by quinn wilson
Candles are one of the must have items for unwinding, relaxing, and practicing self-care. Something about the beautiful combination of scents and the warm glow of the flame makes you want to cover up with a blanket and melt into a cozy couch. Some candles, however, come with some not-so-fun ingredients.
Here’s what you need to know:
Paraffin wax is a byproduct of petroleum and releases toxins when burned. When trying to unwind, the last thing that you need is any kind of chemical or negative energy. Soy candles are a slightly better option, however, most soy candles still require a small amount of paraffin wax. So then what kind of candle should you use? Beeswax candles are the answer.
Instead of emitting toxins, beeswax candles release negative ions that clean pollutants and allergens out of the air and improve the overall air quality. Beeswax burns clean and is soot free, too. As a renewable resource, beeswax offers a more sustainable candle option, as well as a less processed and more natural choice.
Beeswax candles will last you a long time, as they have a high burning temperature, and will last longer than a regular paraffin candle. Without unnatural fragrances, beeswax burns with the faint sweet smell of honey. And it even burns a gold flame that's on the same light spectrum as the sun.
On your next self-care day, grab a warm drink of your choice, a cozy blanket, and light an all natural beeswax candle. Here are a few places you can find your new favorite candle: