Not all candles are created equally. With a plethora of
waxes, wicks and fragrances what really
makes up the best quality candle? Common problems from poor candles are smoking, sparking, uneven burning
and more, there’s a lot to be concerned about when you’re lighting a
flame in your home.
Basic candles are made from paraffin wax. While paraffin is very affordable and easy to use, it is not Eco-friendly! Studies have shown in the home too their are health issues. Some of these relate to poor quality fragrances too.
Soy wax is a sensible choice health-wise, scent-wise and it’s Eco-friendly.
Soy burns slowly with less soot and smoke, allowing you to
enjoy your candle fragrance for longer. Soy burns cleanly meaning the scents are stronger and more pure. Beeswax is more xpensive
Most good luxury candle these days provide not only a flame but colour and fragrance. Fragrance can be misleading. What a good candle smells like is a matter of personal taste. Almost all luxury candle companies use a combination of natural and
synthetic fragrance oils. This gives depth and complexity to fragrances
allowing fragrances to be more consistent from batch to batch.
Essential oils alone rarely last or burn true to smell. Most essential oil fragranced candles are mixtures of synthetic and natural materials often unknown by the candle-maker. Aromatherapists only too well the tricks of this trade.
Fragrant Earth choose their candle suppliers with utmost care with regard to quality of wax, fragrance, colour container an wick.