9 main benefits of beeswax candles

Beeswax as we know is produced by bees and more specifically, honeybees! Bees create wax in their abdomen from wax glands. The bees consume this wax and utilize it to construct comb once the wax scales become hardened when exposed to air. Comb provides the storage space in a hive and holds honey, pollen and brood. Every year, as beekeepers extract honey, they end up with wax that can be used to make candles.

There are many great things about candles with beeswax but first and foremost, they are 100% natural and a renewable resource. Because beeswax is produced by the bees there are no chemicals to be found.

Beeswax candles emit a bright, healthful light within the same spectrum as the sun — plus negative ions that clean the air and invigorate the body. Beeswax burns longer, drips less, and smells wonderful, naturally.

 

burning candle in a jar

 

How does beeswax clean the air?

Burning beeswax produces negative ions that circulate in the room and attract pollutants, in much the same way that a magnet attracts iron fillings. Dust, odors, molds, bacteria, viruses, and other toxins in the air are positively charged keeping them suspended in the air.  When the negative ions generated by the burning candles with beeswax combine with the positively charged pollutants in the air, the charge on the airborne particles is neutralized and they are no longer suspended and fall to the floor.  These candles actually clean your air thus reducing toxins that are breathed in. However, you still have to vacuum your house. In addition to your house smelling clean and fresh, allergy and asthma sufferers may really notice a difference.

 

burning pillar candles of different sizes

 

How to use beeswax candles?

There are many ways to burn these candles to take advantage of their natural health benefits. Individuals who suffer from breathing difficulties such as asthma or allergies should consider burning only pure candles, and burning the candles for 30-60 minutes in the bedroom before sleeping can help clear the air for more restful sleep. These types of candles may be used anywhere there may be a high concentration of usage and residual scents. They also work best in the kitchen where they will help neutralize odors without tainting food with artificial fragrances. They can even be used in a nursery to clear the air for young and delicate lungs, but remember that burning candles should never be left unattended around children.

Benefits of beeswax candles

1. Longer burn time

These types of candles burn longer and brighter than other types of candles. This is because beeswax has a higher melting point than other waxes, which means it takes longer to burn. The naturally golden color of beeswax also gives off a warm, inviting glow that can enhance any room’s ambiance.

 

burning candle

 

2. Beeswax candles are natural and eco-friendly

These candles are natural and renewable. Beeswax is a by-product of honey production, so using it to make candles is a sustainable and eco-friendly choice. They already have a delicious scent, so they don't need to be fragranced and are also soot-free. Therefore, you may enjoy candles without ever being concerned about their potential side effects on you, your family, or your pets. Plus, beeswax candles emit negative ions when burned, which can help purify the air and reduce allergies.

3. Beeswax candles neutralize odors in your home

100% beeswax products add a naturally sweet aroma to your home. They are an easy way to deodorize the air without artificial fragrances.

4. Less dripping

When burning, these candles don't drip as much as paraffin or soy, and sometimes it doesn't drip at all! This makes for less cleanup and more aesthetically pleasing candles.

5. Candles with beeswax provide a good ambiance

There's nothing quite like lighting some candles to set the tone of a calm and relaxed atmosphere. Self-care never felt so good!

6. Anti-allergic 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.

 

pillar beeswax candle with flower

 

7. Brightness

Beeswax candles have the brightest, purest light of any candle and are closest to natural sunlight. If the candles are to be used as a light source, this can help minimize eye strain and reduce headaches.

8. Beeswax candles are stress relief

The natural honey scent of candles with beeswax can also provide stress relief and relaxation. Many people find that the use of beeswax candles can be a helpful tool in managing stress and promoting relaxation.

9. More safety

Due to the high density and melting point of beeswax candles, they don’t produce hot drips when you burn them in a draft-free place. This lets you avoid the risk of burning your fingers if you need to move them.

 

less dripping beeswax candles

 

Candle Care

Beeswax candles burn just as long, if not longer, than paraffin candles! They are brighter cleaner-burning, and all natural. But like other candies, they require some care:

  • Never leave a burning candle unattended.
  • Burn on a flat surface. Consider placing it on a candle plate in case of drips.
  • If the candle starts to get “dusty” looking, that’s simply the honey in the beeswax coming to the surface. Using a damp cloth, “polish” the surface to keep your candle looking bright and beautiful.

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