All of our candles are 100% beeswax. The benefits include:
- Clean air: unlike other candles that produce toxic fumes when burned, Beelites beeswax candles produce no toxic by-products and are non-allergenic. This is why the American Lung Association recommends beeswax candles.
- Draw in contaminants: As the candle burns, it produces negative ions that circulate in the room and attract pollutants.
- Neutralize pollutants: such as dust, odours, mould, bacteria, viruses and other toxins.
- Produce calming and balancing vibrations: When beeswax candles burn, they also produce a multi level vibration that calms the inner senses. This vibration can be observed within the glowing halo surrounding the flame. It is said that burning a beeswax candle in the bedroom for 30 minutes before going to sleep will result in a more restful sleep.
- Honey scent: Beeswax candles will sweeten the room with the pure scent of honey.
- Burn longer than paraffin wax.
- Virtually dripless in a draft-free environment.
- Natural Color which will vary depending on bee’s source of pollen and nectar
- Frosted Appearance will develop over time. This natural Process is called ‘bloom’ and shows that the candle is pure beeswax. The candle can be buffed to appear shiny if you prefer.
How to burn a beeswax candle
To prolong the life of your beeswax candle keep the wick at 1/4 inch in hight, trimming with scissors if necessary. As the candle melts push the soft walls of the candle inwards, keeping the melted wax from dripping over. The end results will look something like the picture below.
Burn times of each candle are approximates. Candles burned intermittenly will last longer than one burned continuously. Temperatures of the enviroment will also effect the burn time of each candle. To extend burn times, chill candle before lighting.
Paraffin is a greyish black sludge that is a by-product of the petroleum refining process. It is bleached, textured, coloured and scented using carcinogenic chemicals.
When burned, these carcinogens fill the room with toxins that coat the walls, furniture, and the inside of your lungs. For more information about the cancers caused by paraffin search “Paraffinoma” on the Internet.
“Breathing the fumes from burning paraffin candles
is essentially the same as breathing the exhaust fumes
from a diesel engine.”
Bill Reno Entomologist/writer
Alive magazine #218
December 2000 issue