Unveiling the Truth: Not All Candles Are Created Equal...

Unveiling the Truth: Not All Candles Are Created Equal...

At Husk and Honey, we love candles! From crafting them with care, to enjoying their warm glow in our own homes. We take pride in every candle we make, using the finest ingredients... but the truth is, not all candles are created equal!

Candles have long been cherished for their ability to create ambiance, evoke a sense of tranquility, and fill our spaces with delightful fragrances. However, not all candles are made the same. Many conventional candles on the market are crafted from paraffin wax, a petroleum byproduct that may pose health and environmental concerns. In recent years, alternative wax options like soy and coconut wax have gained popularity (we use a blend of soy and coconut in our candles), these waxes offer a safer and healthier candle-burning experience. In this blog post, we will delve into the reasons why soy and coconut wax candles are a better choice for your well-being and the environment + talk about the natural fragrance products we use to scent our candles! 

A Natural and Sustainable Alternative:

Soy wax and coconut wax are derived from renewable resources, making them an eco-friendly option. Soy wax is made from soybean oil, a renewable crop, while coconut wax is derived from the meat of coconuts. By choosing candles made from these waxes, you support sustainable agriculture and reduce your carbon footprint.

Clean Burning and Healthier Air Quality:

Conventional paraffin candles can release harmful chemicals and toxins into the air when burned. These chemicals, such as benzene and toluene, are known to be potential irritants and can negatively impact indoor air quality. In contrast, soy and coconut wax candles are cleaner-burning alternatives. They produce minimal soot and do not release harmful toxins, resulting in healthier indoor air for you and your loved ones.

Longer Burn Time:

Soy and coconut wax candles tend to have a longer burn time compared to paraffin candles. This means you can enjoy their soothing glow and captivating scents for a longer duration. This not only enhances your candle-burning experience but also provides better value for your investment.

Enhanced Fragrance Throw:

One of the distinctive features of soy and coconut wax candles is their exceptional fragrance throw. Due to their lower melting point, these waxes can hold a higher concentration of fragrance oils, resulting in a more robust and long-lasting scent. Whether you prefer delicate floral notes like our Mondays candle or well rounded sweet and vanilla filled aromas like our Solace candle, soy and coconut wax candles can beautifully infuse your space with captivating fragrances.

Easy Clean-up:

Accidental spills and drips are part of the candle-burning experience. However, cleaning up after soy and coconut wax candles is a breeze. Unlike paraffin wax, which can be challenging to remove from surfaces, soy and coconut wax can be easily cleaned with warm, soapy water. This is also great for if you want to reuse your candle vessel, as removing the left over wax is easy!

Natural Scents and Essential Oils:

When it comes to adding fragrance to a candle, there are so many divine scents to choose from - some, more naturally derived than others! Here at Husk and Honey we have opted for a range of essential oils and natural fragrance oils, which we then blend to create our signature scents. Essential oils are a volatile, aromatic oil produced by a plant and come as a singular ingredient eg. Lemon, Peppermint. Natural fragrance oils are different from essential oils. Natural Fragrance oils are made with plant-based ingredients such as essential oils, essential fraction oils and natural fragrance compounds - and are completely oil based.

When it comes to candles, not all choices are created equal.

The flickering glow of a candle should not compromise your health or the environment. Embrace the goodness of soy and coconut wax candles, scented with natural compounds... and light up your space with a clear conscience.

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