WHICH COMPONENTS SHOULD I LOOK FOR IN CLEAN BURNER PLUGS?Mart 20, 2021
Recently I was thinking about making my own candles, and during my research I learned what ingredient to look for in clean burning candles, so I thought that maybe you would like to know too.
Have you ever thought about the ingredients in clean burning candles? Have you ever thought about the ingredients in a candle?
I imagine most of us choose our candles based on how lovely they smell and look. At least that’s what I used to do.
I’ve always loved the look and smell of candles, but recently I received a candle from one Etsy shopping and she pointed out the clean burning ingredients in her candles.
So I’ve done my research and found a whole new world when it comes to non-toxic, clean-burning, plant-based candles. After reading and studying, I have a new mindset when it comes to buying or making my own candle.
Here’s what I’ve learned about what to look for when buying a safe candle.
INGREDIENTS IN CLEAN BURNING CANDLES
There are three things to keep in mind when shopping or making a candle.
Okay, let me explain a little more about each of these three ingredients to look for in clean burning candles.
100% PURE NATURAL BASE
What exactly do I mean by a pure natural base? Well, the wax at the bottom of all candles is made up of anything from paraffin to soy. When buying a candle, look for 100% pure wax like soy, coconut, and palm Beeswax. Palm wax is said to be the cleanest burn of all, but any natural base is fine unless you’re sensitive or allergic.
I found a good article on Healthline that is being talked about candles are bad for you. It sounds like research that most candles, like paraffin, don’t release enough into the air to be toxic, but I think everyone has to make a choice.
I think the fewer ingredients and natural ingredients are way better than anything I can’t read, but it’s also no good if you are allergic or bother your skin.
For myself, I will only use palm trees or beeswax in the future, and that’s because I know from my diet that they bother me the least. And you may have noticed that I didn’t mention coconut wax candles. Well, apparently a candle made from 100% coconut wax isn’t possible. So if I choose coconut, it’s a mix of pure coconut and beeswax or palm if there is such a thing.
ESSENTIAL OIL SCENTED CANDLES
Here is another area where you need to read the ingredients carefully. Not everyone volatile oil Candle is the same. If it is called volatile oil Then apparently, from what I’ve read, it means that there might be other ingredients in the fragrance volatile oil.
However, if only it means essential oils or if the manufacturer has made its own fragrance out of fruits and flowers, then you’re good to go. Just remember that just like the wax, consider your allergies and even if it’s not good for your pets.
Remember there are some essential oils these are harmful to pets. I found this list of essential oils that are toxic to pets and it gives you a list of what not to use in your home if you have cats and dogs.
We are down to the last thing to watch out for when we buy a candle that burns cleanly and that is the wick.
Basically, look for a wooden wick or a cotton wick that hasn’t been soaked in anything. For all I can tell you can burn a candle with a simple piece of wood or cotton.
This candle I received has a wooden wick. It’s my first time trying a wooden wick and I love it. I feel like I have a little wood fire in my house.
HOW TO MAKE A HOMEMADE CLEAN BURNER PLUG.
Now that you have a better idea of what to expect in a candle, it is time to make your own. I found a lot of videos on YouTube, but my favorite is Lisa at Farmhouse on Boone DIY beeswax candle.
Lisa makes it look so easy and after doing all of my research and watching her video I was inspired to make my own candles. Cant wait to show you an easy way how to make clean burning homemade candles.
ALTERNATIVE TO CANDLES ARE ESSENTIAL OIL DIFFUSERS
Before getting into candles, I used diffusers to bring a lovely smell into my home. I love diffusers that give off fumes filled with water vapor Lavender oil. I especially like to use them in winter. It really helps with my sinuses.
But I recently discovered another large diffuser and that is a non-electric diffuser from Ellia. It basically works with a wick soaked in your favorite volatile oil and this wick creates a nice aroma in your room.
This is a great alternative to candles. The only thing you might be missing is the little flame that flickers in your house. If you’re sensitive to candles, give this cute little bit a try non-electric diffuser is perfect for you.
DECORATING WITH CANDLES
We’re all done with a clean burning candle hour, but I can’t leave you hanging without a few ideas on how to decorate with homemade candles.
One of my favorite candle decorations are these orange candles. Yes, these are real oranges that I turned into candles. They are so simple and I am sharing all the details on how to make one Candle from an orange.
I use the same candle making trick with apples as well. I made an adorable one Apple candle village with these candles.
You can decorate your mantle with candles and centerpieces on table decorations. Candles look fabulous as accessories. If it’s a large bowl candle, it can be used as a stand-alone accessory. However, if it’s a smaller candle, try combining it with other accessories in odd numbers. However, be sure to light them to protect them from anything that can ignite.
Remember, I am not an expert on candles, but after doing my own research, I wanted to share what I learned along the path I plan to take with candles.
From now on I plan to buy 100% pure basic candles with a simple wick made of cotton or wood essential oils. I also plan to stick to scents that are not harmful to our kittens.
But most likely, I’ll be ventilating my house more mainly because it’s not just candles that can bring VOCs into your house. Fresh air is so good for us. I will also be using the non-electric diffuser more often as it doesn’t burn anything which means there are no vapors in the air.
Hope this post has helped you look for a better candle in the future.
Have fun decorating!
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