Heartwood Soy Wax Candle

September 20, 2015


Ste že preizkusile sveče s sojinim voskom? Ne? Sojine sveče so ena izmed alternativ parafinskim svečam, parafin pa je seveda izdelan iz nafte. Amm, fuj! Večina sveč je narejenih iz parafina, le ta pa pri gorenju povzroča visoko toksična benzen in toluen (tudi v večini lakov za nohte), ki sta znana karcinogena. Pravzaprav so toksini, ki nastanejo pri gorenju parafinskih sveč isti toksinom v izpušnih plinih dizelskega goriva. Pa zakaj jih potem sploh izdelujejo iz takih sestavin?! Joj sploh ne razumem zakaj nas takšno sranje sploh obkroža?! Ah. Sintetične dišave v teh svečah pa mi včasih povzročijo še glavobol. Saj nič ne težim, upam pa, da vsaj katero, ki sveče uporablja, spreobrnem v nakup tistih, ki so bolj prijazne okolju in zdravju. Proti sem tudi svečam iz palmovega olja, saj nasadi palm uničujejo deževni pragozd in s tem živalski prostor raznolikim vrstam živali in rastlin. Več pa si lahko preberete tukaj.
Dobro, po tem kratkem "rantu" gremo zdaj lahko naprej. Z velikim veseljem vam predstavljam angleško znamko Heartwood Candle Company in njihove ročno izdelane 100% naravne sojine sveče. Sveče so letos dobile prenovljeno embalažo, ki je mimogrede čudovita, in za mojo prvo sojino svečo sem si izbrala Jasmine, Mandarin & Grapefruit* vonj. Kot že rečeno, sveča je izdelana iz sojinega voska iz obnovljivih virov in ekološko pridelanih eteričnih olj in vlita v kozarec iz prozornega in kvalitetnega stekla. 

Jasmine, Mandarin & Grapefruit sveča ima čuten, topel vonj. Ima močan cvetlični vonj po jasminu, rahlo zaznaven, sladko svež vonj po mandarini in citrusen vonj po grenivki. Čeprav nedvomno prevladuje vonj jasmina, je kombinacija bele cvetlice in obeh agrumov krasna in unikatna, kar kaže na dobro poznavanje aromaterapije. Naj tu opozorim na močno koncentriran vonj sveče, ki me je prvič kar malo vrgel na rit. Priznam, da mi je bil vonj premočan, a pri prvem gorenju se je moje mnenje takoj spremenilo! Sveča oddaja čudovit vonj, ki niti malo ni premočan ampak prostor čudovito osveži in odišavi. Mmm.<3 Všeč mi je kako lepo sveže in cvetlično zadiši, ko pridem v prostor, kjer je sveča prižgana. Oh kako si želim, da bi obstajal "scratch and sniff" gumb, da bi jo lahko povohale.
Sveča je sicer namenjena poletnim nočem, jaz pa jo najraje prižigam prav v tem času, na prehodu iz poletja v jesen. Verjetno zato, ker se od poletja niti malo ne želim posloviti! S svečo sem nadvse zadovoljna in zelo se veselim dejstva, da gori približno 25 do 30 ur, kar pomeni, da jo bom imela še nekaj časa. Yay! Zelo me zanimajo še ostali vonji in mislim, da bi se morala znamka razširiti še na izdelovanje parfumov. Naj omenim še @heartwoodcandle Instagram profil, kjer si med drugim lahko ogledate kako sveče sploh izdelujejo in Lauro, soustanoviteljico in izdelovalko sveč čez dan in bobnarko čez noč. :)
Za konec lahko rečem le še, da svečo priporočam vsem ljubiteljicam jasmina in cvetličnih vonjev. Tukaj pa si lahko ogledate še njihove druge vonje. 


