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Scented Handcrafted Candles

Plain candles and scented handcrafted candles have been a staple in homes for centuries, providing ambiance, relaxation, and a sense of warmth. However, many traditional candles are made with paraffin wax, a by-product of petroleum refining that releases harmful toxins when burned. This not only pollutes the air in your home but also contributes to environmental degradation. When choosing environmentally friendly candles, it’s important to look for products that use natural wicks, such as cotton or wood, and essential oils for fragrance. Avoid candles with synthetic dyes or fragrances, as these can release harmful chemicals into the air when burned. In addition to choosing eco-friendly candles, there are other ways to make your candle usage more sustainable. Consider using candle holders made from recycled materials, or repurpose old containers for a more eco-friendly option. When the candle has burned down, recycle the container or repurpose it for another use to reduce waste.

By choosing environmentally friendly candles, you can enjoy the ambiance and relaxation they provide while minimizing your impact on the environment. Whether you prefer soy wax, beeswax, or coconut wax candles, there are plenty of options available that are both sustainable and beautiful. Make the switch to scented handcrafted candles that are eco-friendly today, and experience the benefits for yourself and the planet.

Types of Eco-Friendly Candles

There are alternatives available that are far more environmentally friendly. Soy wax candles, for example, are made from soybeans, a renewable resource that burns cleaner and more slowly than paraffin wax. This means they produce less soot and toxins, creating a healthier indoor environment. Soy wax candles also tend to have a stronger scent throw, filling your home with natural fragrance without the need for synthetic chemicals.

Beeswax candles are another environmentally friendly option. Beeswax is a natural byproduct of honey production, making it a sustainable and renewable resource. Beeswax candles burn slowly and cleanly, emitting a faint, natural honey fragrance. Additionally, beeswax candles are hypoallergenic and can help purify the air by releasing negative ions that neutralize pollutants.

In recent years, coconut wax candles have also gained popularity as a more sustainable option. Coconut wax is made from the meat of coconuts, a byproduct of the coconut industry that would otherwise go to waste. Coconut wax candles burn cleanly and evenly, with a long-lasting burn time and a beautiful, creamy appearance.

Cape Town Scented Handcrafted Candles

Light with Love – Cape Winelands
Hand-poured, plant-based, soy wax candles and diffusers that are safe for the environment. Only the best aroma oils are used that are vegan, paraffin and UV inhibitor free.

Ash & Mill – Woodstock, Cape Town
Produce superior organic skincare items, as well as a selection of handcrafted soy wax candles in containers, in a variety of fragrance oil blends, all manufactured in the studio.

Cape Island Candles – Cape Town
A line of ecologically-friendly, luxury home fragrance products that draw inspiration from Africa, emphasising sustainable raw material sourcing and ethical manufacturing practices. Products from Cape Island are cruelty-free, safe for the environment, and suitable for aquatic use. Candles are made by hand with perfume-grade fragrant oils and soy wax combination.

Charisma – Cape Town
Manufacturer and wholesaler of bath & body products, home fragrances and luxurious candles. All products handcrafted in Cape Town factory. The Charisma Natural Collection offers naturally blended soy and coconut wax candles, which may be melted and applied as a massage oil to deeply nourish the skin, as well as the hemp candle with a lavender smell (natural hemp seed oil mixed with soy and coconut wax).

Balance Cape Town – Durbanville, Cape Town
Innovative plant-based oils are used in the development of skincare and home smells collections, while fragrance customisation is used in the latter, including the popular Personalised Soy Candle.

Rekindle Candle Co – Woodstock, Cape Town
The Scent Studio is based in Woodstock, Cape Town, producing candles that are made by hand with Durban-sourced, ethically produced mineral wax, using clay pots from locally sourced Cape clay, natural essential oils for fragrance and cotton wicks, and biodegradable packaging.

Conscious Lifestyle Collective – Hout Bay
An environmentally aware marketplace in South Africa that offers products for conscious beauty, fashion, lifestyle, and home décor, while also helping out local small business owners. Soy wax and and coconut candles.

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