Our latest obsession: beeswax candles. We’re loving the sweet honey fragrance given off by the candles, and although they are a bit pricier than conventional candles, they have some advantages. Among their virtues: beeswax candles emit negative ions that help purify the air (unlike paraffin candles, which give off soot); they typically burn longer than paraffin candles; and their appealing colors range from pale to dark gold (depending on the pollen, which varies in intensity according to season). To learn more, visit this article from another Care2 contributor about the benefits of beeswax.
For ideas on where to buy beeswax candles, here are some of our favorites.
Above: Beeswax Taper Candles from Brook Farm General Store; $10 per pair.
Above: Beeswax Tea Lights from Brook Farm General Store; $10 for six.
Above: English Beeswax Candles from Toast; prices range from £5.95 to £15.50.
For more ideas on nontraditional candles, see Remodelista’s post, Accessories: Pillar Candle Alternatives.