For Your Information
WARNING: The candles you are burning now may not be safe!
Do you allow smoking inside your home?
How about this in your living room?
*****Then why would you be fine with burning a paraffin candle?*****
|Here is a photo from my own home, showing a bookcase after burning a paraffin candle:
|One single candle!
A little bit about paraffin
Most conventional candles are made of paraffin. An oil-based, highly refined petroleum by-product that contains up to 11 toxic compounds and chemicals such as benzene and toluene. It starts as a black sludge that is treated with 100% industrial strength bleach to change its color to white, creating toxic dioxins. Acrolyn, a carcinogenic chemical is then added to solidify the white sludge. The end result is an extremely toxic product that emits diesel exhaust-like fumes ....inside the walls of your home!
What's more, studies have found that the superfine soot emitted while burning paraffin candles can penetrate deep into the lungs where it can cause irritation and damage. The hydrocarbons released when burning paraffin have been linked to asthma, allergies, and skin, eye and lung irritation.
Finally, although use of lead in candle wicks has mostly been eliminated, some inexpensive imported candles may still contain wicks that emit lead - a bioaccumulative neurotoxin that's especially dangerous for children.
A little bit about beeswax
Now, to swing the pendulum the other way, let's talk a little about beeswax. We all know that it is created by the bees which makes it 100% natural and chemical free. Used to make the oldest candle known to man, It is found on all continents of the globe, and prized since ancient times.The largest single use of beeswax is in the production of church candles.
Beeswax is secreted by worker bees. When the beeswax is generated by the wax glands in the abdomen of the bee, it originally comes out creamy white. The foraging worker bees bring nectar and pollen into the hive thereby staining the wax to a golden hue. The beeswax can then be filtered back to white to use in many products like candles and cosmetics.
Known as nature's air purifier, beeswax emits negative ions to purify, cleanse, improve air quality, and invigorate the body...a natural ionizer! Of all the materials used to make candles, natural beeswax is considered to be the most prestigious, the most elegant and in many cases the most expensive.
Beeswax has very little shrinkage and will help to increase a candle's burn time when used with soy wax. Candles made with beeswax burn very slowly and cleanly, creating a relaxing, intimate atmosphere where we can breathe freely!
It's just good to be aware of what you are putting in your home.....