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Why Beeswax is more expensive!

Candles for many of us are a vital necessity - they make a room smell and look incredible, but with a huge selection of candles on the market it can be difficult to know where to start, especially when trying to balance out the right scent for the right room, for the right environment, the right season, and of course for the right price.

I am often asked why beeswax candles are more expensive, to make and to buy, and so I have compiled a list of 9 good reasons why they should not be dismissed in your hunt for the perfect candle!

Beeswax is created by bees, it's 100% natural and chemical-free. [Please be careful. Australia has no regulations for disclosing candle ingredients, which means a beeswax candle could have as little as 10% beeswax in it. When buying, look for labeling that tells you the product is “all-natural” “pure” “kosher” or “100% beeswax.

Beeswax is environmentally friendly (because there is no chemical processing).  Beeswax burns cleanly with little smoke, when the correct wick size is used and if the candle is trimmed after each burn.
 
Beeswax candles smell AWESOME without the addition of scent, because they are naturally scented with the honey and floral nectar in the honeycomb.

Beeswax has the highest melt point of all waxes, which results in significantly longer (2-5 times) burn times and almost no dripping – and this can offset the higher cost.
 
Beeswax candles emit a naturally bright light of the same light spectrum as the sun (Green Rhino Spectrum, Solar Spectrum).
 
Over time, beeswax candles often develop a white film (especially in a cooler climate) - this is deemed desirable as it gives the candle a beautifully aged, rustic appearance.
 
Beeswax is the only candle wax that emits negative ions to purify, cleanse, improve air quality, and invigorate the body. A natural ionizer!
 
Beeswax candles are carbon-neutral. 
 
Beeswax is hypoallergenic and is perfect for those with environmental allergies, sensitivities, and asthma.