I have a slight candle
I was going to take a picture of all of my candles, but that proved to be too daunting of a task. I have at least twenty candles sitting around my house in different locations.
Bath and Body Works 2 for $22 candles get me every time. Every. Time.
When I heard about the soy Pet House Candles from One Fur All, I wasn’t sure I wanted to give these a try. I had this idea in my head that soy candles wouldn’t burn well and wouldn’t have the delightful smell I’m used to. I had recently read about potential health hazards of traditional paraffin candles, so I figured this would be a step in the right direction. While I knew about potential hazards to my health, I didn’t even think about my dogs. (Wow, Kelsie.)
Soy candles, which are made from soy beans, are a natural way to scent your home. Traditional paraffin candles are made from petroleum oil which increase the CO2 levels in your home. Not surprisingly, soybeans burn much cleaner than petroleum oil.
Paraffin candles release a petro-carbon soot that stains your walls, furniture and is circulated through your air ducts. This soot, according to the American Lung Association, contains 11 documented toxins, two of which are known carcinogens — toluene and benzene. – Dawn Thull, Green Promise
Soy candles not only burn cleaner, but longer as well. While a soy candle might be a little bit more expensive, you can expect it to burn around twice as long! These candles also release their scent much more gradually than paraffin. This allows a nice, even fragrance throughout your home.
Pet House Candles are specially formulated for homes with pets. These soy candles contain an odor neutralizer and are scented with essential oils. Remember I said I thought they wouldn’t smell as nice? I was wrong. This candle smells ah-mazing. Currently, the company has three scents: Fresh Citrus, Lavender Green Tea, and Pumpkin Spice. I tried the Lavender Green Tea scent and it is so relaxing – it makes me want to take a nice, soothing bath.
One Fur All also supports rescue and adoption through various fundraising opportunities. That’s something I can definitely get behind.
Tell me your thoughts! Have you tried soy candles? Are you going to give Pet House Candles a try?
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