There are many benefits to choosing beeswax over paraffin candles. Beeswax candles burn clean; unlike paraffin, they do not contain any additives or synthetic chemicals. Cheap paraffin candles leave behind black soot from smoke as they are burned. The soot can damage furniture and irritate sensitive people. When burned correctly with a trimmed wick and in a draft free zone, beeswax candles are smokeless, soot free and dripless. When burned, they emit negative ions, thought by some to clean the air and prevent problems with asthma and depression.
The higher cost of beeswax candles can be off-putting, but a much longer burn time makes them a more economical choice than paraffin. Beeswax candles also burn brighter. They are often available without any added chemical scents or colors. This makes them ideal for people with chemical sensitivities or allergies. Beeswax itself has a subtly honey or floral scent even when it is not burning.
Beeswax is literally created by honeybees from honey which is made from flower nectar. High quality beeswax candles are made from the melted and filtered caps that seal the honeycomb and the honeycomb itself. The wax is produced by worker bees from glands on the ventral side of the abdomen. It is clear when produced but stained yellow from contact with pollen and honey. Honeybees consume 6-8 pounds of honey to produce one pound of beeswax.
Honey bees make honey by collecting nectar from flowers and regurgitating it into beeswax honeycombs inside their hive. Beeswax is a natural wax produced in the hive of honey bees of the genus Apis, and one of its most popular uses is as beeswax candles and as an ingredient in natural skin care products.
Another product made by honey bees and used by humans is bee propolis. Propolis is a resinous substance that honey bees collect from tree buds and bark, or other botanical sources, and is mixed with beeswax, nectar and pollen. This mixture is used by bees to seal gaps in the hive, by humans for its health benefits and as a traditional, natural or homeopathic medicine.
The Mohawk Valley Trading Company offers the highest quality unprocessed natural products they can produce namely; maple syrup, honey, beeswax and natural personal care products. In addition, they offer natural stone, tea and spices from around the world.
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