Q: Why buy 100% natural candles?
A: Because they offer a multitude of benefits to your health and help to protect the environment.
We all enjoy burning candles because they create a relaxing, indulgent atmosphere, add fragrances to our environment and generally make us smile. However, your average candle is made of petroleum and scented with chemicals. This gives off soot as it burns, which is not great for the respiratory system or the environment.
Did you know natural beeswax and soy wax candles can help you to breathe more easily. They actually purify the air, use renewable resources and offer better value for money when compared to paraffin wax based alternatives? Read on for more information on why you should switch to natural today!
Cleaner Burning – breathe easy
Bees wax candles and soy wax candles offer a clean burn as they are nearly carbon neutral and produce little, if any, soot. Soot should be avoided because it is very unhealthy when inhaled and can leave black marks on furniture and walls. Paraffin candles often create a significant amount of black soot that collects on the jar, which is visible evidence of the CO2 being released into your environment.
Air Purifying – great for allergies and asthma
Walk outside after a thunderstorm and the air will actually smell clean and fresh. That’s because lightning creates negative ions. These ions attach themselves to pollutants in the air and then become heavy and fall to the ground. An advantage of burning pure beeswax candles in your home is that you get the same air cleansing effect. Beeswax candles naturally give off negative ions that remove dust, dirt, odours, and other pollutants from the air meaning it is cleaner to breathe and less likely to irritate the respiratory system.
Longer Lasting – better value for money
Natural bees wax candles and soy wax candles offer greater longevity because of slower burning times. You may pay more for a natural candle initially, but the longer-lasting burn means you won’t have to buy new candles as often. The initial investment is offset by this and all the other benefits meaning you get considerably more burn for your bucks.
Better Scent – natural and delicious
Beeswax Candles are naturally scented and all you’ll smell is the pleasant, natural aroma of honey – ideal for anyone with sensitivities to added fragrances. Meanwhile, a soy wax candle is quick to release its fragrance as the wax burns at a lower temperature than other candles. As a result the scent is released earlier and more gradually throughout the burn time, making for a more satisfying dispersion.
Environmentally friendly – doesn’t
cost the Earth
Both favourites with environmentally conscious consumers, bees wax candles and soy wax candles do not use petroleum in their production, they are made from sustainable resources and are biodegradable. Other benefits include that beeswax candles produce less drips and so are generally cleaner and safer in the home; while any mishaps with a soy wax candle can quickly and easily be removed with some warm soapy warmer. Never again need you take the back of a knife to the varnished dining room table!