Why Not Paraffin?


Dangers of Paraffin Wax

What You May Not Know About Paraffin Wax


When Beeswax became scarce during World War 2, lanolin (from wool) and paraffin were developed for cosmetics and candles (still being used today because it is cheaper and more easily accessible than beeswax).

The Chemicals found in Paraffin Candle Wax are; benzene, ethanol, formaldehyde, toluene & acetone and the Toxins found are petroleum based color & fragnances.

The EPA (U.S. Envirnmental Protection Agency) performed a Testing and Air Chamber analysis on 30 candles and it showed the following compounds found; acetone, benzene, trichlorofluoromethane, carbon disulfide,butanone, trichloroethane, carbon tetrachloride carbon black (soot), trichlo-roethene, tetrachloroethene, tolulene, chlorobenzene, ethylbenzene, styrene,xylene, phenol, cresol, cyclopentene and lead!

OMG! Almost makes you want to LOL or COL just trying to pronounce these.  

The concerns are on the rise about the effects of soot in an indoor environment and The American Lung Association notes on its web site that if paraffin candles are used on a regular basis that they can create fine particle pollution.  This soot that leaves that residue on your belongings can be hard to remove.  Some proponents of vegetable-based candles suggest that continuing to burn petroleum based candles could create problems for the global environment.  Burning paraffin candles in small enclosures like the bathroom or if many are burned for long periods of time, they may create toxins in the air and that are harmful to breathe.  The soot from paraffin candles can contain carcinogens, neurotoxins and reproductive toxins.

Now we will show you want Beeswax Contains!

35% monoesters, 14% hydrocarbons, 14% diesters, 12% free acids, 8% hydroxy polyesters, 6% unidentified, 4% hydroxy monoesters, 3% triesters, 2% acid polyesters and 1% free alcohols


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