Beeswax candles burn longer and cleaner, and more efficiently than any other candle, with minimal smoke, and little or no wax dripping down the sides. for this reason, beeswax candles are the preferred candle for many uses, from emergency survival kits to church services. Beeswax is also biodegradable and environmentally friendly. Each of these candles is expected to last for 9 hours. This set of 4 votive 100% pure beeswax candles also makes a perfect gift any time of year.