3 Reasons to Choose Natural Candles for Your Home
There’s something mesmerising about a candle in the home. The flickering light brings a feeling of calm over all who see it. The rich and potent smells emitted flush into our senses, allowing us to feel all kinds of emotions. We light them to celebrate birthdays, anniversaries and holidays. We choose them within our night-time rituals to help lull our bodies and minds into a deep sleep. And, here at YR Studio, we craft them with love using the finest ingredients. To create the products we offer, we have delved into the research to discover how we can bring you the most sustainable, eco-friendly and natural products. This is why we’ve become so passionate about natural candles. In today’s blog, we’ll look at 3 reasons why we think you should fall in love with these charming aromatherapy pieces.
- They Don’t Contain Harmful Chemicals
Paraffin wax is derived from petroleum. As such, when it burns, it knowingly releases a number of toxins into the air. Some of these are classed as carcinogens (benzene and toluene), meaning that they have the ability to promote cancer cell growth in the body. For those suffering from asthma and other respiratory diseases, this can trigger attacks and accelerate poor health as a result. Soy wax is derived from the soybean - a natural vegetable. As such, burning a soy candle releases significantly less soot or toxic chemicals into the atmosphere making them a better option for the environment.
- They Have a Lower Melting Point
Soy wax is made of hydrogenated soybean oil. It has a very low melting point of around 48°C, meaning it can burn up to 50% slower than a paraffin alternative. The rate of burning depends on several factors including how long the wick is and whether the wax is left to overheat. However, with the right candle care, you could enjoy your chosen scent for much longer while preventing tunnelling. This also means that soy candles can burn easier in colder environments and there is a reduced risk of burns, should the candle be knocked over.
- They Are Fully Biodegradable
Soy wax is an entirely natural ingredient and is, therefore, biodegradable. This makes it easy to clean up, should you spill any wax during burning. The glass bottles that we use here at YR Studio can be washed out and re-used once your candle has reached the end of its lifespan.
Natural candles allow you to take charge of your impact on the environment while still benefiting from the rich, aromatherapy scents that merge with your yoga practice or relaxation methods. Our own 100% natural soybean candles can be discovered on our website.