What are the benefits of natural wax candles?
I've always been health conscious but it wasn't until I became a parent that I started to pay real attention to how food and our daily household practices or products can affect our environment and bodies. I'd read about the benefits of eating organic food, how parabens can be harmful in our laundry detergent and why we might swap our standard plastic bottle for something that is BPA free.
What I hadn't realised was that my serial candle use might be putting my family and I at risk. Studies have shown that your every day paraffin candle emits unwanted chemicals into the air. These toxins and carcinogens have been linked to cancer, common allergies and even asthma.
So what are the benefits of using natural wax?
The Mama Mantra collection uses a natural blended wax. This is created with pure, natural soybean oil and rapeseed. All ingredients come from a natural renewable source.
Paraffin candles are made from petroleum which is a non-renewable ingredient that can contain carcinogenic substances.
The wick of a Mama Mantra candle is made from 100% cotton. Be aware that lead wicks when burnt can emit harmful levels of lead into the atmosphere that you then inhale.
Paraffin candles create a significant amount of soot when you burn them that collects on the jar as well as on your walls and other surfaces of your home.
The Mama Mantra candles burn much more cleanly with little soot produced. To minimise sooting from any candle make sure you keep the wick short and keep the candle away from any draft.
Easier to Clean
If you're a tad clumsy like me and end up spilling any of your natural wax candle, this can be easily cleaned with some hot soapy water. Paraffin wax is much harder to clean and leaves a very hard residue.
The MamaMantra candles will last longer than a paraffin candle of the same size due to the lower melting point of natural wax. Ultimately this means more money in your pocket! :)
As natural wax candles burn more slowly, the scent is gradually released and there won't be an immediate strong wave of smell. This creates a more pleasant atmosphere for you and your guests.
For me, creating the Mama Mantra candle range was a way in which I wanted to help Mums take a moment for themselves and to feel good about it! Each candle features an empowering mantra and a scent that reflects that it. I hope that the mantra, combined with the knowledge that you are making the choice to take care of you and the environment is a positive reminder to every Mama to shine bright!
Take a look at the Mama Mantra Collection here.