Unlike soy, palm and paraffin wax, natural beeswax is used essentially in its native state. There is no bleaching or hydrogenating. Beeswax does not go rancid, has a very long shelf life and won’t melt or distort. Beeswax production does not require the sole use of large areas of agricultural land. instead it supports crop pollination for a healthy food supply around the world. Honey Candles do not have artificial additives to prevent fading. If this is a concern minimize direct sunlight and full spectrum ultraviolet lights.