It’s simply beautiful how earth’s creatures, specifically bees, can make the most wonderful structures. Take, for instance, the honeycomb. It’s even more amazing when such a structure produces something that provides many uses and benefits for everyday life. Enter beeswax.
This amazing substance comes from worker honeybees — the females — and the honeycomb, and it’s commonly used for lowering cholesterol and relieving pain. It’s also used for swelling and inflammation, and of course, it helps produce different forms of raw honey, including the highly beneficial Manuka honey. We suggest reading reviews about Manuka to learn more about them to know what customers are saying about them.
This shouldn’t come as a surprise in personal care advice, seeing as another bee by-product — bee pollen — is so beneficial. So what else can beeswax do? Let’s take a look at this natural product’s biggest benefits and uses for the mind and body.
Benefits of Beeswax for the Mind and Body
Why is beeswax so much better than other candles? Besides smelling like honey and being 100% natural, we have put together a list of the many practical and health benefits of using beeswax candles. Because they are so wonderful in terms of being all natural and healthy, they are therefore totally in line with a holistic approach to wellness and spirituality – working with the natural gifts from Mother Earth to support you in a truly aligned body mind spirit way.
- Environmentally friendly, beeswax is a renewable source
- Pure, natural and healthy
- Long burn time – our large 9″ pillars burn for over 150 hours!
- Clean burning and toxic-free, natural cotton wick
- Taper and Altar style candles are virtually dripless, no mess!
- Emits negative ions which help to clean the air of toxins and bring dust and pollutants to the ground
- Burn longer, hotter and brighter than conventional candles
- Energetically brings peace, calm, warmth and brightness to a space
From no small miracle of nature, beeswax candles literally clean and purify the air. Beeswax is the only substance known that releases negative ions as it burns. What this does in your home is to encourage toxins such as dust, pollen and other positively charged air contaminants to the floor making them easier to clean from your environment. Because it is pulling these unseen pollutants from the air, beeswax can be beneficial for reducing allergies and lessening asthma symptoms.
Beeswax can also be invaluable in your spiritual practice. The soothing glow of a candle flame is a beautiful and ancient symbol of both inner and divine light. The sacred practice of candle lighting may offer prayer, make magic or simply create a gentle healing environment.
Other Benefits of Beeswax
Used in aromatherapy, the smokeless and lengthy burn time of Beeswax makes it a valuable ingredient in aromatherapy candles. Beeswax candles are also reputed to exude the aroma of honey – which can range from sweet, fresh, or floral to warm, robust, savory, or spicy – and they are also reputed to help facilitate the elimination of airborne pollutants, such as bacteria, dust, allergens, and odours.
When pure and natural essential oils are added during the production phase of natural homemade candles, the resultant products are known to have enhanced fragrances.
Is Beeswax Edible?
Yes, you can eat beeswax. Some people eat it directly, as part of the honeycomb, or you may eat it indirectly, as an ingredient in processed foods.
Eating beeswax has been linked to several health benefits, including relieving pain, lowering cholesterol, reducing swelling and as a treatment for ulcers, hiccups and diarrhea. However, there is little research to show that it’s effective for any of these conditions.