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Bee wax candle

Healthy indoor air is our fundamental need: the time to act is now | The Medical Journal of Australia (

The indoor air quality in many homes is already well known to be highly polluted with the off gassing of chemicals from furniture and carpets, mould, emissions from heaters & stoves etc. Burning a fragranced paraffin candle in the bedroom may be the proverbial camel breaking straw and tip level of VOCs or tolulene from safe to unsafe.
Paraffin candles, which are derived from petroleum, can release toxic chemicals such as toluene, a benzene derivative and a known carcinogen. Coloured and fragranced candles pose an even bigger chemical storm with the release of volatile organic chemicals or VOCs. Breathing VOCs can irritate airways, eyes, nose and throat. They can cause breathing difficulties and even damage the central nervous system. Some are associated with an increased risk of certain cancers.

Here are 7 reasons why you should use real beeswax candle in your home or work rather than potentially toxic paraffin and fragranced candles.

1 Beeswax candles help to purify the air by creating negative ions.
2 The soft warm glow from beeswax candles calms the brain for a better night’s sleep.
3 The smell of beeswax candles is amazing AND it’s 100% natural and healthy with no toxic synthetic fragrances
4 Beeswax candles are hypoallergenic, making them suitable if you have allergies or chemical sensitivities (but make sure your beeswax comes from ethical beekeepers who don’t use chemicals which can find their way into beeswax)
5 Beeswax candles are a true renewable resource.
6 Beeswax has the highest melting point out of all candle wax options, so beeswax candles burn for longer.
7 Purchase from local candle makers and you'll be helping to support two small, local and usually family-owned businesses – beekeeper and candlemaker

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