Why Are Beeswax Candles Better Than Paraffin Candles? - BZZWAX

Why Are Beeswax Candles Better Than Paraffin Candles?

Candle lovers usually look out for the best option to fill their home with light, followed by a sweet and soothing scent. All they need is an ambience that provides them with a calm and relaxed atmosphere. There are different types of candles in the market, such as paraffin and beeswax. Still, there are debates as to which among these is the best. So, here we explain why you should prefer beeswax candles over paraffin candles.

Purifies air

Unlike paraffin candles, beeswax candles are soot free. This is because beeswax, when burnt, release negative ions that purify the air, enhancing the air quality. On the other hand, paraffin candles leave black soot that can leave a stain on the surface or the adjacent wall and release chemicals that harm the air. 

Environment friendly

The best part about beeswax candles is that they are environmentally friendly, biodegradable and they don’t need hydrogenating or bleaching. Further, no bees are harmed during the production of beeswax. On the other hand, paraffin candles are toxic in nature due to added artificial fragrance and scents. Also, they are made from petroleum-based products, which are further bleached. All of these lead to releasing high smoke, which harms the environment.


As compared to paraffin candles, beeswax candles tend to burn longer. This is because paraffin is a soft wax and drips constantly, which makes them less durable. In contrast, beeswax is a dense wax which takes longer to burn with almost no dripping. Some beeswax candles can continuously burn for four hours straight. So, you get to enjoy a light honey-scented smell for a long.

Brighter burn

Paraffin candles emit light enough to brighten the surrounding place. However, being similar to the light of halogen or fluorescent bulbs, they can be harmful to your eyes. But beeswax candles, emit brighter light having properties similar to sunlight. In addition, with a pleasant smell, beeswax candles provide a relaxing atmosphere rather than making you sleepy, as in the case of paraffin candles.

Final Words

Beeswax candles are considered the best because of their non-toxic property, as compared to paraffin candles. After all, what’s the point of harming your health and surrounding air when you have a natural option to go for?

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