Nothing sets a mood quite like candlelight. Peaceful, ethereal, beautiful candlelight. Several people at My Healthy Bliss have actually been accused of being bats because we seem to prefer low light.
Much to our great dismay, candles are another one of the things we don't want to give up but have had to be re-evaluated because of dangerous or unhealthy ingredients. Seriously, it seems like we can't have anything anymore...or at least anything fun.
Those strong smelling candles off the store shelves may look pretty, but danger lurks therein. Often made with parafin wax, which is a petroleum product, and scented with chemical synthetic frangrances, heavily scented boutique candles are sometimes giving off more than just a nice aroma. Burning parafin can release benzene and acetone and other dangerous fumes. And we probably don't have to tell you that you never want a lead wick in your candles, but lead wicks are not uncommon. Lead has been linked to a whole host of health problems, some of them life threatening. Suffice to say, you might want to skip that pretty candle unless you know what's in it.
Just as we were dangerously close to despair and anguish...we discovered our do-it-yourself candle kits. Whew. Crisis averted. All natural ingredients including clean burning soy or natural beeswax are included. There are even tips to personalize your creation with different added ingredients.
It was a happy day at My Healthy Bliss when we discovered these wonderful kits. There are so many choices, and our motto is: you can never have too many candles! There are beeswax pillars, soy tins, Mason jar candles, votives and tea lights. Our world is complete. And if you want to make someone else's world complete, these kits make perfect gifts!
You CAN still have fun things at My Healthy Bliss!