Benefits of Beeswax
Pure beeswax is one of nature’s most perfect products. Prized since ancient times, fragrant beeswax candles burn longer and cleaner than ordinary wax candles. In fact, pure beeswax has the highest melting point of any known wax. Its slow, smokeless flame gives off more light and heat than other waxes and is virtually dripless “if kept away from drafts and fans.” Made by industrious honey bees from the nectar of flowers, beeswax has a sweet, natural fragrance all its own. Initially, beeswax candles may seem to be more expensive than paraffin candles, yet this is not so. Paraffin wax burns away much quicker than beeswax nullifying any price disparity.
Negative Ion Emitter
Beeswax is the only fuel to emit ( Negative Ions) when burning. Dust, hair, odors, and other things floating in the air are doing so because they are positively charged. Allergens and toxins become positively charged through static electricity created by heating systems and friction caused by regular activity ( such as when you walk across the carpet). Pure beeswax candles help rid your home of toxins by emitting negatively charged ions as well as burning away positively charged particles that float toward the burning halo flame. This process cleans the air of positive ions such as dust, odors, toxins, pollen, mold, dust mites feces, and viruses. This cleaner air is proven to be beneficial for people who have allergies and environmental sensitivities.
Beeswax will naturally form a dusty coating over time called bloom. Bloom rises to the surface of a candle when some natural components found in beeswax migrate to the surface of the candle. The colder the temperature is (in the environment), the bloom will appear faster; for example, at 32 degrees, it will appear within 24 hours. You can remove bloom easily by wiping the candle with a soft cloth, or if there is a significant amount of detail in the candle, use a hairdryer for about 15 seconds, on LOW temp. You can also run the candle under warm water, careful not to melt the beeswax.