Our latest obsession: beeswax candles. We're loving the sweet honey fragrance given off by the candles, and although they are a bit pricier than conventional candles, they have some advantages. Among their virtues: beeswax candles emit negative ions that help purify the air (unlike paraffin candles, which give off soot); they typically burn longer than paraffin candles; and their appealing colors range from pale to dark gold (depending on the pollen, which varies in intensity according to season). To learn more about the benefits of beeswax, go to Care2.
Above: Beeswax Tea Lights from Brook Farm General Store; $10 for six.
Above: Beeswax Taper Candles from Brook Farm General Store; $10 per pair.
Above: English Beeswax Candles from Toast; prices range from £5.95 to £15.50.