These Beeswax Votives are 100% pure, unscented and unbleached with a cotton wick. Beeswax is a naturally occurring product made by bees which does not require any chemical processing when being made into candles, making it safe for the human environment. They provide negative ions which purify the air and refresh the body. Beeswax candles have a high melting point allowing them to burn longer than regular candles. Because of this, beeswax candles give off a bright light which is said to resemble the light spectrum of the sun.