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CLEAN YOUR AIR WITH 100% BEESWAX MELTS (WHAT IS WRONG WITH PARAFFIN WAX)
Who doesn't love a great smelling home? I know that for years I have enjoyed wax melts; however, I often suffer from headaches when melting them...I wonder why???
Eventually I started questioning what were those yummy smelling melts were made of? What was in the air, and what I was breathing in?
While there is no definitive answer to this question, due to the rights the companies have to not disclose the ingredients they put in their products, the general consensus is that they're most likely made of paraffin wax.
WHAT IS WRONG WITH PARAFFIN WAX?
Paraffin wax is a petroleum by-product. It is created during the process of refining crude oil into gasoline. When it is heated, it releases the toxins acetaldehyde, formaldehyde, toluene, benzene and acrolein into the air, all of which increase your risk for cancer. Burning several paraffin wax candles at a time actually exceeds the Environmental Protection Agency's standards for indoor pollution.
WHAT IS A HEALTHY ALTERNATIVE?
There is an alternative available that not only isn't harmful to your health, but actually Improves it! Beeswax. Beeswax emits negative ions when heated and purifies the air. It helps people with asthma, allergies and hay fever by removing contaminants from the air.
Beeswax also has its own warm, honey-like fragrance. You can add beneficial natural fragrances to beeswax melts with essential oils.