Importance of natural materials

Soy wax is a natural product made from soybeans. After beans are harvested, they are cleaned, cracked, dehulled and rolled into flakes from which the oil is extracted to then be hydrogenated. Hydrogenating oil is the process of converting some of its fatty acids from unsaturated to saturated, which raises the melting point of the oil to where it is a solid at room temperature. The end result of this process is soy wax that can be used for candle making.

Most of the candles sold in stores are still made of paraffin. Such candles are often cheaper and therefore can appear as best choice for customers. However the cheap price tag comes with additional fee- health concerns.

Paraffin candles are a by-product of crude oil to which dyes, synthetic fragrances and fragrance enhancers can be added. Because of these ingredients when a paraffin candle burns the air quality becomes worse.

You should pay extra attention to materials used in candles when looking to buy one. This is especially important for those with skin and eye sensitivities, respiratory allergies, lung diseases (such as asthma), expectant and current parents and anyone who loves light candles regularly.

Lunar Spells candles are 100% natural, free of paraffin, GMOs and pesticides. We are designed to make the living environment not only more aesthetic, but also health-friendly.

Importance of natural materials
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