8 Environmental and Sustainable Benefits of Beeswax Candles
Posted by Laura Butler on
Beeswax candles are one of the most popular types of wax candles, due to their natural creator – honeybees. Behind many reasons for choosing Beeswax over other types of candle, there are also several environmental and health-related benefits from using beeswax candles. Below we’ve outlined eight of these key benefits (although there are many more)!
Beeswax Candles have non-toxic fumes
Compared to soy and paraffin candles, beeswax candles are environmentally friendly and non-toxic when lit. They produce clean fumes with little smoke, due to their non-oil-based ingredient. 100% beeswax candles are eco-friendly, with no chemical process involved and are completely biodegradable. For this reason, beeswax candles are widely used in aromatherapy, due to their pure, long, and smokeless burning, indirectly improving the comprehensive health of the human mind and body.
They generate a soothing glow
Beeswax candles generate a unique light compared to Soy or paraffin candles. Beeswax candles emanate a relatively natural glowing light which is under the same spectrum as the sun’s shine. On the other hand, soy candles emanate a glowing white light with a flame reflecting a ‘cooler’ toned effect. The light emanated from soy or paraffin candles are like the spectrum of light generated by a fluorescent bulb or blue light from cell phone screen or television during the night. As a result, the light provided by beeswax candles is soothing, and brilliant for meditation.
Pollution neutralizing characteristics
In line with their nature, Beeswax candles don’t generate any toxic elements or by-products in terms of air pollution. Beeswax candles, in fact, neutralize the harmful effects of already existing pollutants. According to scientists, beeswax candles eliminate mould, odour, and dust when burnt, by releasing negative ions in the air. As the air has positive ions, the negative ions generated from burning beeswax candles are attracted to the positive ions, purifying the environment and making it safer and healthier.
Anti – allergenic properties
Beeswax candles generate positive effects on people suffering from air related allergies, hay fever and even asthma. In addition to various scents, Beeswax candles have differentiated natural relaxing effects. For instance, they can be blended with any fragrance to compliment the naturally occurring sweet honey aroma. These are known for their hypoallergenic properties.
Low wastage in dripping wax
Compared to soy or paraffin candles, Beeswax candles are dripless by nature, leading to no wastage and safer burning elements. Beeswax candles don’t drip wax and they also don’t emanate soot. Beeswax candles can burn for hours without dripping wax, making them a low wastage and low maintenance option. As beeswax candles drip only slightly overtime, they develop a unique white film around them.
Top tip: trimming the wick from time to time can improve the results of light and dripping.
Bee and bee-keeping friendly
With every purchase of a beeswax candle, you indirectly support the business of bee-keeping. Bees are one of the most essential insects in the world. They help in growing vegetables and agriculture and restoring balance through pollination. As a result, the bee-keeping industry becomes vital for the earth. Supporting bee-keeping industry is essential for the sustainable growth of the environment.
Beeswax candles can be used for relaxation and building a stress-free environment. Burning a beeswax candle generates a sweet, yet natural aroma, which accentuates the relaxation process without the overwhelming scent of artificially produced candles.
Longer burning period
Beeswax candles can burn three time longer than other types of candles, including paraffin and soy candles. For instance, paraffin candles include artificial and harmful additives to make them burn longer. The natural ingredients in beeswax candles assist in prolonging the burning period, in addition to the high melting point of beeswax.
As you can see Beeswax candles not only burn longer, smell natural, and emit natural light but there are plenty of other factors that make them the perfect, environmentally friendly alternative to soy or paraffin candles. Our beautiful decorative beeswax candles are a great choice for making our environment and planet a better place.