150mm x 75mm 100%Beeswax Pillar Candle

150mm x 75mm 100%Beeswax Pillar Candle

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150mm (High) x 75mm (Dia)  Pure 100% Beeswax Pillar Candle.

 

Environmentally friendly and safe, non-toxic. Burn very clean with little smoke when trimmed properly as they are not oil-based. 100% beeswax candles are natural, undergoes no chemical processing and biodegradable.

Our beeswax is 100% pure, nothing added nor is it chemically cleaned, it does how ever vary in colour from batch to batch, as we DON'T use toxic chemicals to clean it.

 

HEALTH BENEFITS OF BEESWAX CANDLES
 

Air contains billions of electrically charged (both positive and negative) particles called ions.  The ions in the air affect our mood, energy and health.  Positive ions attract pollution and allergens and once bonded with, remain circulating in the air.  Negative ions seperate the pollution and allergens from the positive ions, thereafter allowing them to fall harmlessly to the ground & out of the air you breathe.

When burnt, beeswax candles produce negative ions which helps remove pollution and allergens from the air making it a cleaner and fresher enviroment for us all, particularly asthma and allergen sufferers.
Beeswax candles work in the same way as many air purifiers and filters by clearing the air of the dust, pollen and other suspended pollutants making the air clean and clear.

The benefits of beeswax candles

Some important chemistry and health lessons from this job. Namely, the toxic effects of paraffin candles and the unique air-purifying properties of 100% beeswax candles.

The problem with paraffin candles

“Regular candles,” i.e. that bag of tealights you can buy for five bucks, are made from paraffin. As the name implies, paraffin candles are made from paraffin wax, a by-product of petroleum refining. The result? A highly toxic (and environmentally unfriendly) product that literally poisons the air you breathe.

Paraffin wax starts as the sludge at the bottom of the barrel of crude oil. Even asphalt is extracted before paraffin in the refining process! The black sludge, already filled with numerous toxins, undergoes bleaching and treatment by carcinogens benzene and/or toluene.

And the chemicals don’t stop there. Chemists mix in toxic concoctions of colours and fragrances to make this waste product marketable and appealing. The final result is a innocent looking candle which releases seven documented toxins –two of which are carcinogenic–when it burns.

And toxins aren’t the only problem with burning paraffin candles. Over time, repeatedly burning paraffin candles leaves black soot stains on walls, ceilings, furniture, and drapery. The microscopic soot particles at fault for the cosmetic damage also cause serious health problems. These tiny particles are easily inhaled and get trapped in the deepest part of the lungs, which may cause respiratory irritation.

 

How beeswax candles clean the air

Did you know that beeswax candles clean the air when they burn? 

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.

Because beeswax candles clean the air and reduce indoor pollutants, they can effectively reduce asthma, allergies, and hay fever. One of the most rewarding parts of candle pouring is listening to customers tell me miraculous stories of how the beeswax candles changed their quality of life. The most common thing I heard was, “these are the only candles I can burn,” or “these are the only candles my husband will let me burn,” since the beeswax didn’t release irritating toxins and fragrances. Here are two of the most memorable stories.

Beeswax Candles and Asthma

As we were talking about a customer’s candle purchase, She said. “I am never running out of these candles again!” she exclaimed, and told me how the candles changed her young son’s life. “He has always had terrible asthma that acts up at night. The other day, I burned one of these candles in his room two hours before he went to bed. He had no asthma symptoms at all! Now we do this routine every night.”

Beeswax Candles and Allergies

One woman told me that her granddaughter’s cat allergies interfered with visits to grandma, because of her cats. After learning about the convent’s candles, this woman burned two beeswax candles in the living room a couple of hours before her granddaughter arrived. Her granddaughter, while in the living room, experienced no allergic symptoms! They now practice this routine for comfortable visits each week.

BEESWAX CANDLES SOUND GREAT, RIGHT? BUT THERE IS A CATCH…

Sneaky labelling on beeswax candles

Often, companies sell beeswax candles which contain a combination of 51% beeswax and 49% toxic paraffin. Look for the key phrase “100% Pure Beeswax” on candles.

At Moggill Honey, we only sell 100% pure beeswax candles, from beeswax sourced from our own hives.

100% pure beeswax candles come with an unexpectedly large price tag for those used to buying 100 paraffin tea lights for five bucks at Ikea. No one should pay money, however, to poison their home. When you buy 100% pure beeswax candles, you are making a health investment.

I’ve heard about lead in wicks. Is this true?

If a candle has a metal wire in the wick, it may contain lead. Lead is banned from use, but many imported candles, especially from China, still contain lead. Burn only candles with 100% cotton wicks and avoid any with a wire centre. If it has a wire centre, it will put zinc and other metals into your air.