Why are we so passionate about Natural Scented Candles?
Emily started making candles as it was so hard to find waxes that were 100% natural and scent ONLY with aromatherapy oils. After years of working in buying and product development, she became disillusioned with the harmful ingredients being used in home fragrance. Paraffin wax is most popular wax used and all the “luxury” candles are made primarily with synthetic scents and often include ‘scent boosters’ to help a smaller amount of fragrance go further as it's cheaper for the manufacturers.
Natural, Paraffin-Free Candles
So, at this stage you may be thinking, “what exactly is a natural candle?” Well, we get this question a lot, so we’ve written a whole blog post dedicated to explaining what a natural candle is and why this is important.
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If you’re hoping to use candles as part of a well-being ritual, paraffin candles aren’t an ideal solution.
Natural candles offer the perfect alternative. A candle that isn’t filled with synthetic ingredients. A candle that harnesses the power of natural ingredients and aromatherapy.
Natural candles only use pure plant wax and are scented with only pure essential oils.
At Yougi, natural candle are synonymous with essential oils and aromatherapy. All our candles are designed to help your emotional wellbeing. From relaxation to invigoration, these candles contain carefully selected essential oils.
Benefits of Natural Candles
There are clear benefits of natural candles, including:
Blending pure essential oils within natural plant wax, means no synthetic fragrances are used (ever).
Essential oils, on the other hand, are used in aromatherapy due to their pure and beneficial properties. As the essential oils burn in the candle, pure fragrances and scents are released into the air. As you breathe the air in, there is nothing but pure, natural oils being inhaled.
The complex blends of essential oils mean you can get the well-being boost you need. When you breathe in the essential oils the scent travels to your hypothalamus gland in the brain and produces the hormone that impacts your well-being need whether that's better sleep, less stress, more energy, or a mood lift. Our natural candles help support - sleep, stress, energy, happiness, and calm.
Non - Toxic
Probably the biggest concern with some candles is the use of paraffins and other synthetic ingredients.
When burnt, harmful fumes like toluene and benzene are released. The amount of these fumes released is likely to be small, but it is more than concerning that such by-products are used so widely in products like candles.
All-in-all, when ingredients like soy wax offer non-toxic alternatives.
Natural waxes aren’t a by-product of the oil purification process and don’t need to rely on such unsustainable sources.
Natural waxes vegetable waxes, which have very low environmental impacts and footprints.
They also burn cleaner, so little to no soot is created.
Natural waxes, like soy, burn slower than cheaply manufactured waxes. This simply means your candle will last much longer. They also tend to burn evenly, so you don’t get the wax tunnelling.
Scenting candles with artificial fragrances and boosters mean you’re releasing these synthetic compounds into the air. This can sometimes cause skin, eye, and nose irritations for some.
If you do have sensitive skin, burning pure, natural ingredients are definitely the way to go.
What Goes Into OUR Natural Candles
It's all CLEAN. The way we create our natural candles is with the purest natural ingredients and essential oils. No harsh chemicals, using natural and wherever possible organic ingredients instead. And we never use synthetic fragrances. We ONLY blend with 100% natural fragrances.
At Yougi, we use only eco soy wax. It's an organic vegetable wax that's 100% vegan, sustainably, and ethically sourced.
100% Natural Fragrances
You only get the well-being boost when you use naturals and essential oils, so for us, there is no other way. We put up 10% of essential oils into each candle. That's 17ml of essential oil into our regular sized candles.
We use all-natural cotton wicks.
Craftsmanship & Expertise
Although the ingredients may be simple yet super powerful, the way they are blended together and poured needs expertise and craftsmanship.
The scent of the candle is created by the use of essential oils. Knowing how much essential oil to add, what type of oils, and how to blend them will determine the overall effectiveness of the scented candle.
Real expertise in mixing and pouring the wax will also ensure it burns evenly, cleanly and that the fragrance is evenly distributed.
This is something Emily has spent years perfecting. All our candles are expertly hand poured with love.