How to Make Beeswax Candles & Why You Should Part 4/4

How to make beeswax candles & How to use them for clearing toxins:

To learn about all the toxins in regular candles see my blog here

(Links below for air purifying beeswax candles)

 

100% beeswax candles are all natural, have a natural honey scent, burn longer and they actually help to filter the air of toxins by emitting negative ions, which clean the air.

And just so you understand the difference, Positively charged ions can hold dust, pollen, toxic residues, viruses, bacteria and germs. Even odors such as food smells from cooking, or pets, and mold and mildew

Negative ions weigh down the positive ions and bring all this stuff to the ground improving the air quality.

Ingredients: (click photos for links)

- 1 lb of beeswax
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- ½ cup of coconut oil – this helps to prevent tunneling where you lose the wick in the wax.

how to make beeswax candles
how to make beeswax candles

- Wicks – you want to get beeswax dipped wicks, hemp or cotton.
Wicks - http://amzn.to/2wZbqNK

Recipe for beeswax candles:

- Start by using a double boiler, if you don’t have one of these you an use a mason jar but I like this one because it has the pour spout.

- Then add the coconut oil.

- You are going to take some of the melted oil and put it on the bottom and hold the wick there so that it sticks. The whole trick here is to get the wick to stay straight while the wax dries or solidifies.

- So you can use a couple of pencils, or pure it in layers if you don’t have enough and then bend it so it stays off to the side while it dries. Once it’s dry just cut the wick and you’re done.

- With the tea lights you cut the wick small first as that’s much easier then just pure it in and let them sit to dry at room temperature.

Don’t worry, any mistakes you can always re-melt and start again. And if you lose the wick from tunneling like this then just re-melt that in your next batch.

This is a great device to hold the wicks straight - http://amzn.to/2fAKQTK

4oz ball jars -

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When used properly, beeswax candles have been proven to effectively reduce asthma, allergies, and hay fever by drawing pollutants out of the air.

Let the candle burn for about 30 minutes to one hour – the idea is to burn one candle per 200 square feet of indoor air. The room should be draft free, because you’re trying to use the negative ions in the beeswax to weight down and positive ions.

Double boiler

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tealights –

While the candle is still burning, vacuum each room (preferably with a hypoallergenic HEPA filter) and clean the dust as well.

This will give you the full benefit because the negative charge doesn’t make the pollutants disappear, it just drops them to the floor, where they can regain a positive charge and move back into the air once you walk over them.

Now if you don’t want to make them be sure to get 100% beeswax as they can be called beeswax candles and still have paraffin wax in them so you want to avoid those.

Now check out part 2 in this series where I show other things that destroy the air quality like air fresheners, perfumes, cleaning products and more, and how to protect yourself from that as well.

How 100% Beeswax Candles Purify Indoor Air

Positive Ions – (The Bad Guys)
Positively charged ions hold onto everything from dust, pollen, toxic residues, viruses, bacteria and germs and float them around in the air you breathe. Even odors such as food smells from cooking, household pets, and mold and mildew all remain smelly because they are positively charged.
Indoor air tends to have a far higher concentration of positively charged ions than outdoor air. Positive charges are constantly being generated by static electricity through friction from walking across carpets or from dry recycled air being produced by indoor heating and cooling systems. Not to mention the positive charges generated by the flow of electricity from all of our appliances, computers, TVs, etc.

Negative Ions – (The Good Guys)
When it comes to fighting allergens, negative ions are the good guys. The scientific principle at work here is that the negative ions attract the positive ions. The two ions then bind together, creating one complete molecule. This complete molecule (with all the nasty allergens trapped inside) now has a heavier weight mass and a balanced charge.
So our positively charged floating toxin is now no longer suspended, because after bonding with the negative ion, it has changed its molecular state and is much heavier, so it simply falls out of the air. The result? An indoor living space that not only provides cleaner air for you and your loved ones to breathe, but is also more balanced and relaxing overall.

Health Benefits of Negative Ions in Your Environment
You cannot get away from ions – both positive and negative. They are everywhere. They act upon our capacity to absorb and utilize oxygen, and therefore cause powerful effects on our lives and well-being. The quality of ions in the air you breathe can and will affect your mood, your energy and your health.

Not only are negative ions a HUGE part of managing allergies and asthma, but they are essential for overall health and wellness. Air charged with negative ions is clean air that is pollution and allergen free. Once they reach our bloodstream, negative ions are believed to produce biochemical reactions that increase levels of the mood chemical serotonin, helping to alleviate depression, relieve stress, and boost our daytime energy. Negative ions actually FEEL good.

How To Use Beeswax Candles for Allergy Relief
Beeswax is the only fuel that produces negative ions. To get the negative ionic effect, it is vitally important that you make sure to only burn 100% pure beeswax candles. If there are any fillers or chemical additives, you are defeating the whole purpose of the candle!

When used properly, beeswax candles have been proven to effectively reduce asthma, allergies, and hay fever by drawing pollutants out of the air.

Beeswax candles also help your body resist allergens on a biological level. Here’s how:
The trachea (your windpipe) is the passage through which air travels into your lungs. Along the trachea are cilia, tiny organelles which keep airborne particles from passing into the lungs. If cilial activity is inhibited, as it is in positively charged environments, then more foreign particles are introduced into the lungs.
However if cilial activity is uninhibited, as it is in a negatively charged environment, then more contaminants are kept out of the lungs and what does get through, is easily discharged later via saliva and mucus. Research has proven that negative ion exposure increases cilial activity in the trachea of humans and animals, while positive ion exposure inhibits it.
Another study in asthmatic children found that exposure to positively ionized air brought on asthma attacks in response to exercise, while negatively ionized air greatly decreased the asthmatic response in these same children.

Other ways to clean the indoor air click here

If you don’t want to make them here are some 100% beeswax candles that I like:

– http://apitherapy.blogspot.com/2009/03/beeswax-candles-recommended-for-asthma.html

 

– http://domesticgeekgirl.com/health-home/beeswax-candles-natural-allergy-relief-air-purification/

 

– https://wellnessmama.com/22656/dont-use-scented-candles/

 

– http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/06/16/scented-candles-toxic-safer-options_n_7536410.html

 

– https://empoweredsustenance.com/beeswax-candles-and-allergies-an-effective-solution/