Since day one, the team at Weax & Wicks has been dedicated to creating artisan candles that are not only beautiful, but are kind to the environment as well. This is why we only use sustainable beeswax candles and donate 10% of our profits to bee conservation efforts.
If you’re a candle lover and want to reduce environmental harm, beeswax candles are the way to go. Here are the top 4 reasons why they’re a better choice for the planet:
1. Beeswax is an all-natural, renewable resource
Most mass-produced candles you see on the shelves these days are made from paraffin, which is a by-product of petroleum. It is processed with highly toxic chemicals and comes from crude oil sludge. Petroleum is a non-renewable resource, and the negative effects of petroleum extraction in general are widespread.
Beeswax, on the other hand, is a renewable resource that bees naturally produce to create honeycombs. It mostly consists of fatty acids. Our sustainable beeswax candles are specifically made using beeswax that has been ethically harvested.
2. Beeswax candles have a cleaner burn
Not only is paraffin loaded with chemicals, but because it has a naturally unpleasant odor, heavy fragrance is usually added. As a result, these candles emit soot and toxins while they are being burned.
Have you ever started to get a headache after lighting a candle? There’s a good chance it was caused by the harmful additives and chemicals found in the candle’s wax.
Because our sustainable beeswax candles are made from natural materials, they have a cleaner burn and don’t emit toxins into your home.
3. In terms of environmental impact, beeswax is a winner
Paraffin is obviously bad news, but what about candles made from soy wax? Unfortunately, soy isn’t much better. The soy industry has long been linked to deforestation. In fact, it is believed to be responsible for recent surges in deforestation in the Amazon rainforest.
Strong pesticides are also heavily used in the soy industry, and traces of these chemicals may be left in soy candles. Similar to paraffin candles, the wax used in soy candles must go through heavy chemical processing.
The production of beeswax does not require deforestation or the use of harmful chemicals. Beeswax is simply a natural byproduct of the beekeeping industry, so it can easily be harvested without much disruption to the natural environment.
4. Beeswax candles last longer
If you frequently buy candles, then “burn time” is something you probably consider before making a purchase. Did you know that beeswax candles tend to last a much longer time than both soy and paraffin candles?
This is because beeswax is a very dense material. With a longer burn time, beeswax candles support sustainable purchasing habits and can help you save money in the long run.
Browse our collection of sustainable beeswax candles
Weax & Wicks has a full selection of sustainable beeswax candles and wax melts. We are committed to being environmentally responsible, which is why we use wooden wicks, natural fragrances, and compostable, plant-based packaging.
Shop our collection here to find a candle you’ll love.