I love candles. I can’t get enough of them. While I have ample electrical lighting at home, there is nothing like a bunch of scented candles to create a relaxing atmosphere at any given time. More than the aesthetic and relaxing aspect of using candles, however, there is also the environment to consider.
Candles do not use electric power. This means you save yourself on electric bills. It also means that you do not contribute to the using up of the world’s store of fossil fuels. But did you also know that there are kinds of candles which are friendlier to the environment as compared to “normal” candles?
Here are some really nice scented candles which will not harm the environment (and you!).
Vermont Soy Candles
These candles are perfect for aromatherapy. They have various scents – lavender, lemon, cedar, cinnamon, and others. They also have special Clean Air candles which can get rid of smoke and other unpleasant odors. Get them here.
Aveda Plant Pure-Fume Aroma Candles
These candles do not have petroleum or other synthetic materials, and also have various scents. The candles are available in small tins (perfect for travel) and big pillars in glass holders. You can get them here.
These are much easier to find – you would probably find beeswax candles in your local market. You can also find a lot of these in various online stores.
Just a note: do make sure that you also check the wicks of the candles that you buy. Ask the manufacturer and make sure that the wicks do not contain lead and other similar compounds.