Beeswax is obviously more expensive than other types of candles. So why choose beeswax? This article discusses the many benefits of choosing beeswax candles, some of which you may find surprising.

There are so many advantages to selecting pure beeswax candles that it was hard to decide where to start. After one short conversation amongst the staff here, we all came to the same conclusion. We love beeswax because it smells so heavenly. Some of our favorite days here are when the new shipments of candles arrive. Everyone wants to be on hand to open the boxes because it simply isn't possible to breathe in the scent that wafts out of the packages and not feel a sense of peace and contentment. Beeswax is 100% natural, unlike paraffin wax, which is petroleum based. Paraffin products do not have a pleasant odor, which usually means that chemical perfumes and other scents have to be added to make these candles more appealing.

Aside from that aesthetic, though, beeswax is a superior choice over other types of candles for several reasons. First, while the purchase price of the candles is higher, beeswax has a very high melting point. Paraffin wax melts at around 117 degrees Fahrenheit, whereas beeswax remains solid until it reaches approximately 145 degrees Fahrenheit. This higher melting point means that beeswax candles will burn much more slowly and last substantially longer than other types of candles. The older the beeswax candle, the longer it will burn, because the wax hardens as it ages. In addition, beeswax burns cleanly. A beeswax candle will burn slowly and steadily, with little to no smoke. There will also be virtually no wax dripping at all, unless there is a strong draft. This makes for much easier cleanup, and protects your furniture, candle holders, and floors. When used with our Candle Followers, beeswax candles will be essentially free of any mess at all.

Did you know that even the flame of a beeswax candle is more pleasant than that of an ordinary candle? It's true! Beeswax candles have a softer yellow color to them than paraffin candles. Our favorite bit of trivia is the little known fact that the flame color of beeswax candles actually varies based upon the season during which the beeswax was harvested. Here at Brass & Silver we occasionally like to compare the flames and try to guess when the wax for each had been harvested!

Perhaps better than all of the above, though, is the air purification quality possessed by beeswax. Beeswax is said to emit negative ions as it is burned, actually cleaning the air of those positively charged irritants like dust, pollen, and other toxins. This is a sharp contrast to paraffin candles, which actually emit toxins when burned.

Consider spending a bit more for a product that smells wonderful, is 100% natural, burns slowly with no smoke or drips,and has real health benefits. You will be glad you did!