Beeswax candles are more costly compared with other regular candles made from other waxes, then why should you pick beeswax candles?
There is a reason why other candles made with other waxes, especially parrafin are cheaper. Parrafin is easily available and thus less expensive. They also mostly likely produce soot as it is actually an oil-based petroleum by-product that contains up to 11 toxic compounds and chemicals such as benzene and toluene. They emit toxic diesel exhaust-like fumes.
Paraffin candles contain artificial dyes and other toxic chemicals and additives. Many of these chemicals are added to this toxic crude oil sludge to make it look and smell attractive. When burned, some of these toxic chemicals are released into the air and may irritate your lungs and sensitive sinuses. A prolonged use could also potentially cause a harmful effect to your health.
Why Beeswax then? Well there are many reasons why candles made of beeswax are so much more superior and why you should switch to these candles. Beeswax is 100% natural - produced by honey bees and a renewable resource. They are environmentally friendly, safe, and non-toxic as they undergo no chemical processing and are biodegradable. Being non-oil-based, they burn very clean with little smoke when trimmed properly.
Beeswax candles are known to emit a bright, healthful light that are closes to natural sunglight. They also burn longer, drip less, and smell wonderful, naturally.
There are many environmental, sustainable and health benefits of beexwax candles. Beeswax candles are clean-burning with no soot and are known for being hypo-allergenic. People with asthma or air related allergies report fewer problems with beeswax.
Beeswax candle is a natural ionizer – it emits negative ions that clean the air and invigorate the body. The stuff floating in the air that we don’t want to breath in (dander, dust etc) – carries a positive charge. So, the negative ions generated from burning beexwax candles are attracted to the positive ions and bind with air pollutants (positive ions) before dropping them to the floor and help neutralising those pollutants. According to scientists, beeswax candles eliminate mould and odour by purifying the environment and making it safer and healthier.
Depending on your use, there are times this may not matter, perhaps candles burning at an open space. However, for inside use, you should really consider the clean burning aspect of the products you choose for your safety and long term health.