There’s nothing quite like the smell of lit beeswax candles. We used to make them every year near Christmas time at my school. The sweet smelling golden candles burn long, and also, purify the air. I still make candles for myself to burn, it’s actually a very easy process, though a very warm one. Before I had my allergies corrected, I used to burn candles in my home office during the intense pollen times of the year. I found they helped provide some relief. This article over on Empowered Sustenance talks about making candles as well as how they can help with allergies.
Beeswax Candles and Allergies
One woman told me that her granddaughter’s cat allergies interfered with visits to grandma, because of her cats. After learning about the convent’s candles, this woman burned two beeswax candles in the living room a couple of hours before her granddaughter arrived. Her granddaughter, while in the living room, experienced no allergic symptoms! They now practice this routine for comfortable visits each week.
Beeswax Candles and Asthma
As I was ringing up one woman’s candle purchase in the candle shop, I struggled to fit all of her candles into the three large canvas bags she provided. “Wow–you must be stocking up.” I observed. “I am never running out of these candles again!” she exclaimed, and told me how the candles changed her young son’s life. “He has always had terrible asthma that acts up at night. The other day, I burned one of these candles in his room two hours before he went to bed. He had no asthma symptoms at all! Now we do this routine every night.”
Have you got seasonal or food allergies you’d like to get rid of? See Linda over at Easthouse Natural Health and get some relief, as well as your allergies corrected!
How beeswax candles clean the air
Beeswax releases negative ions when it burns. Pollen, dust, dirt, pollutants, and any other junk in the air all carry a positive charge, and that is how they can be suspended in the air. The negative ions released from burning beeswax negate the positive charge of air contaminants, and the neutralized ions are sucked back into the burning candle or fall to the ground. Many air purifiers and water filters harness this effective negative ion technology.
Because beeswax candles clean the air and reduce indoor pollutants, they can effectively reduce asthma, allergies, and hay fever. One of the most rewarding parts of my candle pouring job was listening to customers tell me miraculous stories of how the beeswax candles changed their quality of life. The most common thing I heard was, “these are the only candles I can burn,” or “these are the only candles my husband will let me burn,” since the beeswax didn’t release irritating toxins and fragrances.
So the effects of burning beeswax candles is similar to salt lamps. Both emit negative ions. Do you burn candles in your home? What type of candles do you enjoy?