The Wild Olive only sells products that we use and believe are the best you can buy.
Northern Lights Beeswax Candles are all Australian Organic Beeswax candles and fit perfectly into this category. The candles are made from some of the finest organic beeswax in the world. They have the safest fume rating of any candlelight, are entirely produced in Australia and are the most sought after beeswax candles around the globe. The precious beeswax used is free from such things as chlorine, paraffin, paints or decorations, palm oil, soy oil, inks or any hazardous ingredient.
Beeswax is made by nature’s worker bees. No artificial scents or colours are required and it’s free from petroleum products and chemicals. Beeswax candles last up to three times longer than paraffin wax candles and twice as long as soy candles of the same size. Beeswax candles do not drip and are smokeless.
Paraffin wax on the other hand:
Paraffin oil (kerosene) and the solid form paraffin wax are petrochemical fuels. Starting as the black sludge rejected by the oil industry. This petroleum by-product is then bleached with 100% industrial strength bleach, creating toxic dioxins, changing the colour to its pleasant whiteness. Acrolyn, a known carcinogenic chemical, is then added to form the white sludge into solid white blocks. Once burned, paraffin releases additional carcinogenic toxins such as benzene and toluene into the air causing further issues particular in unventilated rooms. Paraffin blocks are then sold to companies who may add various other chemicals to texturise, artificial dyes for colour and/or synthetic fragrances to create those ‘great’ candle smells. Combine this altogether and you get a very toxic product.