Thursday, August 27, 2009
Pheylonian Pure Beeswax Drip Candles
Burning paraffin wax candles releases carcinogens into the air. Breathing carcinogens can cause cancer. Even though the carcinogen levels in paraffin smoke are quite low, it's probably best not to breathe too many of those fumes.
But if you can't fire up the old candle, how are you supposed to meditate, dawg? Not sure? Well bust out your Grandmaster Flash LP, because it's time to meditate old school.
People have been using beeswax candles for hundreds of years. As it turns out, paraffin is an industrial byproduct, and didn't even exist 150 years ago. Back then, people made their candles out of other forms of wax.
For meditation, beeswax is a great choice for candle wax. The subtle earthy aroma instills a feeling of oneness with the Earth in the meditator. As far as beeswax candles go, you could do worse than a Pheylonian Pure Beeswax Drip Candle which, when properly managed, can burn for over 100 hours. Put that in your meditation session and smoke it.