Did you know there are different types of candles?
Updated: Feb 6
Candles are a great way to decorate your home. Candles can also be used for relaxation, special occasions, rituals, and intimacy. However, we must be careful of what we put into our bodies, as with our food. It is essential to know where the materials of a candle may come from; after all, these candles tend to burn for an extended period of time and are used daily. Surrounding yourself with non-toxic materials will provide a better, safer, more enjoyable experience.
Through the help of regulation and research, we are now able to provide you with natural candles. These come in the form of Soy, Beeswax, Coconut, and Paraffin; these are all safe alternatives and mixed with other non-toxic materials to improve their burn time and keep the candle from quickly melting due to hot temperatures. The wick is also made from cotton; it is twisted, braided, and dipped in wax to create the slow burn needed for the candle. Hemp may be used as well.
The paraffin candles in recent years have been losing steam; they are mixed with hardening materials. Paraffin is not a natural option. Paraffin is made when the waxy substance in crude oil is extracted, and even though they hold scents well, it is not a natural alternative as it is home to toxins, two of them being carcinogens.
Natural Wax: Soy Wax, Coconut Wax, and Beeswax:
Wax is not the only thing these three raw ingredients have in common. These three are the best natural alternatives for candles. Each possessing its own attributes, Soy wax tends to burn longer and is widely considered a safer alternative to Paraffin wax. Still, it does emit considerably fewer amount of toxins. This is why coconut wax and beeswax are the go-to choices for natural candles. Beeswax is the oldest material of the three and coconut is a rapidly growing player in the natural candle market. Both burn longer than soy and paraffin wax and are easier to dye while overall emitting little to no chemicals. Beeswax will require a bit more moola, though!
Candles are a part of everyday use; we must understand which materials make part of the candles we use. Avoid dangerous toxins and chemicals, such as the ones found in paraffin. Dahilbar’s candles consist of beeswax mixed with coconut, soy wax, and other natural alternatives such a palm wax. They are uniquely crafted with a beautiful aroma that will delight your senses.