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Soy vs. Beeswax Candles: Which Type Is Better for The Environment?

If you're environmentally-conscious but want to add candlelight ambiance to your home, you might have considered the soy vs. beeswax candles debate. The question is not only which one is better for the environment, but also which is better for your health. Full disclosure: this isn't one of those pop-news articles that thinks soy candles are the devil and beeswax candles are a saving grace. We'll examine both closely and come to a logical conclusion based on concrete evidence. What Makes a Toxic Candle? Most candles come from either paraffin (the same wax used to make crayons), soy, or beeswax. Several news articles speak to the dangers of paraffin wax, and so many studies have tried to figure out whether...

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The Best Bathroom Candles for Keeping Your Nose Happy (2021)

A nice and clean bathroom truly has a lasting impact, whether you're at someone's home, at a restaurant, or at the office. One of the best ways to spruce up the smell and atmosphere of any bathroom is with a candle. Candles come in many different shapes, sizes, and fragrances. But when it comes to bathrooms, the fragrance is by far the most important aspect. You want to find something that evokes freshness, because that's what you want people to take away from their bathroom experience. That's why we've curated this list of the best bathroom candles for creating a truly refreshing experience. Plus, all of these candles are eco-friendly and made with 100% natural soy wax!   1. Satsuma Candle   A satsuma is...

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What Exactly Is A Satsuma?

The satsuma is a type of mandarin orange. They have loose leathery skin that's easy to peel, look like flattened spheres, and are usually seedless (with at most 6 seeds in 1 fruit), and taste sweet but tart. The fruit easily separates into 10 to 12 parts. Nutritionally, satsumas are great. They contain the daily recommended amount of vitamin C, are high in fiber, thiamine, folate, and calcium, and perhaps best of all, the average satsuma is only 50 calories! The satsuma's name comes from the place where it originated over 700 years ago: the Satsuma province of Japan, which is now referred to as the Kagoshima prefecture.  Satsumas were introduced to the United States when the wife of a...

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Do Candles Expire?

Do candles have an expiration date? Candles can expire, but they don't expire the same way food does. Rather than “going bad” or rotting, candles may lose their scent or color over a certain period of time. Most candles are not labeled with expiration dates, so there is not an exact time or day when they will officially be considered expired. How can I get the most out of candles? When you buy a candle, you want to make sure you get the most out of it before it loses its fragrance. The following tips will help you get the best use out of your candle. Use your candles within a year Most candles should be used anywhere from 12...

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Types of Candles for The Home Or Office

The warm flicker of a flame is enough to create the ultimate cozy and tranquil atmosphere.  Have you ever walked into someone's house and instantly felt immersed in the wholesome cinnamon scent wafting through each room? Or how about entering the office on a gloomy Monday morning to feel uplifted by a fragrant flame? You can't deny that the simplicity of a candle can enhance your mood. Whether your home needs a little festive aroma or your office needs a pick-me-up — whatever the reason, a luxury, scented, colorful, or shaped candle will do the trick. So, read on for the ultimate guide for the types of candles you can introduce into your world. Let your work life be just as...

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