Pure Cappings Beeswax costs only pennies an hour to burn. On average, our candles cost between 7 to 20 cents per hour to use. This is due to the efficient, slow burn of beeswax and also because our candles are completely consumed and burn all the way to the bottom. Any small amount of wax remaining can be recycled into your next candle. For more in-depth info please check, The Science of a Pheylonian Beeswax Candle.
On the other hand, paraffin averages out to about a buck‘n a quarter an hour. This is because paraffin is a fast burning, low temperature fuel. But the main reason paraffin is cost-inefficient is because many paraffin candles burn a tunnel right down the middle till the wick finally drowns itself out, or the wick literally burns away necessitating pouring out the wax and eventually cutting down the sides. Often times you end up throwing out a half to two-thirds of your ‘cheaper’ candle.
Depending on the candle you burn, you can practice the Pheylonian Art of ‘Topping Up’. All of our votive candles and the 3" plus diameter pillars and orbs are easily topped up by adding leftover wax from previous candles to the liquid pool as the candle burns down. ‘Topping Up’ with Leftover Beeswax
Cost has many definitions
Environmental Cost ~ If you consider the cost on the environment of petroleum production compared to the completely non-polluting process of harvesting honey and beeswax, then beeswax is even more inexpensive in the long and short run. Beeswax is simply created from the pure and abundant Natural Nectars of Mother Nature's Flowers. And on top of all that, beeswax is non-toxic, naturally aromatic, and completely healthful while producing the most conducive and balanced negative ion known to benefit humanity. Please see The Positive Side to Negative Ions.
Health and Clean Home Cost:~ Last, but certainly not least, is the indirect cost we suffer onto ourselves when you use a fuel like paraffin which emits a black soot that coats your walls, household furnishings and curtains, not to mention your lungs and skin. It is a proven fact that paraffin, with its associated synthetic scents and other additives, causes headaches, allergic reactions and difficulties with sinuses and lungs.
Original Pheylonian candles burn with no smoke (providing the wick is properly trimmed) and actually cleans the air in your home each time you use them.