Thanks to the rapid development of the modern chemical industry, paraffin candles have been popularized with its low prices. Modern candle materials are easy to source and make, just like the popular hand-made soap. General speaking, the cost of atmosphere candle is so low that a lot of small workshop can make it easily even at home, will you choose these cheap candle from unlicensed factory? Today I’ll show you some tips how to identify a candle good or bad.
We all know that smoking is harmful to health, and we also pay attention to the air quality index. If we inhale the scented wax made of low-quality essential oil and paraffin wax for a long time, it will be harmful to our health. There are many fragrance and candle manufacturers in China, the quality of raw material is uneven and some factories sell shoddy candles instead of certified products. Consumer is not expert and they can’t distinguish the purity and the quality by naked eyes. Good aromatherapy candles should be made of green, non-polluting, pure essential oil and soy wax or bee-wax.
How do you distinguish plant wax and paraffin wax? The simplest way is to touching them with hands. The melting point of the paraffin is high (not a burning point) and can be up to about 60 degrees. The melting point temperature is the temperature of the melts of candles. So the melting droplets of paraffin wax dropped in your skin, it must be very hot. Even at 40 degrees body can feel hot and uncomfortable, let alone 60 degrees.
Of course, not all atmosphere candle made by paraffin wax is not good, also depends on whether the raw material is highly refined and brand be trust or not, actually the most important fact is the trust of brand. Because we are not experts and we cannot distinguish the raw materials is good or not just from appearance. There are no best ways, we can only choose a trust worthy and well-known brands, and believe that they will not lower the standard for profit. Yankee Candle, for example, was bought last year for $1.75bn by American consumer goods giant Jarden Corp., using highly refined paraffin wax as a raw material for scented candles. Most Yankee scented candles are in Massachusetts, produced by experienced experts through advanced production equipment, is relatively reliable and such a relatively low price.
In other hand, Plant wax scented candles give a long-lasting and even scent through out the time they burn, and they are cleaner burning and longer lasting than paraffin equivalents. If conditions permit, light a candle and watch the smoke it produces. Soy wax burns cleaner than paraffin wax, which is no petrol-carbon soot that can blacken walls as well as releasing toxic carcinogens in to the air.