Do you know what's in your candles?
The first time I look at the ingredients of a store-bought candle, I could not pronounce any of the words. I was a candle addict. I would stock up at semi-annual sales and spend a huge portion of my paycheck on candles. For me, candles were my ultimate self-care. The different aromas played a huge part in shifting my mood and mindset.
Although it was considered self-care, my investment in candles was at an all-time high. One day I decided, I wasn’t going to spend tons of money on buying candles anymore. I saved up some pennies and nickels and ordered a candle-making kit. Yup, it started with a basic candle-making kit. In the kitchen, on the stove top.
I wasn't aware that there are indeed different kinds of waxes, different kinds of wicks, and tons and tons of jars. Some people classify paraffin wax as bad, but coconut wax as better for the environment. Some people aren't even aware that different waxes exist.
There are Soy Wax, Soy-Coconut wax, Coconut Wax, Apricot Wax, Paraffin Wax, Beeswax, Palm Wax, and Pillar wax.
I began to do a little more research and I found a special connection with 100% soy wax. What I love about soy wax, is that it’s non-toxic, biodegradable, renewable, and cleans up if you spill it, just with warm water.
I love knowing that when I burn my coco loco candle, I’m not burning a bunch of wild chemicals and things I cannot pronounce. If you can read and understand the list of ingredients from your favorite candlemaker, then you got the really good stuff.