There’s something so magical about candles. Within seconds of lighting the wick, a sweet aroma tickles our nose and begins to envelop us in a cloud of tranquility. It’s no wonder these enchanting little jars are an essential part of our self-care rituals – and considering the past year we’ve all had; self-care has never been more important.
That’s why we’re here to tell you not all candles are made equally. What many people don’t know is most conventional candles are produced with lead wicks and paraffin wax (a petroleum byproduct). When burned they release highly toxic chemicals and heavy metals into our air, making them harmful to us and the environment.
The good news is there’s a growing number of brands offering safe and sustainable wax alternatives, so we’ve compiled a list of our favorite eco-friendly and non-toxic candles you can burn guilt free!
Made from the highest quality products, SoyLites aromatherapy body candles are vegan friendly and free of hidden additives such as chemicals, preservatives or petroleum derivatives. Endorsed by Beauty Without Cruelty, SoyLites don’t use any raw materials that contribute to the deforestation of the Amazon and their soy is guaranteed to contain no genetically modified materials. As an added bonus, their environmentally friendly candles can also be used as a moisturiser as the warm oil from the burning candle is filled with Vitamin E and lecithin.