Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Pollen Arts - Wax Facts


Beeswax has been used since the beginning of 
civilization. It has been found in pharaoh’s tombs, 
amongst Viking shipwrecks and Roman ruins. 

When honey bees make their wax, it's actually an 
off-white color, and the beautiful golden hue and 
scent in beeswax candles comes from the honey, 
nectar and pollen which get mixed in during the 
harvest and processing, for a completely natural 
scent and color ...

Beeswax candles emit negative ions. This process 
binds dust, odor and allergen particles together in 
the air, making them too heavy to float around so
they fall to the ground where they can be easily 
swept up and never find their way into your lungs 
and sinuses. This makes beeswax the best burn for
anyone with asthma, allergies or sensitive sinuses.

Beeswax burns cleaner and longer than paraffin, 
soy or any other wax on the market. Paraffin is a 
byproduct of the crude oil industry and burning 
the wax emits toxins and carcinogens which have 
been known to cause cancer, birth defects, and 
diseases such as asthma.

Soy is a healthier alternative to paraffin, however
soy crops are often sprayed heavily with chemical
pesticides which end up in our soil and water. It’s
also one of the main causes of deforestation in the
amazon, wiping out millions of acres of rain forest.
If Mother Nature had a vote, she would most
definitely choose the wax of buzzing bees!

Beeswax production has a zero carbon footprint.
The only byproducts of the process are beautiful 
pollenated flowers and sweet golden honey.  If
you haven't heard about CCD (colony collapse
disorder), beekeepers have been hit hard by the
death of hundreds of millions of pollinating honey
bees.  By supporting beeswax, you're helping to
fund the ongoing efforts to find a solution to the 
vanishing of the bees and in time, the decline of
the flowering plants in the food chain which we
all love, as bees also pollinate 1/3 of all fruits and
vegetables.

----------------- thank you p&j !! ---------------------


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