Santa Fe Beeswax Candle Co. Why Beeswax? Why burn only 100% pure beeswax
candles? Soy wax? Poisonous Paraffin? Health & Safety links
Most commercial candles are made of poisonous chemicals – poisonous, at least, when burned.
Paraffin is petroleum industry waste that is bleached (adding dioxin and other poisonous chemicals) and texturized with acrolyn. Stearic acid,
a byproduct of the meatpacking slaughterhouses, is added as a hardener. Often candles are highly scented with artificial, synthetic oils and marketed to ‘freshen’ our precious air.
Of course they don’t actually freshen or deodorize anything, they just mask smells with chemicals stronger and dangerous to our health.
‘Aromatherapy’ candles may be some of the worst, and marketing takes advantage of us using nice names like ‘harmony’, ‘rejuvenation’ and ‘bliss’. Some companies use good quality essential oils and they focus our attention on that fact, but they are most commonly in a paraffin candle. This makes no sense to us, and we trust that intelligent people will see through all the nonsense, however poetic and ‘spiritual’.
A new year. Time to go to the store and buy beeswax candles for the new year.