If you are like me you love having candles around. I love them for their cozy smells and warm glows, especially on those chilly winter nights.
My New Favorite Candle
I recently detoxed all of my old candles (find out why below) and have found some really great options. One of my new favorites is Pure Plant Home. Pure Plant Home uses their own non-GMO coconut wax- no soy, palm, or paraffin wax. They also use pure essential oils, no synthetic anything! These candles are 100% plant based, vegan, and holistic.Their wicks are made of unbleached cotton. Packaging is recycled and printed with vegan inks.Win. Win. These candles smell great! They have so many different scents to choose from. I’m currently burning ‘Peace on Earth’ which is orange, cinnamon, and clove. Perfect for this time of year!
Find out more about their ingredients and each oil’s benefit here.
Why coconut wax?
Coconuts are renewable and sustainable since no trees are cut down when they are harvested. They are also not sprayed with pesticides and are a great carrier oil for essential oils.
I will be doing a roundup post in the very near future of my favorite healthy holiday gift ideas. This one is sure to be on there! I can’t wait to purchase these for friends, family, and more myself 😉 You should too! If you want to order head on over to their website. (I am not paid or sponsored, just a real and happy customer 🙂 )
Did you know that conventional candles contain so many chemicals that are really bad for our health. Most of the are made from paraffin wax. This wax creates benzene and toluene, which are carcinogens. These toxins are actually the same found in diesel fuel fumes. Many candles also have wicks that contain heavy metals like lead and are made with artificial scents and dyes. Many studies have been done to prove that these can be dangerous for our health. Check out this study for more information. You can also find more info from one of my favorite holistic bloggers Wellness Mama or here.
You don’t sit in your garage with your truck running for a good reason. Why burn these toxins in your home where you, your family, and children are inhaling them??
But we love the pleasant smells, warm glows, and cozy evenings those candles bring us so what to do next?! Opt for 100% beeswax or coconut wax candles with essential oil fragrance (Skip the soy wax). Both beeswax and coconut wax are good for you, even helping with allergies and each essential oil has its own added benefits. Choosing healthier candle options gives you a piece of mind that you are not only not putting harmful chemicals in your home, but also burning candles that are good for you and your family.