The short answer is they really aren’t. It’s about perception!
In addition to supporting sustainable beekeeping, the consumption of beeswax candles is also good for the air we breathe. Unlike paraffin candles, which are made with a petroleum-based wax, beeswax candles have a completely clean non-toxic burn and have been said to produce negative ions when burning.
RARE & EXPENSIVE
Beeswax cost about 10 times more than paraffin. Paraffin make up the 95% of the worlds candle population - showing us how rare & special beeswax candles truly are.
On top of that, it takes a huge amount of energy for a bee to produce beeswax. For every 7-8 pounds of the honey bees produce, they will secrete just 1 pound of wax and they will do a lot of flying just to produce that honey! The beekeeper can only obtain a small amount of beeswax from each hive and so it is a valuable product.
Beeswax is created by bees, 100% natural & chemical free AND is the oldest candle known to man.
Did you know that it has been reported that a beeswax candle was found in one of the pyramids of Egypt? This just goes to show how ancient this wax is.
Beeswax candles are environmentally friendly and safe as they burn non-toxic! If you knew how toxic most paraffin candles were you would stop purchasing and burning them right away!
LONGER & BRIGHTER BURNS
Beeswax has the highest melting point of any wax meaning the candles burn for longer than paraffin. They are the tidier candle in that they don’t release any soot and they tend to drip less. They also emit a much more ambient light, making for a cosy atmosphere.
So yes, beeswax candles will be pricier than others but given what’s been discussed above it is well worth looking at the value as well as the cost.