Published on September 13th, 2011 | by Vivian Nelson Melle

5 Reasons to Choose Beeswax Candles

Beeswax is not only deliciously sweet-smelling and natural, it is a healthy alternative to paraffin candles. This long-burning, soot-free creation has been the lighting staple for homesteading for years and is now becoming popular for modern, urban families as well. Here are 5 reasons to choose beeswax candles.

candle in beeswax

Candle placed in hive where bees than attached new beeswax

1. Beeswax is All Natural

It’s hard to believe that the amazingly perfect hexagonal honeycomb is made entirely by bees. Each perfectly shaped space is made to perfect for holding bee larvae, honey and even pollen. For about a week during their short lives, worker bees are able to convert honey into wax. The sugar in the honey is turned to wax by special glands in the bees abdomen. The way flex are chewed up by the bees and added to the colony’s community honeycomb.

{cc photo courtesy of  Shovelling Son on Flickr}

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About the Author

Vivian Nelson Melle is a former educator and community counselor who decided to follow her dream of writing. She balances work to home school her daughter and enjoy crafting, photography, gardening, natural healing, cooking and anything that helps heal the earth and its inhabitants. She also writes for Green Living Ideas, Ecolocalizer, Mamita’s Creations and Phoenix Neighborhood Blogger. She is a writer for hire with a soft spot in her heart for non-profits and indie businesses.

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