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For the Love of Beeswax Candles

Posted by Crystel Curley on Thu, Dec 24, 2015 @ 08:30 AM

Beeswax_Candles-1-RGB.jpgI like to burn candles any time of year. I light a candle with intention to boost my own mood, to spiritually send out positive vibes to those in need, to remember loved ones who have passed. I enjoy beeswax candles for they are beautiful, smell like honey, give off a warm light and produce negative ions. In this case negative is a positive thing!   

There are ions floating in the air all around us and they are either positively or negatively charged. Unfortunately, we live in a time where our air is mainly charged with positive ions, due to pollution and population. An overabundance of positive ions can cause depression, lethargy, and general health problems. Beeswax_Candles_2-RGB-1.jpgResearch has shown that by increasing negative ions in the air can up serotonin levels, reduce stress, increase the flow of oxygen to the brain, and help metabolize vitamin intake. Negative ions also reduce dust and airborne allergens by attaching to positively charged ions holding such contaminants... Consider the negative ions “the better way to vacuum up the dust bunnies!”

See how upping the negative ions is a positive thing? Burning beeswax candles and burning smudge sticks – sage, mugwort or cedar can produce negative ions. Luckily, a few things in nature also increase negative ions - waterfalls, thunderstorms, the ocean’s surf, mountain air.

So, bust some winter blues - start planning that vacation near coastal waterfalls during a thunderstorm – OR – just burn some beeswax candles!

Tags: Candles, Beeswax, Negative Ions