Benefits of Beeswax Candles vs. Paraffin
If you’re a candle enthusiast like us, you’re aware of the benefits that accompany burning one of our fabulous beeswax candles. We mentioned before that we produce the cleanest burning candles on the market but we’d love to elaborate.
Here are a few benefits of beeswax candles vs. paraffin candles to keep in mind next time you’re knee-deep in your candle search.
- Air Purifying: If we told you the Beeswax candle you’re burning was actually purifying the air rather than harming it, would you be excited? Beeswax candles give off negative ions that actually purify, cleanse and improve air quality. Paraffin candles produce black soot that tends to stain and ruin interior surfaces. Even before carcinogenic chemicals are added to paraffin candles to harden the wax, bleach is added to make it white. That’s a whole lot of chemicals!
- Environmentally friendly: Hey Earth lovers! Great news—Beeswax candles are environmentally friendly! 100 percent Beeswax candles are non-toxic and don’t require any bleaching or hydrogenating. Since anyone with a mixture of 51 percent or greater can call their beeswax pure, they often claim their bleached beeswax as 100 percent! Beeswax Co. makes candles that are 100 percent pure Beeswax!
- Longer Life Span: If you want “more bang for your buck”, Beeswax candles are the way to go. Paraffin candles drip constantly, causing your candle’s life to be cut short. Beeswax candles are guaranteed to come with a longer burning time due to their dense wax. Check out our burning tips for pointers on how to get the most out of your Beeswax candle!
- Brighter, better burn: Beeswax candles are known to emit a brighter, more pleasant light, similar to sunlight. This is due to the fact that Beeswax candles have a higher melting point. Their melting point is around 149 degrees Fahrenheit! Paraffin candles tend to radiate a light similar to fluorescent or halogen light bulbs. Often times this kind of light is harmful to the eyes and increases your chances of becoming sleepy.
Itching for more info on why beeswax candles are so unique? Hop on over here to learn more about how bees make beeswax! You can also order our candles online to test one out for yourself. Shop now at our virtual Beeswax Co. store.