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Not All Luxury Candles Are Created Equal

Posted on August 30 2016

When it comes to candles, just about any one will do, right? Well, not quite. Sure, you can easily find something that’s made to look beautiful, but you’ll also want it to have a strong scent that will fill the room you’re burning it in. Also, you should probably avoid paraffin wax candles, as they release chemicals when burning as well as soot that is not healthy to inhale. And make sure the wick doesn’t have a lead core, which can also pose health problems. 

Clearly, not just any candle will do! Between what you want aesthetically, scent-wise, and what’s best for your health, it can be a bit of a challenge to find the best luxury candle out there. We’ve narrowed down what you should look for when purchasing your next candle.

Choose A Soy Candle

Did you know that paraffin wax candles release harsh chemicals like formaldehyde and benzene into the air, as well as soot, that you and your family then inhale? Over time, this can cause serious damage to your body, especially your lungs and respiratory system. Soy candles, on the other hand, burn clean—meaning you don’t have to worry about those nasty chemicals. And an added bonus: soy candles burn for up to 50% longer than regular paraffin wax candles!

Choose A Wooden Or Cotton Wick

Many candle wicks on the market today have a lead core, and burning them can lead to low-level lead exposure. Some of the effects of this include: 

●    hypertension
●    kidney disease
●    irritability
●    learning difficulties
●    memory loss
●    lethargy
●    loss of appetite
●    difficulty breathing


When deciding on what candle you are going to buy, purchase one that shares the information about the wick in the branding or packaging. Look for a candle that states its wick is made of wood or cotton.

Choose One With A Refreshing Scent

Another reason to choose a soy candle is that the scent from one will smell considerably stronger than that of a paraffin wax candle. Soy wax has a lower melting point, allowing a larger amount of liquid wax to gather around the wick. This liquid by the flame releases the essential oils into the atmosphere and directly to your senses. Furthermore, candles that are handcrafted have a much higher probability of having unique scents. Instead of being made in mass in a factory, a little tender loving care from an artisan candle making company will go a long way in the way your candle smells. 

If you want a candle that fits all of these requirements, then LoveSpoon Candles is just what you’re looking for. Our eco-friendly and soy luxury candles come with either cotton or wooden wicks, and we offer a variety of delightful scents. LoveSpoon Candles are the perfect way to indulge your senses without causing harm to you or your family.

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