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Why essential oil and soy wax candles are better for you and the environment.

Why essential oil and soy wax candles are better for you and the environment.

We're so excited to announce that we have launched a new collection of byFoke Essential Oil Soy Wax Candles. We've been overwhelmed by your response to these divine smelling creations and wanted to give you a little more background on the story behind them.

Working with our good friends and expert chandlers Octo & Co up in London we wanted our candles to represent our brand values and ethics and deliver everything that we would want in a candle. It was important to us that our candles are hand-poured by an independent brand, made from 100% natural ingredients and cruelty free.

So far we have released two scents in the collection;

Freja - scented with Orange, Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Ginger & Clove essential oils it's the most wonderful cosy candle to burn creating a truly hygge atmosphere.

Enka - scented with Basil, Neroli & Lime essential oils iIt's the most wonderful fresh and uplifting scent, the perfect candle to burn to inspire and motivate you.

Candles have been a staple in households for centuries, providing a source of warmth and light. However, not all candles are created equal, and some can have harmful effects on both your health and the environment. Essential oil and soy wax candles are a better alternative for those who want to enjoy the benefits of candles without the negative impacts.

Essential oils are natural plant extracts that have been used for centuries for their therapeutic properties. They are extracted from various parts of plants such as flowers, leaves, stems, and roots, and can be used in a variety of ways, including aromatherapy. Essential oils are often used in candles to provide a natural scent and promote relaxation and calmness.

Soy wax is a natural and renewable resource that is made from soybeans. Soy wax candles burn cleaner and longer than traditional paraffin wax candles, which are made from petroleum, a non-renewable resource. Soy wax also produces less soot, making it a healthier option for both you and the environment.

Here are a few reasons why essential oil and soy wax candles are better for you and the environment:

They are non-toxic

Traditional candles made from paraffin wax can release harmful chemicals when burned, such as benzene and toluene. These chemicals can cause respiratory issues, headaches, and other health problems. Essential oil and soy wax candles, on the other hand, are made from natural ingredients and do not contain any harmful chemicals.

They are eco-friendly

Soy wax is a renewable resource that is biodegradable. Essential oils are also more sustainable than synthetic fragrances, which are often made from petroleum-based chemicals.

They promote relaxation and well-being

Essential oils have been shown to have a variety of therapeutic properties, including promoting relaxation and reducing stress and anxiety. Soy wax candles also burn more slowly than traditional candles, which allows you to enjoy the aroma and benefits of the essential oils for longer periods of time.