Why choose beeswax candles over paraffin?
Beeswax candles are more expensive compared with regular candles. Why should I choose Beeswax over the others?
Most candles sold commercially are made from paraffin - a petrochemical by-product. This oil-based, highly refined, petroleum by-product contains up to 11 toxic compounds and chemicals, such as benzene and toluene, that are emitted as toxic fumes.
To make paraffin based candles, a black sludge is treated with 100% industrial strength bleach to change its colour to white and another chemical, Acrolyn, is then added to solidify the white sludge. Artificial dyes and synthetic fragrances, that are commonly added to paraffin candles, add to the environmental damage.
'Beelish' candles are made from pure beeswax and cotton wicks...nothing else!
The colour variation you can see between different items comes from the pollen collected by the bees. That's how pure our beeswax is!
Because nothing else is added, as our candles burn you can smell a sweet natural honey aroma.
'Beelish' also uses cotton wicks in all our candles and if burned correctly (upright and out of a breeze) they will not drip or smoke.
Over time you may notice a whitish bloom on your beeswax candles. This is natural and not only proves that your candles are made from pure beeswax, but can be easily removed by gently warming the candle with a hairdryer set on low for a few seconds.
A Candle lover’s hint:
To remove any wax residue from a candle place the item in the freezer to harden wax for 20 mins ans scrape of the wax or heat wax with hairdryer and press wax with paper towel before it hardens again.