Before you get romantic on Valentines Day and go lighting lots of candles... you might want to read this first. Majority of candles are made using paraffin wax, which is a petroleum based product. When cheap paraffin is being burned it releases carcinogens into the air, and are said to be as bad for you as emissions from burning diesel fuel. From what I've read, highly-refined paraffin isn't as bad, but still isn't completely safe.
But that's not even talking about the synthetic fragrances used. They are also petroleum based, which means you are more than likely getting double exposure. If you get headaches or sinus issues when around burning candles, this could be why. These emissions are the most harmful for pregnant women, children and pets. Though no indoor pollution is good for anyone.
There are some great alternative candles out there to help enhance the romantic mood and I'm happy to tell you about Soybeam Candles sold at KellyGreen-Way.com. Soybeam Candles only use organic or wildcrafted essential oils, free of genetically modified organism soy wax, and pure cotton wicks. Pure cotton wicks are important because some wicks contain metals which can have high levels of lead- even though they are banned in the US. Soy wax is non-toxic and petroleum free. It is also made from a renewable resource instead from a limited resource.
KellyGreen-Way.com carries 6 different blends of Soybeam Candles which come in a recycled glass jar. You can reuse the glass jar after the candle has burned and it would even make a great cup! Each candle burns for 50 hours and is 10 oz. I was sent the Lavender and Geranium candle and it reminds me of a fresh Spring morning. When I opened the recycled box that contained the candle, I was taken back by the strong aroma. I really loved the wildflower seeded paper that protected the top of the candle! The scent of the candle was more mild when burned. It still reminds me of a flower field in the Spring or a freshly cleaned house. Maybe it will inspire me to start Spring cleaning early this year!
KellyGreen-Way has hundreds of Eco-friendly items for all of your personal and home needs. You can find clothing for everyone, jewelry, personal products, kitchen items, bags, toys, reusable bottles, skin care, cleaning products, music, and so much more! There is also a wonderful Kelly's Kid Corner that helps you teach your children the basics of being more Eco-conscious through fun games.
The Giveaway: KellyGreen-Way.com would like to give 1 lucky winner a Soybeam Candle in the scent of their choice!Rules: You have until 11:59 p.m. EST February 27, 2010 to enter. The winner will be chosen by random.org and announced after they respond to the winning email. The winner has 48 hours to respond to the winning email, or a new winner will be chosen. You must leave your email address! This contest is open to the US and Canada
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