| Pure Beeswax Candles - the Environment and your Health
Pure Beeswax Candles fill a space with the light of the sun, as a gift from the bees. A pure beeswax candle emits its own natural fragrance and carries a beauty that requires no enhancement.
When burnt with a pure cotton wick, no harmful fumes are emitted and you can ensure the pure light and pure health.
Bees along with their Beeswax are held in the environment by a delicate balance. They play an essential part in our food supply, happily pollinating our crops as they collect their valuble food supply. The pollen they collect is taken back to the hive and stored as honey to feed and sustain life in the hive. To support the balance between bees as pollinators, honey as a human food source and beeswax as a valuable resource, careful management of our hives and bees is required.
Dipam is an ethical, environmental and socially responsible company who make our high quality 100% beeswax candles. As part of their reverence for the bees and responsibility for the environment, they ensure the beeswax they collect is in keeping with the balance of the hive.
Dipam make every effort to use materials that are renewable, sustainably produced and environmentally-friendly. A small organization, Dipam partners with and provides meaningful work for long-term unemployed and people with disabilities.
Enjoy pure light and pure health when you burn ethical and enviromentally friendly 100% Pure Beeswax Candles chosen from an ethical, enviromental and socially aware company.
| Alternatives to Pure Beeswax Candles - conscious considerations
There are a growing number of alternatives now available as you search for the beauty and simplicity of a glowing candle.
As more and more alternatives become available, we are challenged as consumers to bring consciousness to our choices. As you select the candles you burn, you may like to bring your awareness to the following:
- The fumes emitted with you burn paraffin can be toxic. Paraffin is a petroleum byproduct and the fumes emitted are similar to that of burning petrol. In small spaces, or when burnt over an extended period in a closed space or on a daily basis consider the levels of exposure to these toxins.
- Many candles are pure paraffin, while others are paraffin blends. There are a number of candles sold as 'Beeswax Blend', that carry the beeswax colour, and are a blend of paraffin and beeswax. The harder the candle, the higher percentage of paraffin it contains.
- Perfumes and colours added to candles emit toxic fumes. Many will give headaches to sensitive children and some may also affect mood and behaviour.
- Essential oils, while considered more natural than many perfumes, are medicinal and therapeutic. This means they carry an effect - is this effect you want all the people in a closed space to be exposed to? Is it therapeutic to all breathing it in, or will it have an adverse reaction in some people. Many constituents of essential oils are considered toxic and will cause an adverse reaction in susceptable people.
- A wick can also emit toxins and some even contain lead. If you are looking for a pure, healthy candle, choose one with a pure cotton wick.
- Soya wax has become a popular alternative in recent years. Unless labelled differently, assume the Soya you are using is Genetically Modified. GE products pose questionable effects on our health, our food chain, the environment and the communities that rely on the food cycle as their livelihood. GE Soya crops and the oil they produce is one of the leading causes of deforestation in South America. If you choose to buy Soy Candles, check the source and purity of the wax used and buy unscented and uncoloured candles only. Australian made candles or Australian grown Soya does little to guarantee the source of the seed.