Let’s Talk Witch – Does it matter what type of candles you use?

Let’s Talk Witch – Does it matter what type of candles you use?

Light the way to a cleaner future with soot free soy candles, healthy alternatives to paraffin candles. Soy candles come from a vegetable (soy beans), are non-toxic, do not produce soot, are 100% biodegradable, burn 50% longer, and burn at a lower temperature than paraffin.

A byproduct in the petroleum refining chain, paraffin emits high levels of toxic chemicals that include lead benzene (the same as from your car tail pipe) and acetone, both known to be carcinogenic. Paraffin candles pollute indoor air and lungs, as does the lead present in the wick of many imported candles.

Burning paraffin candles have been identified as causing more damage than inhaling second hand smoke. And as for using paraffin candles in aromatherapy – how can you call inhaling toxic waste good therapy?

Another problem with soot is cleaning it off your walls, carpet, couch, and appliances, which can become impossible. The electrically charged bond is too strong for household cleaners to break. Many times you have little choice but to replace the soiled surfaces or buy new items.

One homeowner in Texas faced nearly $200,000 in damages and replacement costs because of candle soot. The soot particles infested her heating and cooling ductwork, which had to be replaced. Much of her furniture was covered by candle soot.

Soy candles burn clean with no toxins or soot. The fact that they burn longer is an added bonus! Look for soy candles today and rest assured that you are burning a HEALTHY aromatherapy candle.

Daily Aromatherapy – Scented Beeswax Heart

Daily Aromatherapy – Scented Beeswax Heart

 

Scent a room with this decorative accent. Use a cookie cutter to cut a heart shape from a sheet of natural beeswax. Wrap the heart in cheesecloth and infuse it with a few drops of Rose Otto. Place the wrapped heart in a plastic bag for a week. Remove and discard the cloth and glue a ribbon hanger to the back of the heart. You can even decorate it with dried flowers and a bow. Hang it in the kitchen or
even the bath!!
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Brought to you by AromaThyme.com –  http://www.aromathyme.com

Soy Candles – the Healthy Aromatherapy Choice

Soy Candles – the Healthy Aromatherapy Choice

By Gaines Bishop of EcoLight Candles

 

Light the way to a cleaner future with soot free soy candles, healthy alternatives to paraffin candles. Soy candles come from a vegetable (soy beans), are non-toxic, do not produce soot, are 100% biodegradable, burn 50% longer, and burn at a lower temperature than paraffin.

A byproduct in the petroleum refining chain, paraffin emits high levels of toxic chemicals that include lead benzene (the same as from your car tail pipe) and acetone, both known to be carcinogenic. Paraffin candles pollute indoor air and lungs, as does the lead present in the wick of many imported candles.

Burning paraffin candles have been identified as causing more damage than inhaling second hand smoke. And as for using paraffin candles in aromatherapy – how can you call inhaling toxic waste good therapy?

Another problem with soot is cleaning it off your walls, carpet, couch, and appliances, which can become impossible. The electrically charged bond is too strong for household cleaners to break. Many times you have little choice but to replace the soiled surfaces or buy new items.

One homeowner in Texas faced nearly $200,000 in damages and replacement costs because of candle soot. The soot particles infested her heating and cooling ductwork, which had to be replaced. Much of her furniture was covered by candle soot.

Soy candles burn clean with no toxins or soot. The fact that they burn longer is an added bonus! Look for soy candles today and rest assured that you are burning a HEALTHY aromatherapy candle.

Honor Loved Ones: Make a Memory Candle

Adapted from By Candlelight, by Diana Rosen (Storey Books, 2002).

If you want to remember a departed human or animal loved one, the simple act of making a Memory Candle can bring great relief and healing. You can also do this to celebrate someone living, or to mark an important event like a graduation. Either way, the Memory Candle is a beautiful way to honor someone important to you.

1. Decide who you would like to honor in this way: it could be a deceased relative, friend, or companion animal, or someone with whom you have lost contact but still want to remember.

2. Choose a clear glass candle holder-a water tumbler or glass works well.

3. Find a photograph of the person you wish to honor in this way and make a photocopy of it, enlarging or reducing it to fit the height of the candle holder. If you don’t have a photo, you could do a simple drawing or make a photocopy of a memento you associate with that person or animal.

4. Wrap the photocopy around the glass and tape it securely. Place a nontoxic beeswax or soy wax candle in the glass. Place the Memory Candle in a special safe place and light the candle.

4. The soft glow of the candlelight will illuminate the photograph in a very beautiful and special way.

5. You can also pay homage to the living by naming this an “Honor Candle” and using a photograph to celebrate a graduation, marriage, birthday, retirement, anniversary, or other accomplishment of note.