Why Is Beeswax Superior To Its Alternative Waxes?
We are all familiar with the hard-working little yellow bees that fly thousands of miles to produce precious honey with a multitude of health benefits. However, honey isn't the only good thing created by these diligent beings.
A byproduct of the honey bees is natural beeswax been used for centuries to this date. This product is harvested from their hives during the peak harvesting season (and is then minimally processed) in order to be used by humans. Honey bees have special glands that can be found on their abdomen that allow them to produce wax droplets. These droplets harden when they come in contact with oxygen and cannot be used as such. Bees take these flakes in their mouths to soften them and to be able to attach them to the honeycomb. When enough is compiled, we get the beeswax.
It's truly extraordinary how nature gives us everything we need for optimal health. Just like honey, beeswax has been used for centuries, from health to bee's wax candles and everything in between. It comes in different warm shades of yellow, red, orange, and pinkish depending on the flowers that bees collected pollen from and depending on how it was processed after.
However, pure beeswax for candles today is harder and harder to find with all the cheaper alternatives out there. It's truly a shame since, as a natural product, it has all the benefits without any chemicals or processed materials that can harm your health in the long run. With that said, here are some benefits of using bee's wax for candles in your home.
The benefits of bee candles
Unlike alternative candles, beeswax candles burn brighter and cleaner.
Having a beeswax candle lit for a few hours every day purifies the air you are breathing. Plus, these candles also smell great on their own, so there's no need for any additional harmful chemicals to be added during processing. The aromatic smell comes from the honey and flower nectar that's found in the honeycomb. What can be better than that?!
Beeswax candles are eco-friendly and don't pollute the air additionally.
Candle beeswax doesn't require any extensive processing or harmful bleaches like soy or palm wax, so it is perfect for the environment.
Beeswax candles last longer.
Not only that, bee's wax for candles is environmentally-friendly, but it's also budget-friendly in the long run simply because bee candles burn at a much slower rate.
Your candles from beeswax will never go bad.
Just like honey, candle beeswax never spoils too. No matter how or where you store it, it will always keep its quality. So, you can be sure that your candles from beeswax will stay fresh no matter how long before you use it.
With that said, it is worth mentioning that your candles from beeswax can develop a white bloom on the surface. This is nothing to worry about. It only means that our beeswax for candles is 100% natural. You can make this bloom go away by blowing warm air from a hairdryer or even holding it in your warm hands.
Additional beeswax benefits
Natural and pure.
Did you know that it takes bees to eat approx. 3.6 kgs of honey and pollen in order to produce 450 grams of beeswax for candles, lipsticks, or other cosmetic products, and house products. This makes beeswax a completely natural and pure substance.
Antibacterial and antifungal properties.
Beeswax may prevent bacteria, yeast other fungi from appearing anywhere where you apply it. This is why it is an excellent addition to skin treatments, salves, and more.
You can use beeswax for wooden surfaces that need some extra care and protection from water and mould. Also, you can protect your leather clothing and belts from water by applying beeswax on them.
The main reason why beeswax is included in many skincare products is its ability to lock in moisture. Dry skin or hair and chapped lips can all be protected by beeswax.
Why beeswax for candles?
Now that you know all the goodness that comes from beeswax, let's talk about its superiority over paraffin, soy, or palm wax, which are the most commonly produced alternatives. Namely, beeswax for candles has the highest melting point of any wax known up to date, which is why bee candles will not drip around or let the wick burn before the wax. You always get a slow, steady, and clear burn from start to the end. This is why tealight candles are the safest when produced from beeswax.
When it comes to the quality of beeswax for candles versus paraffin, soy or palm wax candle, then it is clear that beeswax candles will always be superior. However, it is essential to mention that not everyone produces the same quality of candles from bee's wax out there. Many times to get more beeswax candles without the use of too much beeswax, producers will try to add certain fillers that will reduce the quality additionally. This is why we pledge to produce and sell only the 100% purest form of candle beeswax with pure cotton wick.
Our high-quality Australian candles will never produce any sooty smoke, go bad, or let the wick disintegrate in the wax. We use only the best beeswax to make tealight candles in the best tea lights candle holders that will keep your wax intact. Our natural beeswax for candles will act as an ionizer when it is burning due to its purity and will clear the air you breathe of any toxins and harmful chemicals such as mould, mildew, unpleasant odours, and other pollutants. By burning the bees wax candle at least a few hours a day, preferably in the evenings for relaxation, your rooms will take up a light, honey scent. Isn't this much better than buying those overly expensive electric ionizers or air purifiers?
If you tend to have a lot of dust accumulating around the house by burning our bee candles, you'll notice a dark line accumulating around the flame where the wax is melting. This means the negative ions from the beeswax candle are attracting the positive ions from the dust and pollutants forming a complete molecule, which is denser than the air, and so, making it fall to the ground. That way, you are no longer able to breathe it in.
All in all, by purchasing our candles from beeswax, you are doing an extraordinary thing for your health in the long term. And with that said, our beeswax candles make a great gift for someone who appreciates nature in all its forms.