Candles are perfect for every season, but when spring is on the horizon, you’ll want to turn to lighter, fresh fragrances to keep your spaces bright with the essence of greens, ocean air, and citrus.
Look for 100% soy candles, which are available in many shapes, sizes, and scents, instead of soy-blend or conventional candles made with petroleum-based paraffin wax, synthetic dyes, and artificial fragrances. All-soy candles are 100% vegetable-based, all-natural, clean-burning, biodegradable, and non-toxic. Their heady yet subtle scents usually derive from essential oils, which are tried-and-true aromatherapy sources.
Soy candle wax is water-soluble, which makes for easy cleanup of spills. In addition, soy candles burn some 50% longer than paraffin candles, produce 98% less soot, and are devoid of indoor pollutants and allergens. Even better, some soy candles come in recycled glass containers, and some are packaged with recycled paper printed with soy inks.
We’re especially fond of Firefly Candles, hand-poured soy candles that come in lovely reusable containers. We’re especially fond of the new Keepsake Collection, inspired by anything kept or given to be saved as a token of friendship or affection. The Keepsake vessel makes for a great ceramic canister after your candle finishes burning. And, these candles burn all the way down!
When you choose eco-friendly products like these, for yourself or as a gift, you’ll be doing something good for the planet and for your home’s environment, indoor and out.