The beauty of beeswax candles (and surprise gifts in the mail!)
Before we kick off today’s post, I just want to say a massive thank you for all of the love you sent me through the computer yesterday. My family and I are overwhelmed by all of your kind words and support and we feel so grateful and blessed. I am constantly amazed by how many wonderful people I am able to connect with through this blog. It is the best gift ever. I will be answering all of your comments, emails and questions later on today, but at the moment I’m getting my food and juices ready to go and see the Dalai Lama!
Speaking of gifts …
There are few things I love more than getting gifts in the mail – especially when they come from lovely people I have never met in person before (hint, hint!*). Last week, one of my wonderful blog readers, Caroline Delore, sent me some organic beeswax candles that she makes. She made it clear that she wasn’t fishing for exposure on my site or anything, but I was so impressed by how yummy the candles are that I just had to share them with you.
I did a little research into Caroline’s candles and discovered that the de Lore organic beeswax candles are made out of a love and respect for bees, and a recognition of the vital role that bees play in our ecosystem. This was a big one for me. I have always been a fan of beeswax, but I make sure that the wax is sourced in a way that is kind to our endangered bee friends.
If we want to enjoy beeswax, it is our responsibility to be educated about the significance of the role bees play in maintaining the earth’s ecosystem, and to care for them through organic beekeeping, biodynamic farming and the creation of bee sanctuaries to counter the collapse of bee colonies all over the world from industrialised beekeeping practices.
A little bit about beeswax …
You know about the dangers of crappy paraffin wax candles, right? If not, check out this post I wrote about them. Swap your paraffin wax for organic beeswax. Beeswax candles are the most natural and environmentally friendly candles available. They are the only candles that purify the air while burning and that burn without emitting smoke. Beeswax has the highest melting point of any wax, meaning they will burn for way longer than regular candles.
Paraffin (which is derived from petrochemicals), other waxes such as soy and palm oil (which are both hydrogenated) and highly processed oils all emit nasty toxins and are hazardous to the environment and to human health. Beeswax candles are particularly great for your meditation space, office or bedroom. As beeswax candles burn, they produce negative ions, which remove dust and toxins from the air. Negative ions circulate oxygen and improve our mood, creating a calming atmosphere and purifying the air. I’m putting one of my new candles in my meditation room and one on my desk next to my computer. I need all the negative ions I can get there!
If you want to get your hands on some Delore beeswax candles, email Caroline direct at [email protected] or phone 0414 889 727.
Have you burnt beeswax before? How much do you love it? Did you know about the dangers of paraffin wax candles?
* I’m kidding. I don’t expect you to send me things in the mail. Unless it’s a teacup pig. That I cannot refuse!
Positive affirmation for the day: Today I accept people and situations just as they are. I don’t try to change anyone or force anything to be different to what it is. When I let go and just be, I allow the universe to show my what it has in store for me.
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