Posted by Deborah Ward on February 4th, 2014 in Air Fresheners, all natural, beeswax, candle fragrance oils, candle making, candle making questions, candle making supplies, candle supplies, candle wax, candles, cleansing, homemade candles, make candles, Natures Garden | Comments Off
Many people burn candles as a way of relaxing with a soft light, or too add subtle scenting to the air, or as a means of setting the mood. But, burning a beeswax candle may actually do more than this.
Let’s get a little scientific
The air that surrounds us is positively charged. In fact, many of the items in our own homes emit a plethora of additional positively charged ions; jam packing our already filled surroundings with more and more positively charged ions. But, all of these positively charged ions are not good for us. Recalling any lightning storm you have experienced, you will better understand this explanation. Generally, after one of these storms, people feel stimulated, rejuvenated, and replenished. The reason for this is that electrical storms produce a superabundance of negative ions that actually balance out the positive ions that dominate our surroundings. This is why some of the most relaxing and renewed places for our bodies are be by waterfalls, beaches, forests, and mountain scenes. These types of landscapes provide extra negative ions in the air that restore a natural balance of the charged ions. Not only can you smell the difference in the air, but you can also feel it in your body too.
Positive Ions in our Homes
Many of the pollutants floating in the air of our homes like pollen, dirt, and dust all have a positive charge. They get this charge from the static electricity that occurs in our home from daily routines. Introducing negative ions into the air; combats these allergens. It has actually been scientifically proven to reduce many allergic issues like hay fever and asthma. Negative ions can even help you sleep better too. Harmonizing the ions in your surrounding can help make you feel healthier and actually distress you. Releasing additional negative ions can help with depression (SAD), headaches, and can even help you stay focused. Negatively charged ions work to make you healthier too. Negative ions can help to boost your body’s immunity as well as help to build a resistance to many illnesses. Your body’s metabolism also benefits from negative ions making it more efficient.
Introduction of Negative Ions to our Homes
Beeswax can be considered an air purifier. Beeswax candles are the only candles that emit negative ions into the air when lit. Since opposites attract; these negative ions attach themselves to the positive ones. This therefore balances the charge. Once the ions are bound together, the charge is now neutralized, and the molecule is complete. The heavier mass causes these ions to fall to the ground, and they are no longer suspended in the air as contaminants. This process of stabilizing, removes the ions, and cleans the air we breathe. The negative ions emitted by beeswax candles can even clean the air to eliminate smells like second hand smoke and many common household odors. Beeswax candles can be scented and colored just like other candle waxes. Beeswax candles produce very little soot and burn very slowly. These candles will provide your home with hours of purer, crisper, and fresher quality air.
Attention: Natures Garden provides this information for educational purposes only. We do not intend for this information to be misconstrued as medical advice or for treatment of any ailments. If selling beeswax candles, refrain from making medical claims on your labels and/or advertising. Promoting this way could make your candles considered a “drug” by the FDA.
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