Beeswax is an amazing substance created by the honey bee inside the hive. This wax has become very popular in the cosmetic, pharmaceutical and natural skin care industry offering outstanding therapeutic and natural moisturizing properties. Beeswax is not only therapeutic for the skin but offers aromatherapy as well. Unlike many commercial candles, beeswax candles are free from synthetic chemicals such as paraffin’s which the EPA has said can release carcinogens like benzene and touluen. The burning of these paraffin candles release toxins that can be just has harmful as to second hand tobacco smoke.
Just as it is important to consider what we are putting on our skin, we should also be aware of the air that we are breathing. Making every effort to live a more chemical free lifestyle is extremely difficult. It is not just the products we put on our bodies, or the food we put in our bodies that we need to be conscious of, but our environment as well. Replacing the candles in your home is just one simple thing to consider for healthier living this New Year.
Beeswax candles when burned emit negative ions into to the air cleaning it of dust, pollen, mold, and other toxins and pollutants. These candles also burn hotter, brighter, cleaner and longer than any other candle, and are drip less and smokeless as well. Be sure when shopping for beeswax candles to only buy 100% beeswax, because if it isn’t, you are most likely getting something else that is mixed with chemicals. Labeling laws allow beeswax to be on the labeling if it has; as little as 10% beeswax.