There’s something about burning a scented candle that completely transforms the space around you. A certain smell can pull on nostalgic memories, aid relaxation and are the perfect addition to any space from home to the office.
While waiting to pick up prescriptions at Warrawong Health Pharmacy, I always love admiring the stores high quality homewares section. This morning I noticed an unfamiliar selection of soy candles called blackMILK.
Shortly after leaving the store, I got curious as to how soy candles were any different than your regular paraffin candles and what I found out was in fact, quite remarkable!
Here are five top reasons I found reinforcing why Soy Candles are so great:
1. Soy candles are natural and not made from petroleum products
As you well know, petroleum is a non-renewable resource, which is being depleted at an ever-increasing pace. As the world’s population increases, so does its energy needs. Petroleum is the world’s primary fuel source, and as such it has reached an all-time high in demand.
Soy candles, being made from natural ingredients, are not dependant on this supply of petroleum and are a product of a totally renewable resource.
2. When you burn paraffin candles, harmful toxins are being released into the air
These toxins are sometimes carcinogenic in nature, which is something a lot of people fail to recognize. Natural soy candles burn much cleaner than other candles, and do not contain carcinogens, or any other toxins which are a trademark of petroleum based candles.
3. Natural soy candles actually stimulate our economy…
Without any harmful side effects to the environment. The soy products used to make soy candles are almost all domestically grown, so it helps to keeps jobs at home.
4. They last longer and smell better
The scent from soy candles is much stronger and more pleasant than the scent from paraffin wax candles. Because of the lower melting point of soy wax, there is a larger amount of the liquid wax pool around the candle wick itself. It is from this liquid wax pool and the wick itself that the essential oils evaporate into the atmosphere. They also burn 50% longer than regular candles!
5. No mess, no fuss!
How many times have your candles burned, leaving a mess of wax to clean up? Some candles, especially those made with petroleum, can leave a horrid mess, which is difficult to clean – and they can leave oil stains, too. Soy candles clean up easily with just soap and water!
So, that’s it folks, buying natural soy candles makes perfect sense.
When you consider all of the positive attributes they possess. You won’t be giving up anything when you make the choice to use soy candles, as they come in all of the fragrances you’re accustomed to and they’re much better for you and the environment.
My new favourite scent is the Lime Coconut from blackMILK, valued at $19.99. They come in a great variety of yummy smells and burn clean and easy.
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