The benefits of scented candles
What is a plant candle? A light on a more natural alternative
We've all experienced it. You come home after a long day, light your favorite candle and sit back and relax. But have you ever thought about what actually burns in your candle? Today, we're going to explore a more natural and eco-friendly choice: the plant-based candle.
What is a natural candle?
The natural candle, as its name suggests, is a candle made from natural vegetable waxes. These waxes can come from different sources such as soy, palm, or rapeseed that we have chosen to use at Inwi, read here why. Unlike traditional candles that use kerosene, a petroleum by-product, natural candles are designed to be more environmentally friendly and healthy for our environment.
The natural candle, a healthier alternative
One of the main advantages of plant-based candles is that they are considered healthier. When a paraffin-based candle burns, it can release potentially harmful chemicals into the air. In contrast, a plant-based candle burns cleanly, and with much less soot and smoke.
In addition, plant-based candles are often paired with natural fragrances, which means they don't have the artificial chemicals often found in traditional candle fragrances.
The making of natural candles
The making of natural candles is a simple but delicate process that requires special attention. The vegetable waxes are first melted at a specific temperature. Once melted, the fragrances are added to the wax. Then the wax is poured into a container with a wick placed in the center.
It is essential to let the candle solidify slowly at room temperature to ensure even burning once lit. The result is an environmentally friendly, natural candle that provides a pleasant and healthy scenting experience.
If you are looking for a more environmentally friendly and healthy alternative to the traditional candle, the plant-based candle is a great option. It combines the benefits of a natural product with the pleasure of creating a warm and fragrant atmosphere in your home.
The advantages of plant-based scented candles: a ray of hope for our well-being and our planet
We have just seen that the vegetable scented candles have qualities with a direct impact on your health and that of your entourage. But that's not all, let's see what else they offer.
Longer burn time
Another advantage of vegetable scented candles is their longer burn time. This is because vegetable waxes burn at a lower temperature than kerosene wax, which means they burn more slowly. This means you can enjoy your favorite scented candle for longer, which is both economical and enjoyable. Don't
forget to check out our article on how to properly use your candles.
Plant-based scented candles are also a more environmentally friendly option. Plant-based waxes are renewable and biodegradable, which means they have less impact on our planet. In addition, many plant-based candle manufacturers are committed to using sustainable and recyclable packaging (like Inwi), which helps to further reduce the environmental footprint of these products.
An authentic wellness experience
Finally, plant-based scented candles offer an authentic wellness experience. Natural scents derived from essential oils can have beneficial effects on our mood and overall well-being. Whether you're looking to relax, invigorate or create a welcoming atmosphere in your home, there's a plant-based scented candle to help you achieve that goal.
How to choose the best plant-based scented candle: a detailed guide for an informed decision
Finding the best plant-based scented candle for you can sometimes seem like a complex task. With so many options available, how do you know which candle is right for you? Don't worry, we're here to guide you through the process.
Consider the type of wax
The type of wax used in the candle is a crucial factor to consider.
Natural candles are usually made from natural waxes such as soy, palm or rapeseed. Soy wax is one of the most popular because of its clean burn and long burn time. For
example, a 250g soy wax candle can burn for about 50 hours. Palm wax candles, on the other hand, are appreciated for their beautiful crystal glow, while rapeseed wax is often used in luxury candles for its creamy texture and long burn time.
If you can't find a clear indication of the wax used, then you're not at Inwi! To see all our products in vegetable wax of colza it is here.
Scent is another important consideration.
Plant-based scented candles often use natural essential oils to scent the wax. For example, if
you like relaxing scents, you can opt for a lavender or jasmine scented candle. For an energizing atmosphere, citrus scents like grapefruit or bergamot are great options. But be careful with essential oils, we see why in our previous article on fragrances.
Wicks can be made from a variety of materials, but cotton and wood wicks are the most common in plant-based candles. Cotton wicks offer a stable and even burn, while wooden wicks create a warm atmosphere with their soft crackling sound, reminiscent of a fireplace. Be sure to avoid wicks containing lead, which is harmful when inhaled.
Estimating burn time
Burn time is another crucial factor. Natural candles have a longer burn time than their paraffin-based counterparts. For example, a 150g rapeseed wax candle can burn up to 40-50 hours, while a kerosene candle of the same size will burn for about 25-30 hours.
Finally, consider the candle's packaging. Sustainable and recyclable packaging is more environmentally friendly. For example, at Inwi we offer candles in glass containers that can be reused or recycled (glass is infinitely recyclable), or in packaging made from recycled materials. We also use recycled and/or recyclable liners to protect the candles during transport.
The benefits of scented plant candles: a sensory immersion for an absolute well-being
Far from being simple decorative objects, plant-based scented candles have the power to enchant our daily lives and have a positive effect on our well-being. Enriched with natural waxes and essential oils, they stimulate our senses and create an environment conducive to relaxation, comfort and serenity. Let's discover together how these candles can transform your space and your state of mind.
A true anti-stress weapon
Imagine coming home after a trying day. You light a lavender or orange blossom scented candle, and as the wick begins to dance, the soothing scents waft into your space. These scents, known for their relaxing properties, work to soothe your mind, dissipate tension and envelop you in a sense of calm. Plant scented candles are like a personal spa in your home, providing an atmosphere conducive to relaxation and tranquility.
An Improved Sleep Ritual
Insomnia and sleep disorders can seriously affect our quality of life. Plant-based scented candles can be incorporated into your sleep ritual to promote a more restful night's rest. Scents such as lavender or vanilla are known for their soothing properties. By lighting a scented candle an hour before bedtime, you prepare your mind and body for rest, creating an optimal environment for quality sleep.
A boost of energy and mood On
days when you are tired and in low spirits, plant-based scented candles can be a real ally. Bright, stimulating scents like lemon, grapefruit or peppermint can provide a revitalizing burst of energy. These invigorating aromas stimulate your senses, boost your mood and help you regain your energy. When you light a candle like this, it's like opening a window to a refreshing citrus garden or an invigorating mint field.
A catalyst for focus and productivity
In our hyper-connected world, staying focused can sometimes be a challenge. Here again, plant-based scented candles come to the rescue. Scents such as rosemary, eucalyptus or lemongrass are known to stimulate the mind and promote concentration. By lighting a scented plant candle while reading, working or doing any task that requires sustained attention, you create an atmosphere that promotes productivity and clarity.
In short, scented plant candles are much more than a simple decorative element. They are a true source of well-being, capable of positively impacting our mood, our environment and our quality of life. Whether it is to promote relaxation, improve our sleep, stimulate our concentration or simply to create a warm atmosphere, scented plant candles are a wise choice.
Each plant scented candle is an invitation to a unique sensory experience, to an olfactory journey that transports and soothes us. They are proof that life's little pleasures, like lighting a candle, can have a profound impact on our well-being.
So the next time you feel stressed, tired, or just need a moment to yourself, remember the comforting glow of a plant-based scented candle. Light it, breathe deeply, and let its natural goodness envelop you.