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July 28, 2020
Does your perfect night in include a book, glass of wine and a beautiful candle? Ours too! We always want to be conscious of our health and the environment, which is why we chose to create soy-based candles. CLARRI HILL candles are handcrafted with a proprietary soy-based wax blend, a 100% cotton lead-free wick and they are non-toxic. The most common wax that candles are made from is called paraffin. Paraffin is harmful to you and the environment. It’s made from the residue leftover from oil refining. The soot from paraffin candles has many different toxic chemicals. Paraffin wax also comes from a non-renewable resource, which is why it’s much harder on the environment.
Here are the reasons why you should switch over to soy candles:
I know what you’re thinking! Why would I buy a soy candle that is so much more expensive when I could spend $10 a candle twice the size? Soy candles seem to be more expensive, but they have a much longer burn time. On average, they burn 35% - 50% longer than paraffin wax, giving you much better value for money. They also tend to burn more evenly than paraffin, resulting in more candle available to burn.
Soy wax is a clean-burning candle, which means that soy doesn’t leave behind soot like paraffin wax candles do! Soy burns produces as much as 90% less soot, reducing the amount of indoor air pollution. It also doesn't release toxins, carcinogens or pollutants, which means it’s less likely to trigger allergies. The air will be cleaner and safer for everyone. If you notice that your soy candles are producing some soot, an easy way to reduce it even further is by trimming the wick. You should be trimming your wick to ¼ inch each time before you light it. It will keep your candle from creating soot, mushrooming and providing a better burn.
Other than the heavenly scents, how could a candle be good for my home? Well, the emissions and shoot from paraffin candles tend to build up on walls. This ends up staining the paint in your home (gross). They also build up in fabrics and in carpets, which affects the air quality in your home. Soy wax is also biodegradable!
Soy wax is a carbon-neutral product, meaning you can enjoy your candle knowing it hasn't had a negative impact on the environment. Also, soy washes away with warm soapy water making it easy to repurpose your candle glass once the candle is done. We use ours for drinking glasses, bathroom organizers and jewellery holders!
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