Paraffin wax -- what it is and why we DO NOT use it
Paraffin wax is one of the most common waxes used for candles and that's because it is very inexpensive due to the fact it is made from the residue of left over materials of the oil refining process. If that sounds gross, it's because it is. Burning that product in your home releases harmful and dangerous toxins. Paraffin wax contains toxins now known to be carcinogenic including benzene and toluene. Studies have found that exposure to these chemicals can cause headaches, fatigue, respiratory depression, birth defects, and kidney damage (just to name a few).
At Bee Bouquet we use a plant-based and clean burning coconut-soy wax blend. Coconuts and soy beans are turned into wax through a hydrogenation process which converts the soy and coconut oils to unsaturated fats to saturated fat which makes it solid. This plant-based wax is non toxic because it doesn't require any harmful additives. In addition to coconut-soy wax being a healthier and more sustainable wax, it is also slower burning and allows you to enjoy your Bee Bouquet candle much longer than the average paraffin wax candle.
All Bee Bouquet candles contain no phalates, parabens, carcinogens, reproductive toxins, or other hazardous chemicals that are so often found in candles. We always use natural blends of wax - like coconut and soy - and FSC certified wood wicks which make cleaner burning candles that are also better for our planet.