Our 100% pure Beeswax candles burn 3 times longer than paraffin candles without smoking or dripping if burned in a draft free environment. Unlike beeswax, paraffin candle wax is derived from coal, oil shale or petroleum. Many of the candles you see in the marketplace use paraffin as their base ingredient. Burning a paraffin candle release toxins into the air which could cause health issues when breathed in. Pure beeswax candles clean the air by emitting negative ions, which help to eliminate dust, odors and pollens in the air. We do not use Fragrance Oils or dyes which are used in some paraffin candles and when breathed in, can cause allergic reactions. Our Beeswax Candles give off a slight but pleasant honey smell and have the brightest light of any other candle of similar size. We also use 100% cotton wicks unlike some paraffin candles that are brought in from overseas and can have lead in the wicks. We consider beeswax to be nature's all natural air purifier.