Plastic-Free July is well on its way. If you haven’t heard of it before, it’s a month dedicated to living without plastic. And as daunting as that sounds, we got tips and ideas that’ll get you all excited. If like me, you’re a candle lover, then I got good news: natural jar candles. You can continue to light up your space with all the beautiful scents and colors you want, without having to worry about your health or the environment. Leave that bit to us.
What is Plastic-Free July?
As you probably know, one of the most urgent issues we’re facing today is climate change and environmental sustainability. Now, the good news is that the lifestyle choices we make on a daily basis can have a positive impact. One of the major issues of our time is waste production. We’re polluting our home, oceans, and air with toxins and chemicals. And while many think plastic is recyclable, the truth is that plastic never dissolves or biodegrades. It is here to stay forever. Pretty gross eh?
So here’s a general piece of advice before we start talking about the benefits of these natural jar candles. If you’re trying to contribute less to landfill, the first step you’ll want to take is eliminating (or reducing) your plastic consumption.
Why Natural Jar Candles?
There are many reasons as to why these natural jar candles will become your absolute favorite. Of course, the eco-friendly packaging that is made from recycled paper and glass makes the candles appealing.
But there’s much more to it. The environmental commitment of these candles goes beyond packaging. After all, it’s as important to know what’s in the candles, because the truth is, the candles you light in your home can affect the quality of air around you … for better or for worse.
The Harmful Chemicals of Conventional Candles
People use candles for a variety of reasons. Candles are often used to freshen up space with your favorite scent or used to create a nice ambiance and environment for your home. Many even use it to bring peace and tranquility to their day.
But here’s a question we all need to ask: what really goes into those candles? The truth is, even though it may seem that a candle is completely harmless, in reality, scented candles are considered to be a huge cause of indoor air pollution. According to one of our favorite bloggers, Wellness Mama: “Most candles are made of paraffin wax, which creates highly toxic benzene and toluene when burned (both are known carcinogens). In fact, the toxins released from paraffin candles are the same as those found in diesel fuel fumes.” She continues: “On top of that, many scented candles also have wicks that contain heavy metals like lead, and even a few hours of burning them can create levels of airborne heavy metals that are much higher than the acceptable limits. In the US, candle wicks are supposed to be made of cotton or paper, but studies have found that as much as 30% of candles contain heavy metals in the wicks.”
A Healthy and Safe Alternative
It’s important that we read labels and become aware of the ingredients that are used in the products we use daily. Products that are made to enhance and improve the conditions of our home – NOT make it toxic and harmful.
We don’t love these natural jar candles because they’re in jars (well the jar bit is definitely a plus). Mainly, we love them because they bring you all the deliciousness, tranquility and ambiance you’ll need without putting your health at risk.
‘Variety is the Spice of Life’
And we promise you won’t have to worry about finding your favorite natural jar candle scent. Whether you’re into those delicious fruity scents like orange, lemon, cranberry, or prefer more spicy scents – we’ve got you covered.
If you’re looking for something to relax with, lavender may become your absolute favorite. Lavender is often associated with relaxation, and lighting a candle a few hours before bed may become part of your evening routine.
Let’s Recap: Benefits of Natural Jar Candles
- Eco-friendly candles with glass packaging (that can be recycled or even reused)
- Health-friendly candles that are free of chemicals and toxins
- Clean and fresh indoor air
- Long-lasting candles (20-100 hours!)
- Scented with essential oils
- Variety of scents for you to choose from
So there you have it. Go ahead and enjoy your candle knowing that you don’t have to worry about polluting your air or harming the environment. And of course, what better way to ditch plastic this July than these beautiful natural jar candles?
Don’t forget to comment below to tell us all about your experience. Let’s keep our air clean and fresh.