Traditional beeswax chandlery is the alchemy of turning flowers into light. 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. It’s part of the earth giving back to us. Beeswax is a gift to you from nature!
Beeswax is a natural and the purest of all waxes created by the honey bees, 100% natural, chemical free and biodegradable. They smell great as they are naturally scented by the honey and floral nectar in the honeycomb.
Beeswax candles are hypo- allergenic, and benefit those with environmental allergies, sensitivities and asthma. They purify the air eliminating dust, mold and allergens.
When beeswax candles burn, they clean the air like a great, natural, air purifier. Just like lightening, beeswax produces negative ions when burned. These negative ions attach to positive ions (such as dust, pollen, mold, odour, toxins) floating in the air and in this process cleans the air. The ions in the air can affect our mood, energy and health. Beeswax candle fuel is the only fuel that actually produces negative ions, which not only helps remove pollution from the air but increases the ratio of negative ions to positive ions, the ideal and necessary criteria for clean air.
Here’s the catch: to get any of these claimed benefits, the candle has to be 100% beeswax. Unfortunately, a candle only needs to contain 51 percent beeswax to be labeled as a beeswax candle. The rest can be paraffin (or anything else flammable).
“Regular” candles produce soot, smoke, and chemical residue which can stick to walls, ceilings, and ventilation ducts and gets re-circulated whenever the heating/cooling system is in action, exposing you to these pollutants even when the paraffin candles aren’t burning. Not mention they contain dye and when the candle melts it will stain whatever it touches.
Personally, the only candles I burn in my home our beeswax candles. They’re natural, non-toxic, sustainable, renewable, neutralize pollutants, and not to mention they smell AMAZING!
My favourite candles are from Create a Flame Candles. I highly recommend local entrepreneur Cory Ferguson, his candles are 100% beeswax and are truly amazing! They burn wonderfully and smell fantastic! He also sells a variety of sizes and you can buy them in bulk too (especially if you’re a junky like me!)
Did you know??
For each pound of beeswax provided by a honey bee, the bee visits over 30 million flowers and they will eat 10 pounds of honey. They secrete the beeswax from their abdomens, and then use the wax to construct a honeycomb!
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