In thinking about offering a specialty line of candles for sale,
I quite accidentally stumbled upon this consumer alert which caused me to immediately give pause to my idea. As such I now craft all my candles from pure beeswax and 100% cotton wicks. WHY BEESWAX ?
.....Did you know that paraffin is known to off-gas benzene without even being lit ? Beeswax burns more efficiently and cleanly than other wax compounds used in most unregulated candle markets today.
With beeswax you get a non-toxic, healthy alternative, that does not require the use of stearic acid, or other hardening agents. With 100% beeswax candles and natural wicks there are no additives. No paraffin. No lead-core wicks. No black soot deposits that can be equally harmful.
The wide use of aromatherapy combined with candles produces additional dangers with the release of potentially volatile aromatic hydro-carbons. With beeswax all you get is a subtle, natural scent. And on the plus side, as has always been know in mystical circles, the burning of beeswax helps to cleanse the air of negative ions.
My offerings include the following :