Nothing warms the soul better than candles. They are romantic, comforting, and even create negative ions which we want (negative ions pull dust from the air giving it that fresh smell). Candles are made primarily out of 3 different waxes: paraffin, beeswax and soy. So what’s the difference, you say? Paraffin wax is a byproduct of petroleum refining and produces soot while burning. It is the most common candle wax and usually, unless otherwise stated, is what most of the candles on the market are made of.
Soy tends to be a softer wax and can be scented with essential oils. They are best kept in glass or tin containers.
Beeswax has been used for centuries and has a sweet fragrance that is present whether it is burning or not. There is no soot and thus no chemical pollutants in your home. They also come in different colors for decorating. I replaced my candles with natural beeswax candles. Beeswax candles are not aggravating to headache sufferers. These smell so nice, I rarely have to use my homemade room spray in rooms outside the bathroom or kitchen. Natural beeswax candles can be found online or in specialty stops, such as the one at the Reading Terminal Market in Philadelphia.