle is not mixed with other waxes and therefore its production is not interfering with our Eco-system. As visitors to this planet we bare the responsibility of protecting the environment, therefore when we buy products for self use we must choose them consciously and considerably. Our candles are colored with a special dye which is non-hazardous, non-carcinogenic, not tested on animals and solvent free. It is up to us to keep this planet harmonious and in a perfect equilibrium as it was designed in the first place, remember that every time you spend a dollar you cast a vote! We encourage you to ‘vote’ responsibly for smarter products for yourself and for the environment.

Chemical-Free Production

The production of soy, paraffin and palm involve chemical intervention to modify the raw material into a wax form and then into a candle. Beeswax is used in its native-raw state which does not involve bleaching or hydrogenation.

Beeswax Candles Are Made With No Synthetic Fragrance

Our beeswax candles are used in their raw form, as they come from nature, without any synthetic fragrances added. All our candles have a natural honey aroma, and our essential infusions have only 100% pure essential oils, nothing chemical or synthetic added to it!

Bee Friendly

When you purchase pure beeswax candles you support beekeepers and the entire beekeeping industry.

Beeswax Candles Are Sootless and Dripless

Although numerous and various types of light are available to us since the invention of electric light and its introduction into our daily lives, some people still choose to burn candles instead or in addition to electric light. Candlelight is associated with a festively laid table, a pleasant coffee morning or idyllic romantic hours spent together. Obviously a candle that burns well and does not soot is a must for enjoying such occasions. Sooting and dripping are the decisive quality criteria of the consumer when judging candles. Beeswax candles burn for hours without sooting or dripping and therefore require minimum care (provided wick is trimmed and candle is kept away from draft).

Beeswax candles burn 3 times longer!

When comparing between beeswax and paraffin candles you’ll see that beeswax burns up to 3 times longer and the beauty is that no additives are added to the beeswax to make it burn longer, unlike paraffin candles. Soy candles usually contain additives to prolong the burning time or use only a small white flame to manipulate the candle to burn longer. Our candles cost only pennies an hour to burn and provide a strong amber glow all in its natural state.

The Cadillac of Candles – Best Quality

There are many companies on the market that make beeswax candles, however, we are different because of the attention to the small details. We pay a very close attention to the depth of the finish many other beeswax candles lack. Our candles are smooth without flakes, cracks or white spots on the candle surface.

Experience Beautiful British Columbia

Our handmade candle shop is located in a beautiful, mountainous small rural town called Kaslo, overlooking the magical and pristine Kootenay Lake in Southern British Columbia Canada. Our 100% pure beeswax candles are made using sustainable business practices and manufacturing techniques.

Social initiatives

Honey Candle’s social and environmental initiatives include Save our Bees to support research for healthy bees, Life Candles for families in need around the world, natural packaging, charitable and community donations as well as many sustainable business practices and staff lifestyle choices.

References:

  1. The Quality Candle by Dr. Michael Matthäi and Dr. Norbert Petereit
  2. The Quality Candle by Dr. Michael Matthäi and Dr. Norbert Petereit
  3. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Vital Signs, May 2011.
  4. http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs307/en/index.html
  5. World Health Organization. Global surveillance, prevention and control of chronic respiratory diseases: a comprehensive approach, 2007.