Oct 16, 2012

ditch the paraffin... better wax candles

I love having candles in my house - they are great for creating ambience and warmth at dinner parties, and soft light when soaking in the bath after a long day. But did you know that most candles are made of paraffin, derived from petroleum, that actually release toxins & carcinogens, including toluene and benzene into the air?  
Luckily there are some better (and evidentially healthier) choices.


Bees Wax Candles

  • Are made from bees wax (of course!) -  a natural, biodegradable and renewable resource
  • Have a soft, natural honey / blossom fragrance. Just as the flavour of honey depends on which trees & flowers the bees visit, so too does the bees wax.  
  • Are naturally non-toxic and non-carcinogenic - no nasties!
  • Are long burning, due to a high melting point (in comparison to paraffin). 
  • Are said to produce negative ions when burning, which purify the air - perfect when the house seems stuffy. Negative ions are also a natural mood lifter - just think about how invigorated you feel when you breathe in the neagative ions when standing at the foot of a waterfall, or breathing in salt air at the beach.
  • Helps the bees! Supports the bee keeping industry - unfortunately a declining industry in Australia. 

Soy Candles

  • Are made from soybeans - a natural, biodegradable and renewable resource.
  • Can be made in a multitude of fragrances to suit your tastes. We only choose those fragranced with pure essential oils - such as Loft Co.
  • Are naturally non-toxic and non-carcinogenic, with no petro-carbon soot that can blacken walls as happens with paraffin wax.
  • Are long burning, due to a high melting point (in comparison to paraffin).
  • Can be combined with other waxes - so insist on high quality Soy Wax to ensure that you are getting the healthiest option.
Bees wax candles are fantastic for dinner parties as their natural fragrance does not interfere with your smell and taste senses. Your sense of smell helps you taste your food - and thus there is nothing worse than having overpowering fragrances ruin the flavour of that complicated dish you slaved over all evening!

Choose soy candles in fragrances that inspire you - french pear, mandarin blossom, vanilla... Fragrances  are powerful in lifting our mood and invigorating us. Use them to your advantage!

Elena x
PS - All our candles are hand crafted / hand poured by wonderful, local Australian makers.

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