What You Need to Know About Types of Candle Wax

There are four types of wax used for candles such as soy wax, paraffin wax, beeswax, microcrystalline wax. All of them are consuming widely. All of them have so many chemical contents in its making but besides its good qualities how can we forget its negative impact which is neglected mostly is that petroleum-based paraffin (a sludge and waste product from the refining of petroleum) scented candles produce highly toxic fumes when burned.

Paraffin Wax Candles

This toxic smoke released by burning paraffin wax is the same as those found in burning diesel fuel which is harmful to health and can cause asthma and lung diseases.

These Poisonous chemicals found in paraffin wax fumes are not limited to known carcinogens such as: Acetone, Benzene, Toluene, Trichlorofluoromethane, Carbon Disulfide, 2-Butanone, Trichloroethane, Carbon Tetrachloride, Tetrachloroethene, Chlorobenzene, Ethylbenzene, Styrene, Xylene, Phenol, Cresol and Cyclopentene.

Soy Wax Candles

Soy wax candles are not organic and also have a few amounts of paraffin but they claim100%originality, in fact toxic pesticide spray are used where soybean grown. People support this poison by buying these candles. In short when we use soy wax, paraffin wax candles in our homes, we fill our house with unhealthy poisonous fumes cause so many diseases. Some candles are full of scent and environment friendly. We can save the lives of dear ones if u male right decision while candle.

Beeswax Candles

Beeswax candles are used globally for its fragrant nature and soothing, relieving environment created by them. These candles are also used in parties and events to make it special. Candle can be used as present for someone or as decoration purpose.

Beeswax made up of honey which made by honeybees are using since old times for many purposes. It is also used as a source of light. It can be used freely because it is natural and full of raw honey fragrance, they have no harmful chemicals best option to purchase candles. Beeswax wax are chemical free organic and fully floral.

Microcrystalline Wax Candles

It has different structure of making and melts very fast as compare to paraffin wax and it made of crude oil. It has smaller crystal structure in its is used in oil. It coating, candle making jewelry making. Its melting point is higher 63 to 93 Celsius.

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In short, pure beeswax candles help to clean and purify air and make floral environments odorless ambiance. Any candle you are using follows precautionary measures which are given below.

      Precautionary measure 

  • Never leave a burning candle unattended.
  • Keep burning candles away from pets and children.
  • Keep burning candles away from flammable materials.
  • Remove paper labels from candles before lighting.
  • Always burn candles only in an environment away from open windows, fans, air ducts, etc. This will help to prevent any smoking or dripping or any unhappy incident.
  • Light the candle wick from the base of the wick, where the wick comes out of the candle. This allows the beeswax to be absorbed into the wick.
  • Keep the wick trimmed to about 1/4″ when burning.

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