DIY candles made with essential oils are a great way to bring non-toxic and personalized beauty into your home. In feng shui, candles are often used to support energy, joy and purification. Candles can be soothing, romantic and mystical. They are an ancient tool of mankind, going back as a far as 9,000 years to the Mesolithic era. Unfortunately, most store bought candles smell terrible and are very toxic.
Many commercial candles are made using paraffin wax – a nasty carcinogen that releases toxic smoke into the air as it burns. You breathe that air! Plus, even non-paraffin wax candles are toxic because they are scented with artificial perfumes that release synthetics into the air. They also don’t smell very nice! When you make your own candles, you can you use non-toxic vegetable wax, a natural and lead-free wick and pure essential oils so that your candles are safe to breathe and smell luxurious.