Whats all the Buzz about Beewax Candles?
Beeswax candles are a great way to bring health into your home. It is the purest and most natural of all waxs (including vegetable waxes), and it has the least amount of process and no additives.
They burn brighter and cleaner than any other wax candles and burn up to 3 times longer. This is because beeswax has a high melting point, meaning they are dripless in a draft free area. The flame has the same light spectrum as the sun.
BEESWAX HEALTH BENEFITS
Beeswax candles detoxify the air by emitting negative ions. They are believed to produce biochemical reactions that increase levels of the mood chemical serotonin, helping to alleviate depression, relieve stress and boost our daytime energy. The ions bond with the toxins in your home ( such as dirt, dust, and carry a positive charge)and help to clean the air, purifying it of dust, odours, pollens, toxins and mould as well as elevating your mood. Not only are these candles so much better than their toxic alternatives, they also help to remove other toxins form our environment. They can be a great benefit for anyone with allergies or asthma.
NATURALLY DRIP RESISTANT
A beeswax candle is less likely to drip than other types of candles because of the complex molecular structure and higher melting point of beeswax. This allows the wick to burn the molten beeswax at just the right pace so it doesn't drip out of the wax pool. These qualities combined with a properly maintained wick, a level burning surface, and draft free environment will help prevent drips from occurring.
Over time, and especially in colder weather, beeswax naturally produces a 'bloom' - which appears as a white film on the wax of your candle. This is a natural occurrence and will not affect the quality of the candle or the way in which it burns - in fact it is another sign that the candle you are burning is 100% beeswax. To get rid of the bloom, either handle your candle with warm hands, or use a hairdryer on a low setting.
Beeswax candles are naturally drip resistant. Paraffin candles require chemical additives, like stearic acid, to make them drip less.
Finally, this 100% natural fuel created by bees is naturally scented by the honey and nectar of flowers packed into the honeycombs and gives off a subtle fragrance as it slowly burns. In short, its a natural substance straight from mother nature. The colour and scent of the wax can vary as bees follow a precise process when making beeswax. Depending on seasonal flowers and plants, the colour of the wax can vary.
Vix Wix Beez Bliss pillar candles are made from 100% pure beeswax from local sustainably managed hives. They are hand poured in small batches and finished with a cotton wick that contains no lead or metals.