How to Make Your Own Organic Christmas Candles
This holiday season, you can take time to invest in yourself and your own health by making delicious-smelling and all-natural organic Christmas candles. Far better for the overall air quality of your home, organic soy candles have actually been shown to produce about a tenth of the soot that a normal paraffin candle produces. Aside from being easy to make and a fun way to engage in holiday activities with your family, as soon as you light organic candles, you’ll be spreading Christmas cheer. It is always a special gift if it is homemade and doesn’t require the spreading of harmful chemicals or toxins whether it is homemade facial products or any item that shows you care about their health and the environments health. That’s makes it a very special Christmas gift for you and your entire family that comes from the heart.
Understanding the Benefits of Organic Christmas Candles
One visit to your local Bath & Body Works and a quick whiff of their delightful, nostalgia-inducing Christmas candles will have you racing to buy the whole store in order to make your home smell just like a snowy Christmas morning. However, there are better, more eco-friendly ways you can get the same smell without all of the chemicals those candles hold. Paraffin candles have been shown to release chemicals and carcinogens such as toluene and benzene while also producing a soot that is bad for your lungs. Safer alternatives include candles made of soy and beeswax that use natural essential oils to release a delectable scent that fills the air without harming you and your family. To help you understand more about the health risks and environmental harm conventional chemically laden candles can cause please read — What you Need to Know Before Lighting that Candle!
Selecting a Christmas Combo of Essential Oils
Making your own Christmas candles is so easy that you’ll wonder why you never did it before. To begin, you’ll want to figure out which essential oils you’ll be using as the base of your candle. You can play around with combinations to find something that smells particularly festive or go for the traditional mixtures such as frankincense and pine. Mixing pine, cinnamon leaf and clove bud yield a similar smelling candle, and if you’re feeling particularly adventurous you can try a pumpkin spice essential oil mix. The great thing about using essential oils in your organic Christmas candles is that they have natural health benefits as well. Cinnamon is great to improve circulation while also helping fight off seasonal colds and coughs. Pine helps reduce stress, relieve anxiety and refresh a room, making it great for those with a busy holiday schedule.
Recipe for Organic Christmas candles:
Have Fun Cooking Up Your Candles
Now that you’ve got your scents picked out.
- Melt soy wax in a double boiler.
- It’s suggested to start out with 3 cups of wax pellets as it will usually be enough to fill an 8 oz. mason jar, making it the perfect size for filling your home with cheer or as a gift to a loved one.
- If you’re going for a very potent candle, you’ll want to put 30-45 drops of each essential oil into the melted soy wax.
- When the wax is good and melted, you’ll want to drop a little bit into the bottom of your jar in order to hold your wick in place until the bottom layer has cooled.
- Then, pour the mix in and use two popsicle sticks on the top to hold the wick in place until the entire candle cools.
- Set it in the refrigerator to let it harden and then trim the wick.
If you want, decorate the jar and then light it to let the fresh, all-natural aroma fill your home.
Safely Enjoying Holiday Cheer
Not only is making your own candles a great holiday activity for you and your family, but it is also a great way to fill your home with holiday cheer and aromas that can help reduce stress, fight sickness and improve general health. As an added plus, they make a great budget and eco-friendly gift idea for pretty much anybody in your life.
Make sure your home is a healthy home filled with great smells that are non-toxic. Toxic chemicals and fragrances from candles or any scented products are especially harmful to children. So please make sure before you light a candle or use any scented products that you know they are the safe and healthy for everyone in your house even your pets.
Live healthy, live green, and make your home a safe place for your family and all your guests whether its over the holidays or anytime of the year!
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