The Bee’s Knees of Candles

Beeswax Candles

When I want to relax I like to connect with the elements that call me. I might take a walk in the woods (Earth) and let the wind blow through my hair (Air), or I’ll unwind my tensions in a bath (Water) and light a candle (Fire).

In our modern way of living, candles safely provide the element of fire in every home. Candles are relaxing, and they certainly soften up an environment. Gazing into a fire can be meditative, and the flame itself casts a warm light that is easy on our eyes. But what if I told you that most candles were unhealthy? Not for the flame itself, but for the wax that is burned.

When you are not conscious about the type of candles you are purchasing, you could be damaging your health and environment. Most candles are made from paraffin wax.  Paraffin wax is a petroleum by-product, and, when burned, releases toxins like benzene and toluene (known carcinogens) into the air. Not only that, but the soot can also damage your house and appliances, which in turn causes continuous damage to your body. If you are using these types of candles you are unconsciously poisoning the environment you are trying to lighten.

Today we have alternative choices to select from that can actually be healthy and helpful for our bodies and our environment; I’m talking about beeswax.

Beeswax candles are an alternative to paraffin wax candles. They are natural and have so many benefits.

  • Air Purifier: Beeswax candles emit negative ions, so they neutralize the charge of pollutants in the air such as- pollen, dust and dirt.
  • Help with allergies and asthma: After the candles neutralize the space- the ions get sucked into the candle or fall onto the floor which cleans the air. For those with soy allergies, these are a beautiful alternative and some even claim they help those with cat fur allergies.
  • Natural scent: These candles naturally radiate a honey scent ~ a sweetness of the flower.
  • Long lasting: Although beeswax candles may cost more, they are cost effective- as they are a typically longer lasting wax and lack synthetic material that may cause candles to burn faster.

The next time you think about relaxing with the elements, try using beeswax candles and relax a little more knowing what you now know.

And for those of you who want to treat yourselves. Take our chakra quiz and try one of our Ceremonial Chakra BathsThe Ceremonial Chakra Baths were made with the intention to heal. Included are chakra aligned beeswax candles...bathe with the elements, relax … and truly heal.

With Sweetness,

1 Response

Felicia Lenke
Felicia Lenke

April 15, 2017

I only purchase soy, preferably organic, candles. I live a vegan lifestyle and feel that consuming bee products (honey, pollin, wax, etc) is harmful to the bees and stealing from the animal/ nature. Could you do an article uncovering the benefits of soy versus bee wax candles and provide the evidence supporting a producer of sustainable and non-harmful production of bee products if you claim they are better for us? Thank you!

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