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Candle care

Scented candles

Posted On August 22, 2018 at 4:00 am by / Comments Off on Scented candles

Among all of the senses, scent is the most powerful trigger of emotion and memory. We are 100 times more likely to remember something we smell than what we see, hear, touch or taste. That is why majority of Kenyans opt for scented candles because each different scent causes a different emotion in them. For instance lavender has been used as aromatherapy for decades as it has a strong healing properties that have been shown to reduce stress levels.

Are Scented Candles Harmful to your health?

Today when you search for Scented Candles in the internet you are bombarded with articles on how scented candles are harmful and polluting your home. The answer to the question is yes and no depending on the materials that are used to make your candle. Since I’m writing on scented candles I will concentrate on perfume only and later on write on are candles in general harmful to your health?

Yes. If your candle is made of synthetic fragrance. Synthetic fragrance raw materials have either been chemically created (mostly from petroleum). Petrochemicals and their byproducts, such as dioxin, are known to cause many serious health problems, including cancer, endocrine disruption (interference with hormones within your body), allergens and neurotoxins that affect the immune system and nervous system respectively. The damage can be irreversible and be passed on to future generations.

No. If your candle is made of diluted essential oils. Essential oils are obtained by extracting the vital essence of aromatic plants from the flowers, fruits, sap, seeds or skin of the plant, as well as the bark, leaves, roots, resins or wood of certain trees.

Why Choose Crimson Candles Scented Candles

At Crimson Candles we try to make candles for our customers as safe as we possibly can. Instead of the cheap easily accessible synthetic fragrances we only use diluted essential oils. The scent from our candles is well defined so that it is not mild or too strong or unevenly distributed. We can customize scents for our clients for instance we can have a mixture of Citronella, Lemongrass, Rosemary, Peppermint and Cedar wood to repel mosquitos. Our Scented candles also come in various forms such as floating candles, container candles, votive candles, pillar candles, tea light candles and taper candles.

Contact us to enjoy our breathtaking homemade scented candles that I guarantee will make your home or function more enjoyable.