Why is Beeswax better than other waxes?

Updated: Sep 15

Beeswax is on the oldest and most natural ingredients used for candles.

Here are all the reasons why beeswax is the best choice for your candles.



1. Why Beeswax?


Beeswax is an all-natural, and unlike other waxes is a non-toxic substance secreted by bees after they visit flowers and consume honey.


On its own, beeswax has a lot of natural relaxation properties. Its mildly sweet honey scent complements any fragrance blended into it.


No bees are harmed in the harvesting of beeswax, making it a cruelty-free, vegan/vegetarian-friendly option.



2. How is Beeswax made

Female worker honeybees make the beeswax to build the honeycomb.


Honeycomb is the foundation for a colony of bees and it's made from beeswax and is used to house brood as well as store honey and pollen.


Collector Bees bring the nectar back to the hive in their honey stomach where it is passed from bee to bee to reduce the water content and become honey.


Younger Female worker bees convert the honey to beeswax.


Beneath their “bellies,” the young honeybees have four special glands that excrete liquid wax, the way that we humans sweat. Once exposed to air, the wax begins to harden.


3. Pleasant and Natural smell

Beeswax also has the lowest toxicity for candle materials.


It is releasing no toxic byproducts or heavy soot into the air.


Instead of adding pollutants like other toxic waxes,

beeswax candles actually neutralize them.


Beeswax candles release negative ions when burned, eliminating dust, mold, and unpleasant odors.


This is particularly helpful for those with allergies and asthma.


4. Beeswax Burns for longer time and prettier


Beeswax has the highest melting point of any wax meaning the candles burn for longer than paraffin. They are the tidier candle in that they don't release any soot and they tend to drip less.


The light it produces is also the purest and brightest, the closest to natural sunlight for a candle.



5. This is why we chose Beeswax

By buying excess beeswax from local beekeepers, we are supporting their work and helping the bee colonies as well.


With every candle sold we are also donating % of the profits back to them.




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