What is beeswax?

Beeswax is a renewable, all-natural wax made by honeybees. Because of its non-toxic qualities, it is ideal for use as a bright, clean-burning fuel source in candles. Beeswax candles burn cleanly and produce very little soot when lit properly. To burn properly they need to be kept away from drafts and the wick needs to be trimmed after each burn.


What is paraffin?

A non-renewable wax produced as a by-product of crude oil, coal, or oil shale is called paraffin wax. To make paraffin into a product that can be used, it is chemically processed and finely refined. It is not a fuel source that burns cleanly or brightly.

5 reasons why beeswax candles are better than paraffin 

  1. Beeswax candles are natural and non-toxic, while paraffin candles are made from petroleum and release harmful chemicals into the air when burned.

  2. Beeswax candles burn longer and cleaner than paraffin candles, as they produce less soot and smoke.

  3. Beeswax candles have a natural sweet scent, while paraffin candles often contain synthetic fragrances that can be irritating to some people.

  4. Beeswax candles have a beautiful, warm glow that can create a cozy and inviting atmosphere.

  5. By choosing beeswax candles, you are supporting beekeeping and the important role that bees play in pollinating our crops and ecosystem.

In summary, burning paraffin candles excessively can release soot and chemicals into the air, which can accumulate on walls and ceilings, causing discoloration and potentially damaging the paint or wallpaper. In addition, the chemicals released can negatively affect indoor air quality and can be harmful to breathe in, especially for those with respiratory conditions. Ultimately, it's best to limit the use of paraffin candles and opt for natural alternative like beeswax or sustainably sourced soy candles.

Millbee’s vision is to produce fair and ethically sourced products that is both healthy for the customer and the environment combined to keep a sustainable world and ecosystem.

For further information on products check out Millbee's beeswax candles.

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