Beeswax Candles-are made without the use of paraffin wax which is a by-product of the petroleum refining process and releases dangerous toxins into the air. When beeswax candles burn they release negative ions into the air. Pollen, dust, dirt, pollutants and other particles in the air contain positive ions. These contaminants then cling to the negative ions of the beeswax neutralizing it. Many people with allergies and asthma have shown positive results from burning 100% pure beeswax candles in their homes.