Hello there, friends! I hope the work week is treating you well so far! I'm still adjusting to the schedule of my new job, and I'm planning to do a blog post soon to fill you in on what my new job consists of. So, keep checking back here if you're curious!
Today I wanted to chat with you about the benefits of burning soy candles. Growing up, we always had Yankee Candles in our house. Anyone else grow up with those? They always smelled so good, of course, but it wasn't until the past few years that I became more conscious of what the candles we were buying are made out of. Yankee candles, and many others, are made out of paraffin wax, which is a refined gasoline by-product. Do you ever notice that when you burn yankee candles you get that ring of black soot at the top? Candles made out of paraffin wax tend to produce soot, and are less "clean" to burn.
Soy wax candles are very clean-burning candles, and do not produce any soot. Some other benefits of soy wax candles include:
- Soy wax candles don't contain any toxins, carcinogens, or pollutants which means they're less likely to trigger allergies.
- Soy candles generally burn longer than paraffin candles.
- Soy wax is 100% biodegradable.
- Soy wax releases fragrance more easily than paraffin candles, which means your house will smell even better! It's the simple things, right? :)
Recently, I found an Etsy store, Goldenday Candles, that makes all natural soy wax candles. Jasmin, the store owner, uses soy wax and cotton (for the wick) that's grown by US farmers, and is very passionate about delivering natural and safe-for-your-health candles. Oh, and did I mention that her 8oz candles burn for 45 hours?! Yes, 45 hours, and the scent is strong enough to make your house or apartment smell lovely without being too overpowering.
Jasmin was generous enough to send me one of her candles to try out, and I've been very impressed so far! The candle burns very nicely, doesn't leave any soot residue, and has an amazing smell (she sent me the Cinnamon and Vanilla scent). Her candles cost around $16.50, and in my opinion are worth every penny. You know you're getting a quality candle that's made with natural ingredients from US farmers, AND it will burn for a long, long time.
Jasmin was also sweet enough to send me another candle to giveaway to one of YOU! She sent the Lavender Relaxation scent for the giveaway and oh my goodness it smells heavenly! It's the perfect candle to unwind after a long day at work and I just know you guys will love it. So, how can you guys enter?! Head on over to my Instagram (username is joyfullyjenna) and find the picture of the candle. Make sure to follow the giveaway directions to enter! I can't wait for one of you to receive this candle!
*Goldenday Candles sent me a candle in exchange for an honest review. All opinions in this post are my own, and I would never support a product I didn't believe in.