10 Reasons to Replace Paraffin Candles With Beeswax Pillar Candles
Posted by Laura Butler on
Lighting a scented candle after a long day is one of the best ways to lift our mood. However, many scented pillar candles available in the market are made from paraffin wax. As paraffin is not a clean-burning fuel source, it actually pollutes the air around us. In order to avoid the long-term harmful effects of paraffin wax candles, candle lovers need to replace it with something more sustainable and eco-friendlier. One such great alternative to paraffin pillar candles is Beeswax Pillar Candles. These candles are not only loved for their natural look, but also have a number reasons for being the perfect choice for clean-burning candles.
Beeswax Candles are 100% natural
Beeswax is a renewable and completely natural, non-toxic wax that is secreted by honeybees to construct honeycombs. Once the honey-making and extraction process is completed, honeycombs are cleaned and filtered to collect the all-natural, chemical-free wax. In contrast, paraffin wax is a by-product of coal, oil shale or petroleum and is a non-renewable type of wax. Before using paraffin wax for making candles, it is treated with chemicals and highly refined to turn it into a usable product.
They are cruelty-free
No bees are harmed or killed in the process of collecting beeswax, and therefore, Beeswax Candles can be safely deemed ‘cruelty-free’. The producers of beeswax candles understand the concerns associated with the extraction process of beeswax, and the importance in the livelihood of bees. Thus, extreme care is taken to not harm the bees, or their resources, while collecting beeswax.
They help to clean the air
During burning, Beeswax Candles produce negative ions that help in neutralising pollutants in the air. When burned in a room, these negative ions circulate in the atmosphere and attract pollutants, such as odours, dust, bacteria, viruses, mould and other toxins. These candles help in naturally cleansing the air around us.
Long-term exposure to paraffin wax candles is not good for people with asthma or allergies, as it might irritate the lungs. On the contrary, Beeswax Candles are hypo-allergenic. This makes them a great alternative for people who are prone to allergies or sensitivities. As Beeswax Candles are clean burning candles, they improve the air quality of the atmosphere, making it easier for people to breathe.
Scented paraffin pillar candles contain synthetic fragrances that release toxins in the air. This increases environmental damage and also affects people or pets with sensitivities. However, Beeswax Candles are mildly sweet and are naturally scented by the floral nectar and honey present in the honeycomb. This makes them a suitable choice for people who dislike the strong scent of paraffin candles and prefer a more natural aroma.
They are safe to use
As Beeswax Candles are made up of all-natural products, they do not have any by-products. Due to this, Beeswax Candles are dripless and safer to burn. When used properly, these candles have a lower risk of burns and other injuries that might occur from burning paraffin pillar candles.
They are cleaner
Compared to paraffin pillar candles, Beeswax Candles burn clean with negligible emission of black smoke or soot. Additionally, as beeswax is hotter than paraffin wax it produces less smoke. Thus, Beeswax Candles will not stain your walls, other nearby surfaces or candle holders.
They have a gorgeous warm glow
Beeswax is nature’s gift, which has been used for centuries to craft clean, good-quality candles. These candles emit a natural light which is of the same light spectrum as the sun. As these candles burn brighter, they give a beautiful warm glow, creating the perfect ambience for any occasion, and making homes especially cosy during the winter months.
They burn for longer
Paraffin pillar candles are short burning and drip quickly. However, Beeswax Candles have a high melting point. This results in significantly longer burn time compared to paraffin wax candles.
Beeswax Candles are not oil-based
Since paraffin pillar candles are oil-based, it is difficult to clean or remove stains caused by the dripping of hot paraffin wax. As Beeswax Candles are naturally made from the wax secreted by bees, they do not contain any traces of oil. This makes it much easier to clean beeswax in the case of any accidental spillages.
As you can see, there are many positive reasons to choose Beeswax candles over paraffin alternatives. If you’re looking to make the switch, browse our range of unique handcrafted Beeswax candles today.