Beeswax makes for the nicest, cleanest and sweetest smelling candles, but it can be hard to find good ones. I've purchased many over the years and here's a list of the top sources I've found along with some info on how they actually can clean the air in your home.
Do Beeswax Candles Clean the Air?
Apparently they do. While typical store bought candles are made of paraffin that produces soot when burned (ever wonder why church ceilings get so dirty?), beeswax is said to clean the air through the release of negative ions:
"“Beeswax candle fuel is the only fuel that actually produces negative ions, which not only helps remove pollution from the air but increases the ratio of negative ions to positive ions, the ideal and necessary scenario for clean air.” In laywoman’s terms, this means they cause charged gunk (dust, pollen, odors, toxins, etc.) to fall from the air onto the floor via static electricity."
From Virginia, these candles come in many colors, including natural, and: "We only use wax from American beekeepers to ensure the candles you burn contain the highest quality beeswax available. We never use bleached beeswax, but instead our wax is carefully filtered. Our candles are pure, distinct, and natural.
- Knorr Beeswax Candles - From $11.90
Knorr Beeswax, located in Del Mar, CA, was founded by Ferdinand Knorr in 1928, and became famous for developing high quality dripless 100% Beeswax candles. They sell beekeeping supplies as well as beautiful honeycomb rolled candles that come in a stunning array of colors.
- Beeswax Votive Set - $11
These sweet votives from One Honey, a Chicago honey Co-Op, are among a number of bee related items sold out of this Etsy shop.
- Beelite Candles - From $5
Lovely pillars with rounded edges from these beekeepers and candles makers from North Carolina.