The Benefits of Choosing Beeswax Candles January 8, 2016 18:06
Bees have provided humankind with such useful and valuable resources over time. Honey, pollination of our crops and the food we eat, and beeswax-- just to name a few. Beeswax itself has countless uses and we often use it in some of our organic skin care products such as the lip balm and lotion bars. It is a wonderful, healthy and eco-friendly alternative to using paraffin wax, which is often used in candles and cosmetics. Paraffin is harmful for you and the environment because it is made from petroleum (or oil/coal), a non-renewable resource that emits smoke and carcinogens. It is used in candles and is often cheaper than beeswax candles, but the catch is that they don't last nearly as long and they drip everywhere.
At Earth Speaks we make 100% beeswax candles and soy wax candles that are all natural and scented with essential oils. We melt down the beeswax and mix it with oils for a subtle fragrance, then pour it into molds with intricate designs to produce the detailed and beautifully shaped candles we have today. Our unscented, natural colored beeswax candles give off a pleasant and sweet smell, without added fragrance, and are also available at our shop.
Beeswax candles are known to emit a warmer and brighter light than that of their paraffin competitors, due to their purity and organically occurring origins. This light is closer to natural sunlight. Also, the natural color of beeswax is a warm, medium yellow that adds to the uplifting glow of the candle.