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The Wonderful Benefits of Beeswax

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Imagine a product that can deliver you and your family hours of beauty, relaxation and light in a cleansed, purified atmosphere. Well, that's exactly what you're getting each and every time you light a beeswax candle. Whether you're burning a tiny tealight or a pillar, you reap enormous benefits just by being in the same room as these glowing beauties.

Beeswax candles are all natural and non-toxic. Because of this they burn cleanly and do not release any toxic by-products or heavy soot, unlike soy, palm or paraffin candles. The scent itself is enough to relax and calm you: sweet aromas of honey and nectar are definitely less harsh and overwhelming than artificially scented candles. If you are burning your beeswax candles properly in a draft-free room they are virtually dripless which makes them safer  and decreases risks of burns and other injuries. The pure, clean light that is emitted from beeswax candles has a similar light spectrum to the sun. While this is all very impressive and convincing, perhaps the most outstanding gift beeswax candles have to offer is: air purification. Negative ions are released into the air during burning which in turn cleanses the air of various allergens and smells . How does this happen? Negative ions in the air are strongly drawn to positive ions while the positive ions are strongly drawn to airborne particles such as dust, mold and odors. As negative ions are released they 'latch' onto the positive ions and weigh them down, forcing them to fall to the ground. Voila, cleansed air! This is especially beneficial for those suffering from respiratory conditions or sensitivities such as asthma or allergies. Many report that burning a beeswax candle in their bedroom for 30-60 minutes before going to bed ensures a restful, peaceful sleep.

But let's be honest: the REAL superstars here are the honeybees. We wouldn't have the miracle of beeswax were it not for our hard-working bees who secrete these tiny flakes of wax through specialized pores. Bees require a lot of food (honey) to produce this wax, in fact it takes between 5 and 8 pounds of honey to produce only one pound of wax. That's roughly equivalent to 10,000 worker bees working for 3 full days! The wax is then melted, filtered and used in a variety of ways from candles, varnishes, sewing and skin care products to caring for dreadlocks. 

Definitely makes you appreciate our busy little friends and all they do, doesn't it?


 
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