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Why Beeswax makes a better candle

Beeswax candles look gorgeous, smell great, and are the oldest type of candle known to man.  Being a gift from nature, they offer a chemical free option to today’s vast array of candle choices.

However, beeswax candles do have a much higher price point than other candles, so other than the aesthetics, why should you choose beeswax over other options?

The old adage of ‘you get what your pay for’ is very relevant when it comes to beeswax, so we wanted to enlighten you as to why purchasing beeswax candles has so many other benefits to offset the price difference.

Here are our top reasons to try our beeswax candles:


Beeswax candles are 100% natural.  They are non-toxic as they are naturally chemical and paraffin free. The wax is untreated and uncoloured and contains no additives or artificial fragrances - just as nature intended.


Beeswax candles are a great way to bring health into your home. These candles are believed to emit negative ions into the air that bond with dusts, toxins, odours and mould in your home and help to clean and purify the air.


They can be a great benefit for anyone with environmental allergies, sensitivities, or asthma as they are non-irritating. Simply burn for 2 - 3 hours each night.


Our furry friends can be more sensitive to allergens than humans, so by burning beeswax candles you are providing a pet friendly environment too.


Beeswax candles burn cleaner than any other wax candles (including soy). Due to having such a high melting point, there is hardly any soot released so no nasty residue or black smoke emissions.


Beeswax candles, with their high melting point, will not drip if burned correctly (draft free and with the wick trimmed to the correct length), and therefore will burn longer, making them great value.


They will burn up to 3 times longer than paraffin or soy equivalents which when burned correctly actually makes them more cost efficient.


Natural beeswax candles contain no artificial scents or colours but are beautiful just as they are, with a soft honey fragrance. This is because they are naturally scented by the nectar from many different flowers that are visited by the bees.


Beeswax candles burn stronger and brighter than other candles as they emit a naturally bright light, the same light spectrum as the sun. This helps create the perfect warm glow whether it be for a romantic night in, a quiet moment for reflection or for reading in the bath!


Beeswax candles, as they are entirely 100% natural, will naturally compost over time leaving behind no nasty residue or chemical waste.


Beeswax candles not only improve air quality, but they also invigorate the body and mind!


Beeswax candles are slow burning and being the purest and least processed of all wax candles makes them a renewable and completely sustainable resource. 

Beeswax is the only fully natural wax available which is essentially a by-product of honey making. The bees use the wax to make cells which are then filled with honey. Once the honey has ripened, the cells are capped with a fresh layer of wax.

NB:  Don't be fooled by candles that don't state they are 100% beeswax. You only need 51% beeswax in a candle to make this claim. Go for 100% pure beeswax to gain the full benefit of beeswax candles.

By Luisa Walsh