Fragranced candles are all the rage right now, and I always have been a huge fan. But did you know that paraffin wax releases toxic fumes when burnt? In 2009, a study by South Carolina State University found that burning paraffin wax candles give off harmful fumes (toluene and benzene) which is linked to asthma and lung cancer.
Choosing soy candles has can have it’s downsides too - soy for soy candles is generally commercially farmed using high intensity commercial farming practices with fertilizers, herbicides, pesticides and chemicals, and all from genetically modified GMO seeds)
Because of my love of candles and the beautiful fragrances they can release, I started to make my own. Using exclusively organic soy from select family run candle making suppliers, wicks that don’t contain lead, and dōTERRA pure therapy grade essential oils, my candles have a subtle scent throw, that does not lead to head-aches or compromises your environment in any way.
Originally I came to candle making because of my terrible crockery habit: I can rarely pass by a pretty vintage tea-cup without purchasing it, and frankly, the amount of cups in my household started to become ridiculous. So I turned a few select into tea-cup candles as gifts one Christmas. They where a huge success, but I needed to learn a lot before they truly started to throw scent and burn evenly.
I now produce a small range of sustainable and luxury candles, that you can purchase exclusively at Inclusive Trade, an online platform that is all about co-impact sourcing and provides sustainable products online from around the world. I love to work with them, and I am not getting paid to say that they are one of my favourite places to shop in the world!
Some of the luxurious scented candles I created are Lemongrass and Ginger, Peppermint and Grapefruit, and Tangerine and Basil - all of them with therapeutic benefits, all of them utterly gorgeous. Click on the link below if you would like to call one your own, or contact me if you would like me to create a bespoke candle just fo you.