To all of our followers and subscribers, I realised that some of you may be pondering the benefits of beeswax and thinking, "Why should I choose beeswax?"
This is a fair question, after all beeswax is a slightly more expensive material. But with this expense comes a range of benefits that are completely unique and individual to beeswax.
First of all, lets talk aesthetics... The flame given from a beeswax candle is different to your regular candle flame, it is a bright deep orange flame that illuminates the text and beautiful images that you will find on our old bottle candles.
The bearded man on our Atherton candle? That gentleman looks absolutely stunning when illuminated and encapsulated by the light of the beeswax glow. The wax is denser than paraffin or soy wax and its melting point is higher, leading to a slower brighter burn meaning you can appreciate that gentleman's mighty beard for a longer time.
Now let's discuss why beeswax is better for your home. When beeswax candles burn, they clean the air like a great, natural, air purifier. Just like lightning, beeswax produces negative ions when burned. These negative ions attach to positive ions (like dust, pollen, mould, odour, toxins) floating in the air, dragging them to the ground and in this process cleans the air.
Pretty cool right? So not only do you get an aesthetically pleasing piece of mantlepiece décor, you also get a beautiful long slow bright orange burn that actually CLEANS the air! This is far more than a regular candle, no other material acts like beeswax when burned.
So we all know about the importance of the bee population for pollinating not only our crops but also many other plants vital for the ecosystem. You need only tune in to watch documentaries such as The Pollinators, Vanishing of the Bees, or Queen of the Sun - What Are Bees Trying To Tell Us, to realise the impact that a declining bee population is having on the environment. Bees dying is an issue that affects us all. Buying beeswax candles not only supports your home environment but the worlds environment as a whole.
So, why beeswax? Why not! the importance of taking this traditional crafting material, which has been used for many thousands of years, has once again become important as well as giving an essence of beauty and warmth to your household.
These are some of the reasons why we chose to make our candles from 100% beeswax. You can browse our collection here.