Why Beeswax Really Is Better Than Paraffin or Soy Wax
by Eric Bello on Aug 16, 2017
We are obsessed with beeswax here at Solstice Naturals. If you've ever wondered whether the higher price tag is really worth it then you'll want to read on. Is it better than lower priced paraffin and soy waxes? The answer is yes!
While you might be tempted with the low-cost of colorful and extremely fragrant candles that line store aisles, keep in mind that more often than not the main ingredient is a paraffin wax. Derived from the petroleum refinement process, paraffin wax emits known toxins such as benzene and toluene when burned. Just picture that when used indoors, these can potentially be found in much higher concentrations. We definitely would not want our beloved family or pets being exposed to such polluted air on a regular basis!
On the other hand, soy wax is often touted as more "natural" and "healthy" - but is it really? We don't agree. It has appeal because it is also inexpensive, however, it is produced with the toxic chemical hexane and is derived from soy crops which are predominantly genetically engineered to withstand large amounts of toxic pesticides. Would you really want to burn and inhale those chemicals?
In stark contrast to these waxes, beeswax stands out with a multitude of benefits. One of the most notable (and our favorite) is that unlike conventional soy and paraffin based candles, beeswax not only burns much longer but it also helps purify the air around it. As beeswax burns, it releases negative ions that attract positively charged pollutants and pulls them out of the air. This leaves the environment free of any dust or debris and a much cleaner air for anyone who has respiratory issues.
If you're ready to ditch the noxious paraffin and soy candles you thought you loved and try out a high-quality beeswax candle to feel the difference, check out our collection.