I have always loved scented candles. I believe there is a candle for every mood. I love them so much in fact, that my husband jokingly suggested one day that I learn to make my own. That's where it all began. (It's all his fault. LOL!) I ordered some supplies and went to it. It sounded so easy, just melt some wax, put in some fragrance, put a wick in it and throw it all in a container. Boy, was I ever wrong!!! But I stuck with it, and ended up making some great smelling candles.
Not long after my candle making adventure began my youngest daughter was diagnosed with asthma, and every time I burned one of my beloved candles she would start wheezing and having a terrible time with her breathing. So much so that I eventually had to stop burning candles all together. After all my hard work and testing, I couldn't even burn the candles that so many of my friends and family were enjoying.
But that all changed when my church had a fundraiser selling soy candles. I had never heard of such a thing, so I was curious. I purchased one of the candles so I could see how my daughter faired with them. I was so surprised! The candle burned so clean. Not only was I not cleaning soot out of the jar everyday, I wasn't throwing away a jar full of wax when the candle was gone. The candle burned even all the way down to the bottom of the jar. I also noticed that the soy candle lasted about twice as long as the candles I had been burning and making, even though the jars were the same size. My daughter had absolutely no breathing problems with me burning the soy candle either!
I have done a lot of testing with soy wax and really feel that I have created the perfect candle. I test every fragrance to make sure you get a perfect, clean burn from top to bottom. I've added my own special touches, and have come up with a soy blend that burns long, strong and clean. My wax has the clean burning properties of soy wax, and the strong scent throw you get from paraffin wax. I might also happily add, that I can burn candles everyday now, without fear of aggravating my daughters asthma. I also feel proud to know that I am not contaminating the air that the rest of my family breaths on a daily basis.