Beeswax candles. Who doesn't remember the large candles "candles" placed in the window by our grandmothers during a storm? I remember it perfectly. My grandmother and later my mother always had such candles on hand. The original candlestick was always made, or rather hand-cast, of beeswax. Burned in the window during a storm, it was supposed to protect the house from lightning. Where do such beliefs come from? Apart from the religious aspect, which I will not write about here, there is a scientific explanation of this phenomenon :-)
Well, pure beeswax burned in the form of a candle releases negative ions that bind with positive ions, causing dust and impurities to fall away. This phenomenon can be compared to a storm that also emits negative ions. That's why after a storm the air is so fresh, pleasant and clean. Beeswax works similarly.
Beeswax candles - why it's worth burning them
Nowadays, hardly anyone puts such candlesticks in the window, but it is definitely worth thinking about replacing artificial paraffin candles with those made of beeswax. Such candles come in various shapes and fit into modern interiors. When choosing the perfect one for yourself, it is worth paying attention to the method it is made of.
We can distinguish candles made from beeswax and candles cast from pure wax in a previously prepared form. Candles made of ready-made rope are wrapped in a roll with the addition of a cotton wick. Such candles can be made quickly, but their disadvantage is that they burn out quickly.
Candles made of beeswax burn for a long time. They are definitely heavier and more expensive due to the longer and more complicated manufacturing process
Beeswax candles - properties
Each candle is made of natural and high-quality wax and emits a beautiful honey-propolis scent when lit. What other benefits come from burning a beeswax candle? Some of them are presented below:
- Neutralizes the harmful effects of electrosmog
- Purifies the air by producing negative ions
- It burns smokelessly because it is free from toxins
- It is 100% ecological and safe for humans
- It has a relaxing and soothing effect on the senses