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Go Green with Eco Candles

Submitted by on Tuesday, 16 April 2013 Loading Add to favourites  One Comment

heaven-scent-organic-scented-candles-cotton-freshFor many of us, going green is a lifestyle. You’re conscientious about energy saving, reducing waste and recycling… but have you considered the harmful chemicals in the candles you use?

Most commercial candles are made with paraffin wax (petroleum and crude oil-based) and may even include lead in their wicks.

As paraffin is a non-renewable source, it adds to pollution via oil spills and other processes for extracting petroleum. Carcinogenic chemicals released when these candles are burned are both harmful to the environment but also your health and wellbeing.

Thankfully for scented candle fans, there are eco-friendly alternatives. So if you enjoy relaxing with the warm glow of soft candlelight, and captivating fragrances to soothe the soul, there is a solution! Ditch the cheap paraffin candles and switch to something cleaner and greener.

Try these Heaven Scent organic candles from ScentedCandleShop, produced using high quality natural palm wax that is kind to the environment and indeed from a sustainable source. Free from any petroleum based paraffin wax, additives and animal based ingredients, these candles are even made with recycled glass, as well as recycled paper and cardboard for the labels and packaging.

Benefits of Eco-Friendly Candles

Clean Burning– Organic wax candles are non-toxic and burn cleaner than paraffin. This means no petrol-carbon soot that can often result in blackened walls, ceilings and furniture. You may not notice it, but soot can contaminate ventilation in your home, as well as releasing toxic carcinogens into the air you breathe.

No Health Hazards – Burning organic candles will result in less toxic air; no health threats or lung irritation. It’s a little known fact that the chemicals in paraffin candles can cause people to experience irritation of the eyes and can even be the cause of headaches.

Longer Burning – Soy and palm wax candles burn slower and cooler than paraffin wax, resulting in a longer burning candle. Some can even last up to 50% longer than those made of paraffin.

Sustainable and Biodegradable – Vegetable based wax such as soy and palm wax are both 100% renewable and biodegradable. Palm wax is derived from coconuts, so no trees have to be harmed to make this wax. Soy wax is a processed form of soybean oil created after the soybeans are harvested, cleaned, cracked and extracted.

Easy to Clean– If you have an accidental wax-spill, you’ll find it’s very difficult to remove paraffin wax from furniture or textiles. Natural vegetable waxes are water-soluble; they clean up easily with just soap and water.

Better Quality Fragrance – Fragrances released soy and palm wax candles last longer and have a greater scent throw. Soybean oil has a lower melting point than paraffin, which also results in cooler burning, and ultimately faster scent-dispersion.

No Fragrancing Chemicals – Organic candles do not require chemicals to scent them. Many soy and palm wax scented candles are 100% natural, using essential oils for fragrancing.


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