Here's why is best to choose natural beeswax candles over soy or conventional paraffin candles. And why you should stay away from gifting candles scented with synthetic fragrances.
1. Toxicity of the wax.
Beeswax is the purest and best quality candle wax available today. It is actually dating back to the beginning of candle time. Nowadays all chemical waxes, like paraffin, are made of at least ten chemicals emitting toxic fumes when burned. Or Soy Wax, which can be decent, if done right, but adding the preservatives to prevent the soy from going bad. Pesticides in soy crops can result in an unhealthy experience too.
2. Environmentally friendly.
Beeswax is a natural product, biodegradable and undergoes no chemical processing. As you enjoy your candle, you will notice no black smoke when in use and only white smoke when you blow out the candle. This is a good indicator that your candle is beeswax, and nothing else.
3. Air-purifying properties.
Beeswax releases negative ions in the air to help cleanse and improve air quality.
4. Toxicity of synthetic fragrances.
The chemicals in synthetic scents can lower our immune system rapidly. Nowadays, we are constantly surrounded by an outrageous number of scented products that can make us sick. Best is to avoid exposure to those products as much as you can, and choose candles and other products only scented with pure essential oils.
5. Essential oils benefits.
As you burn a candle infused with essential oils, their natural aroma is released into your surroundings. Inhaling essential oils aroma allows us to benefit from their healing and soothing properties.
I genuinely believe it is best to stay away from using conventional paraffin and soy candles which have synthetic fragrances. And, for sure, do not gift such troublemakers to your close ones.
All-natural beeswax candles blended with pure essential oils, handmade by Essencial Candles here in Hong Kong, are included in "The Spa Day" ,"The Warm Hug" , "The Housewarming", and "The Work from Home" gift boxes.