Do you love beautiful smelling candles? Use them at home, or maybe in your massage clinic? They really do add a calming, peaceful ambience to your environment. Unfortunately most commercial brand candles are flat-out TOXIC, and are causing indoor air pollution as bad as cigarette smoke. The biggest issue being fragrance. What is fragrance anyway? Well, it is comprised of damaging free radicals, lead, cadmium, toluene, benzene and an alarming range of VOC's (volatile organic compounds) known to harm human health. The SOLUTION? Make them yourself! It's way cheaper and you will know exactly what is in them.
Recipe: Source out eco-soy wax and order in bulk, purchase wicks as well (both are easy to find online), choose a quality essential oil to add a natural scent, melt wax in microwave, let wax cool and add essential oils. Pour into glass jam jar (can even reuse old tea light holders), place wick in centre of jar (can use a pencil to hold straight) let cool and solidify.
Healthy, beautiful, inexpensive, headache-free candles!
*Silent Retreat candles are from Wildrose Magnolia
If you have found yourself on this page then you are likely interested in reducing the toxic burden in your home, health and skincare routine.