Candles have been used for thousands of years and have developed since the times of the Ancient Egyptians who used reeds soaked in melted animal fat to make torches. The Ancient Romans developed the wicked candle, which were used for light to aid travellers and for religious ceremonies. Throughout the ages candle wax developed from using smelly animal fat, to using beeswax in the Middle Ages, to Bayberry wax from the Bayberry bush, to sperm whale oil (spermaceti), to stearin wax which can also be used as an additive, to Paraffin wax, introduced in the 1850’s and finally in the 1990’s soybean wax and palm wax was developed.
Candles symbolise light, hope, faith, romance, celebrations, religion and peace and are very popular within the home.
Some candles on the market are made from paraffin wax, which is a by-product of petroleum. Candles made from paraffin wax can give off black soot which has sometimes been found on internal walls, windowsills and skin. Strongly scented candles usually contain fragrance oil (a synthetic oil) which offers no therapeutic benefit whatsoever. A study of candles recently found that certain candles were in fact burning carcinogenic fumes into people’s homes!
Orchid Candles are handmade with natural soy wax and 100% pure essential oils only.
- Orchid Candles are handmade using premium soy wax and high grade 100% pure essential oils to scent the candles.
- Orchid Candles offer a natural solution for those who are tired, stressed or simply wish to relax and to breathe in and enjoy the benefits of the therapeutic, calming oils within the candle.
- Soy wax is a natural vegetable wax derived from the soy bean plant and is non carcinogenic.
- Soy wax is used as it is a natural eco friendly by-product and ensures the candle burns cleaner and greener
- Soy wax is slower burning and creates a pleasant atmosphere with the gentle release of essential oils.
- Soy wax candles are less likely to trigger allergies as no toxins or pollutants are released.
- Soy wax does not contain any petrol-carbon soot found in paraffin wax. No harmful emissions are released.
- No perfume, artificial scents or lead wicks are used.
- The ingredients are not tested on animals.
- Recycling - soy wax is easy to clean out from the candle jars (and crystals) with hot soapy water.