Why Should I buy and use Beeswax Candles?
Many people are surprised about the cost of 100% Pure Beeswax Candles, and they are telling me all the time that they can get candles cheaper from the Pound-Shop. I totally agree with the last part! BUT, paraffin and soy wax candles are not like 100% Pure Beeswax Candles. A lot of time and labour goes into making Beeswax Candles, and this is reflected in the price you are paying for a high quality product and traditional craftsmanship. I am running my small business full-time, and I am doing everything by myself. From tending the bees, harvesting honey and wax, rendering the wax and bottling the honey, making candles and many other bee related products. Trading at events and running my Living History Beekeeping and Candle Making Displays is what I do most of the weekends. It’s a very demanding but also very rewarding profession. I love my job, it’s my passion and I would never change it for all the money in the world. Being a master candle maker, beekeeper, market trader and re-enactor makes me really proud of what I am doing. I take care of my bees and the bees are taking care of me. I would call this a win/win situation!
It takes a whole year of very hard work to collect Beeswax from my hives. Luckily, I am in contact with some amazing Beekeepers who are selling their beeswax to me. My Beeswax is 100% natural and pure, just twice filtered and not overheated. It still contains all the goodness the bees are putting into the Beeswax.
The following Beeswax Facts are just the tip of the iceberg. There are so many more beneficial effects for your health and wellbeing. Let’s focus on the Main Facts Of Beeswax Candles!
Benefits and Properties of Beeswax
Like honey, beeswax is all-natural and has antibacterial properties helping keep things clean and reducing risks of contamination. Benefits and Properties of Beeswax, unlike candles made from other wax, beeswax candles burn brighter and cleaner as they emit negative ions that are known to help purify the air. Beeswax also smells great when burned without any added chemicals or scents, as it’s naturally aromatic from the honey and flower nectar that’s found in the honeycomb.
MADE FROM HONEY BEES
Honey bees produce beeswax from special glands on their abdomens that produce wax droplets that harden into flakes when exposed to air. The worker bees take these flakes in their mouths to soften them into a workable material that attaches to the honeycomb.
Beeswax is a natural substance generated and secreted by honey bees. It is hard and breakable when cold but soft and pliable when heated. Just like honey, Beeswax varies in color, depending on various factors related to the bees themselves as well as the flowers from which the honey is derived. There are 3 main types of Beeswax: Yellow, White, and Absolute. They vary in their processing methods, benefits, and uses.
Beeswax candles help facilitate the elimination of airborne pollutants, such as bacteria, dust, allergens, and odours. Beeswax also burns clean and purifies the air at the same time! In addition to supporting sustainable beekeeping, the consumption of beeswax candles is also good for the air we breathe. Unlike paraffin candles, which are made with a petroleum-based wax, beeswax candles have a completely clean non-toxic burn and produce negative ions when burning. Negative ions relieve stress, boost energy and alertness levels, reduce the amount of dust mites and dander in the air, and they may help protect against airborne germs by attaching to positively charged ions that are holding other contaminants airborne.
The smokeless and lengthy burn time of Beeswax makes it a valuable ingredient in candles. Beeswax candles also exude the aroma of honey – which can range from sweet, fresh, or floral to warm, robust, savoury, or spicy. The simple act of burning a candle has relaxing properties and can aid in stress relief and meditation. The mildly sweet, natural honey scent of beeswax candles can aid that relaxation without being overwhelming as artificially scented candles can become.
OVERALL WELLBEING AND HEALTH BENEFITS
When pure and natural essential oils are added during the production the beeswax candles are believed to promote overall physical and mental well-being. It invigorates the body with increased energy, reduces stress, strengthens focus, helps decrease physical pain, and regulates blood pressure.
I hope that you understand now the value of 100% Pure Beeswax Candles. It is not just a candle, it’s a High Quality Natural Product and it is so worth the price I am asking for!