The Brilliant Beeswax Candle: Natural Air Purifiers and More
by Annie Berthold-Bond
Beeswax candles offer a honey scent, a golden flame, and the longest, cleanest burn of any candle.
there is much more benefit to beeswax candles compared to paraffin
candles that are made from polluted petroleum sludge, or even
vegetable-based candles that are a big improvement over paraffin: When
beeswax candles burn, they clean the air like a great, natural, air
purifier, and they are a link to a deep spiritual belief system.
each pound of beeswax provided by a honey bee, the bee visits 33
million flowers. It eats 10 pounds of honey. It secretes the beeswax
from its abdomen, and then uses the wax to construct a honeycomb.
Beekeepers recover the wax from the comb by heating it in water where
the melted wax rises to the surface and can be removed.
have written about the wisdom of the beehive, and how burning beeswax
puts a person in a special mood of reverence. It is easy to imagine
why, given that millions of flowers have been visited and pollinated to
make any one beeswax candle!
and spiritual powers have been attributed to all products of the
beehive. Honey has always been considered holy, a gift from God, and
endowed with esoteric and mystical qualities. The Path of Pollen, or
bee shamanism, is a calling into the secrets of healing, longevity, and
spiritual powers of bee products, including honey, wax, and pollen. The
Hebrew word for bee is dbure, meaning word, with the message being that
the bee brings the Divine word. Specifically beeswax candles are
designated for the Christian Roman Mass.
burn a beeswax candle is to enter into the wisdom world of the bee, and
you enter, too, into a world of benefits from the bee. Compare this to
breathing toxic fumes from paraffin candles!
Cleaning the Air By Burning Beeswax Candles
contains billions of electrically charged particles called ions. Ions
act upon our capacity to absorb and utilize oxygen, and therefore cause
powerful effects on our lives and well being. The ions in the air can
affect our mood, energy and health. Negative ions actually feel good.
Too many positive ions make us feel bad and they are loaded down with
pollution and allergens that are drawn to them and suspended in the
air.. Negative ions, on the other hand, remove the pollution and
allergens from positive ions, allowing them to drop harmlessly to the
candle fuel is the only fuel that actually produces negative ions,
which not only helps remove pollution from the air but increases the
ratio of negative ions to positive ions, the ideal and necessary
scenario for clean air.
Beeswax Candle Buyer’s Resource Guide
sure to only buy 100 percent pure beeswax candles. Choose yellow
beeswax (it is lightly refined)and not white beeswax is often bleached
with chemicals and is best avoided.