Me-go-eco part 1: natural soy candles

5 Oct

Two weekends ago ‘Staging Husband’ and I took Mr. Kona for a stroll down Main Street Manayunk where we discovered they were having an eco arts fair, how exciting!  I absolutely love all natural products.  Just being surrounded by them made me feel healthier!

I saw a lot of great locally made products and even learned a few things.  I was so inspired by what I saw that I’ve decided to do a series called me-go-eco where I’ll explore all natural products, try my hand at making art with salvaged material and maybe even go vegan for a bit.

Among the many eco products I saw were hand made all natural candles.  Although some of this series will be an experiment I’ve been using all natural soy candles for some time now.  In fact I refuse to buy anything but.  Why you ask?  My main concern is the chemicals released from the paraffin candles.  Some of these chemicals are bad for the environment and could be harmful to you as well.

The way I see it candles are a way to make your home feel fresh and clean.  When I use soy or beeswax based candles I don’t worry that they are releasing chemicals into my home.  Not only are they better for the environment (many going so far as to use recycled materials) they burn longer and produce less soot!

Here’s a list of some of my favorites:

Yankee Beanswax: Over the Moon (great summer scent)

Yankee Beanswax: Spice Spice Baby (great for fall)

Rittenhouse Candle and Soap: Lavender and Sweet Basil (great for spring)

Wilson’s Soap Co: Basil (great year round)

Give one of them a try and let me know what you think!  Next up ‘Me-go-eco part 2: natural handmade soaps’.

Thanks for reading 🙂


The Staging Chick

One Response to “Me-go-eco part 1: natural soy candles”


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