Safer Candles – Beeswax
One quick search for “fragrance” or “candles” using the search bar will give you a plethora of reasons why you should adamantly avoid traditional candles in your home.
- Undisclosed fragrance that can be over 3k different chemicals
- Those chemicals include endocrine disrupters, carcinogens, and lung irritants
- Lead in a massive amount of candle wicks
- Paraffin and petroleum waxes polluting your air with the same toxins as diesel fuel
But if you’re an avid candle lover, I know it can be hard to give them up. I highly suggest looking into 100% organic beeswax candles as a safer alternative!
🕯Beeswax releases negative ions when it burns. Pollen, dust, dirt, pollutants, and any other junk in the air all carry a positive charge, and that is how they can be suspended in the air. The negative ions released from burning beeswax negate the positive charge of air contaminants, and the neutralized ions are sucked back into the burning candle or fall to the ground. Many air purifiers and water filters harness this effective negative ion technology.
🕯 Beeswax candles have been known to effectively reduce the symptoms of asthma, allergies, and hay fever by drawing pollutants out of the air.
🕯 A candle only has to contain 51 percent beeswax to be labeled a “beeswax candle”, so don’t be fooled by clever marketing.