The benefits of beeswax candles date back for centuries
Beeswax has been used since very early in recorded history. Dating back to 7000 BCE, archeological research has shown humans have been using it at least that far back. It’s versatile, long-lasting, resilient and has been used in surprising ways in ancient history. In Chinese medicine, beeswax was praised to have both individual health benefits and as a base ingredient for many compounds. Egyptians used it to preserve scrolls and texts, as well as food and mummies. Many cultures have been using beeswax for candles, for millennia. In fact, the Roman Catholic church has is mandated as the only type of candle to be used in the church, since 4 AD!
As the major pollinating insects of the world the bee could be considered the most valuable bug. With a higher demand for bee products, bee farming and responsible relocation has increased in efforts to help monitor and protect the bee populations. How cute is it that there is an American Bee Journal that has been around since 1861?
Are there spiritual benefits of beeswax candles?
Beeswax is a natural clean wax source and it last a long time, so in that way it shows a connectedness with nature. Many religious customs, rituals and meditations involve spending time in silence with just candlelight. Some deities have also been strongly connected to the bee in their own ways. So by using beeswax candles it can be seen as a sign of respect to a particular religious or mythologic figurehead. Beeswax candles have a longer burn time that other types, lending itself to uninterrupted communion practices. This leads to stronger feelings of peace and harmony, which is the ultimate goal of most spiritual pursuits.
Do beeswax candles not drip?
The answer is yes and no (shrugs). In the perfect conditions, trimmed wick and no drafts, a pure beeswax candle will not drip. Add in fragrances, colors and other substances, and there is a higher chance of drip but still way less than most other candle materials. This is a big reason why they are preferred for dining table décor.
Also unscented candles are less likely to interfere with the smells of food, which is known to influence the taste. Imagine taking a bite of your rosemary chicken, but smelling gardenias? How confusing to your brain to separate those.
Other benefits of beeswax candles
The data just isn’t there to prove the claims that these candles clean the air, but there is some data that supports a cleaner burn that produces less VOC emission. Thus creating cleaner air by not contributing to negative ions or pollutant particles. The light given by beeswax is a soft yellow, consistent glow and because of that, some feel that it is similar to sunlight as a mood booster. What you think is what you feel, and in the end is what creates the tone of your environment.
Lastly, the beeswax candle doesn’t go rancid and smell bad like some other natural ingredient options. This makes them great options for decoration only, dining ambiance and for emergency lighting purposes and buying them in pairs helps fulfill all of these reasons.
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