Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Beeswax Candles Cleanse Air
I would like to see a reference that supports the negative ion claim. Ozone treatment likely does exactly the same thing for the same reasons. However that needs special equipment not readily available.
Thus burning a beeswax candle from time to time appears a worthy alternative and should be noted. I have never had a good reason to even consider beeswax in this light but properly presented or even investigated, beeswax or a key constituent may have a significant market.
At least it is a neat fix for neutralizing odors.
It should also eliminate air borne pathogens or at least suppress them! This has not been obvious in the past but that is because no one thought to maintain a flame.
3) Beeswax Candles – For hundreds of years, candles were made from beeswax, not petroleum (paraffin) like they are today.
And beeswax candles filter the air you breathe.
That’s because burning beeswax is the only fuel that emits negatively charged ions.
Negative ions are what many electronic air purifiers use, and what doctors use to treat babies with bronchitis and asthma.
The negative ions connect with positively charged ions that carry dust, mold, bacteria, viruses and other allergens. The excess weight causes the irritants in the air to fall to the ground where they can be swept up or vacuumed.
To get the anti-allergy benefits, burn a 100% beeswax candle in your room for a few hours before bedtime. But make sure you get the real thing. Many candles labeled “beeswax” are a combination of beeswax and paraffin. When in doubt, your nose will tell you every time. Beeswax has a uniquely fresh smell, which is distinctly different from paraffin.
Plus, you get a beeswax bonus: When your candle has reached its end, use the leftovers to make a natural lip balm or hand cream.