WHY YOU'LL LOVE BEESWAX CANDLES
Hello, fellow candle lovers! Prepare to uncover the enchanting world of beeswax candles and discover why they're a natural choice for eco-conscious individuals.
BEESWAX, THE NATURAL WONDER
First things first, beeswax is as natural as it gets. It's pure, unadulterated goodness created by those incredible worker bees.
Sustainability is the name of the game, but we need to play our part too, starting with protecting these little heroes from harmful pesticides like neonicotinoids - that's a topic for another day, though!
A BREATH OF FRESH AIRWhen you light up a beeswax candle, you're in for a treat. Here's why:
- No More Smoke and Drips: Say goodbye to those messy paraffin candles. Beeswax candles burn cleanly with minimal smoke and zero dripping. Your lungs, furniture and walls will thank you.
- Gone with the Bad Smells: Paraffin candles can give off an unpleasant, petrol-like odour and produce black, sooty smoke. Beeswax candles, on the other hand, have a gentle honey-like fragrance that sets the perfect mood.
- Breathe Easy: Soy candles, while aiming to avoid drips, might contain chemicals that release not-so-nice fumes as they burn. Beeswax candles, with their pure composition, offer a healthier choice for your indoor air quality.
SHINE BRIGHTS, BURN LONGER
Here's where beeswax candles truly shine!
Pure beeswax candles can outlast paraffin wax candles by up to three times. Take our pure beeswax tea lights, for example; they burn for a solid 4-4.5 hours without any chemical tricks.
Other waxes, like soy, often rely on a cocktail of chemicals to keep the flame going, but nothing beats the natural longevity of beeswax.
DITCH THE NASTY CHEMICALS
Paraffin and soy candles, while popular, come with their own baggage.
They often pack in chemicals to boost burn time and scent. The synthetic fragrances used in these candles can contain nasty stuff like phthalates, known to cause health problems.
Burning them might mean your creating indoor air pollution. Not good, right?
THE SKINNY ON SOY WAXSoybeans, the source of soy wax, aren't always grown in the cleanest way.
They can be GMOs and get drenched in pesticides and insecticides. To make things worse, soy wax sometimes joins forces with petroleum-based paraffin and synthetic fragrances.
If you're considering purchasing soy candles, it's a wise move to do your homework first and ensure they offer a clean burning experience.
While they're a step up from paraffin, they still can't hold a candle to the eco-friendliness of beeswax.
PARAFFINS' DARK SIDE
Paraffin wax is like the troublemaker in the candle world. It's a by-product of the petroleum industry, which isn't great for the environment. Plus, it contains carcinogenic compounds that turn into fumes resembling car exhaust when burned.
Definitely not the kind of air freshener you want at home!
SHOP SMART, BUY LOCALWhen you're shopping for beeswax to make your own candles, look for the good stuff: minimally processed, unbleached beeswax with no additives.
Be cautious when buying from abroad; some products, especially from China, could be fake and packed with paraffin and chemicals.
Pay a bit more for quality, locally produced beeswax like Collombatti Naturals' local beeswax. It's pure and pesticide-free, perfect for all your candle-making adventures.
LIGHT UP YOUR LIFE
As we wrap up this journey into the world of beeswax candles, we hope you've been inspired by their eco-friendly charm.
Now, it's your turn to experience the warm glow of nature's gift. Head over to our beeswax candle page and explore our handmade collection.
Let these candles light up your life while you make a positive impact on the planet. Your choices matter, and with beeswax candles, you're choosing sustainability and functionality in one beautiful package.