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February 11, 2013

Green Your Valentine's Day: DIY Soy Candles

Candle and HeartsLove is in the air! With Valentine’s Day approaching, many of us are planning a day of romantic activities with that special someone — or just looking for ways to pamper ourselves. But who says romance only comes in shades of red? This week, we'll share some eco-friendly Valentine’s Day ideas that will show you just how romantic green can be.

Tip #1: Green Your Candles

Nothing sets the mood like a candlelit room. Unfortunately some candles use paraffin, a product derived from petroleum, making them not so eco-friendly. But we have a great alternative that won't require you to sacrifice that romantic atmosphere. Soy candles are all-natural and are said to release a more pure, pleasant scent then other candles. Additionally, the US is the world’s largest soybean supplier, so it is likely that the soy used to make your soy candle was grown domestically. A good brand to check out is Pacifica Soy Candles, this company hand makes every candle with vegetable soy wax and lead-free wicks. Beeswax Candles are another eco-friendly option. Like soy candles, they are au naturel, void of byproducts of petroleum like paraffin, and artificial fragrances.

Have a little extra time on your hands? Watch the video below to learn how to make your own soy candles right at home.

 

- by Brittany Johnson

- image by istockphoto/sofiaworld

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