3.12.13

Natural Soy Wax Candles



Bloggers love candles but every time I see someone mention Yankee Candles my heart sinks. I believe that mainstream candles are laced with toxins. There are claims that paraffin wax soot releases carcinogenic fumes. If you suffer from respiratory problems like asthma you may be better off steering clear of these types of candles. Also synthetic fragrances are known irritants and may trigger allergies.

Healthier choices for candles are those which are 100% beeswax or soy based and fragrance with essential oils. It is easier than you think to find eco-friendly alternatives and I have compiled a list of personal favourites, recommendations and a couple that popped up in a Google search. I have deliberately left out Neom, opting for lesser known companies

Zing Organics - one which I have reviewed click here

Boujies London - another which I own and have reviewed click here

Munio Candela - can be purchased in UK via mypure.co.uk 

Nellie's Patch - this company caught my eye via Google

Celtic Herbal - I mention these candles when I reviewed the website Adore Naturals

Heartwood Candles - a recommendation by Hephzibah‏ from Good For Me, Good For You

The Indigo Chick - a recommendation by Annie from Hello Purple Clouds

M&J London - recommended by Carmen @redbuttongirl

IW Natural Candles Co - a recommendation from @BotanicPurity

Honest - I had the pleasure of giving these a good sniff when I visited Samsara


If you have a favourite brand to add to this list, please leave your recommendation in the comment section below :-)

Sarah x


14 comments:

  1. This is great! It's on my list of 'to blog about' too, love candles! X

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    1. I look forward to reading your blog post

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  2. Ooh I didn't know this. I will have to look into the brands you've mentioned and find myself a new favourite. My dad suffers really badly from asthma so I cannot light candles when he is in the house. Maybe because the one's I currently use are full of chemicals :(
    I've got a Bomb Cosmetic candle in my giveaway at the moment. Unfortunatly all I know is that it is vegan so not made with bees wax. I actually have no idea what it is made from but I don't think it's soy either. Hmm.

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    1. Bomb Cosmetics are a bit like Lush, look natural but have some hidden ingredients I prefer to avoid. You can still be sensitive to essential oils but it may be possible your Dad would tolerate a natural candle, I certainly do better with natural fragrances :)

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  3. I absolutely adore soy wax candles! I used to have a drawer full of Yankee Candles until recently and now I'm a soy candle convert. Heartwood Candles are just beautiful!!

    Gem x
    http://www.gemmameansjewel.com

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    1. I'm hearing a lot of love for Heartwood so I must give that one a try myself :)

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  4. I have a Heartwood Candle they're so lovely! Thanks for the heads up on all the other lesser known brands. I've not heard of most of them so will definitely be checking them out :) x

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    1. Glad you have found this useful & I look forward to seeing what you may try next ;-)

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  5. So glad you posted this - people need reminded not to fall for cheaply made candles full of toxins - especially during his time of year when they are all over the place tempting you to buy them.

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    1. so very true it seems every store/brand has a Christmas candle these days :-)

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  6. Oh lala, that sounds a fab idea to help relaxing and unwind in the evening... x

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  7. I've wanted to try M&J London candles for so long, sadly though they are out of my price range :( Another I tried recently (and loved) was http://www.wild-olive.co.uk/ . When I tried the Apple & Cinnamon one it was all I could smell when I walked into my flat for a week. Lovely :)

    Mayah x

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    1. I tried to pick candles across a wide range of budgets, I'm certainly not willing to spend a large amount on something you burn. Wild Olive sounds nice, I adore cinnamon so I will have to check them out :-)

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  8. nice choices! I've used a few of these :) x

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