Three Reasons All Candles Are Not Created Equal
Are all candles created equal? Well, not really.
- It’s All in the Wax
Most candles sold today are made from paraffin waxes, but paraffin wax comes from petroleum, which isn’t renewable and isn’t clean burning.
Soy wax on the other hand is made with oils extracted from soybeans. It’s 100% renewable and one of the cleanest burning waxes out there.
- Hold the Additives Please
Lots of candles contain artificial coloring, bleached wicks, or additives to improve the texture of the wax when drying.
The best candles are clean burning, and therefore don’t contain anything that would wind up in the air you breathe.
- Natural vs. Artificial Fragrances
Sometimes you can just tell the difference in the air between real and artificial fragrances. It can make a huge difference in how you feel, like being in a plastic factory versus a fresh evergreen forest after a rainstorm.
Needless to say, synthetic fragrances aren’t the best choice if you want to improve the quality of the air in your home.
Essential Oils can be combined to create the very best, all natural artisan scents. Essential oils are extracted from bark, leaves and fruits using a process known as distillation.
Want a zesty citrus candle? Imagine a basket of fresh grapefruit and bergamot steamed and pressed into each candle. That’s what you get with Spark.