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Have you tried soy candles? No? Well, soy candles are one of the alternatives to regular scented candles made of paraffin wax, which is a petroleum waste product. Yuck! Most candles are made of paraffin wax, which when burned creates highly toxic and known carcinogens, benzene and toluene. In fact, the toxins released from paraffin candles are the same as those found in diesel fuel fumes. Toluene is also found in majority of conventional nail polishes. Why the hell they even make products with stuff like that?! It's cheap, I guees. I'm so annoyed with all this shit surrounding us. Ugh! Besides that, I sometimes get headaches with those candles and their synthetic fragrances. I don't like being a smarty pants, even though sometimes I can be, so I'll rather finish. I hope that I at least turned someone around to choose environmentally and health friendly candle. Oh and I'm also against palm oil candles, because palm plantations are damaging rainforest and its natural diversity. Where will the orangutans live then? Just read this post if you want to learn more.

After this quick but necessary rant I can now move forward. With great pleasure I introduce you to a beautiful English brand Heartwood Candle Company and their hand made, 100% natural soy candles. Candles got a makeover this year, which is btw absolutely stunning, and for my first soy candle I chose Jasmine, Mandarin & Grapefruit*. Like I said, made with sustainable soy wax and the finest organic essential oils, these candles are packaged in glass jars and luxury recyclable gift boxes. They're just so darn pretty, don't you think so?!

Jasmin, Mandarin & Grapefruit Candle has a sensuous and warming scent. It has a strong, floral scent of jasmine and a very light, sweet and fresh scent of mandarin and citrusy scent of grapefruit. The jasmine scent is definitely the strongest, but the combination of pretty white flowers and both agrums is so lovely and unique which definitely shows a great expertise of aromatherapy. Let me warn you here, the candle has a strong and concentrated scent that threw me off a bit when I first smelled it. I didn't except such a strong scent but immediately after I first used it, I feel in love with it! Candle gives such a beautiful, inviting scent, it fills the room with a fresh and floral scent. Delicious.<3 I wish there was a scratch and sniff button so you could all smell it.

This candle is described as a wonderful candle for summer nights, but I like to use it right now, at the end of summer or should I rather say in the beginning of autumn. Probably because I don't want to say goodbye to summer! I'm super pleased with the candle and I'm even more excited about the approximate burning time of 25 - 30 hours, which means I'll probably have it for a while. I want to try their other scent as well and I also think they should expand into making perfume oils. At the end I would just like to mention the @heartwoodcandle Instagram account where you can see candle making process in the action and the ever so lovely Laura, co-founder and candle maker by day and drummer by night. :)

I highly recommend this Jasmine, Mandarin & Grapefruit candle to all jasmine lovers and lovers of floral scents. If that doesn't sound like something you'd like, then you should definitely check out their other candles here


Love,
Jana xx

*sample generously provided
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12 comments :

  1. beautiful, I would actually choose the same scent for myself (which I should do!) :). I also love Pairfum soy candles, always smell nice.

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    1. Oh really, then you should definitely give it a go! :) Never heard of these before, so I quickly googled them and they look nice :) Thanks for letting me know :) xx

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  2. Oh how I feel you about all the bad stuff that surrounds us! Conventional candles are horrible, just walking the candle aisle in the supermarket give me headaches lol. This one looks amazing, and it's so pretty too. I've only tried the soy candles from Emma's soy candles (based in ireland). She makes super cute tins :-) xx

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    1. Glad to hear you agree with me on that, so f* annying! Aww they really are super cute!<3 And from Ireland, another plus :) I was there ten years ago and I absolutely loved it and I hope I'll visit again! :) xx

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  3. I live in Toronto, and I wish I had more access to soy candles. I can sometimes find them in small shops downtown, but nothing that's close by. Everything is conventional or beeswax and I'm not a fan of either. Thank goodness for Etsy!

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    1. Hi Sarah! Oh I'm so sorry to hear that, I hope you'll get more selection of soy candles soon! :) You got that right, etsy is amazing<3 xx

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  4. Zanimiva in uporabna objava tega pa res nisem vedela!

    Larisa
    http://girlof21st.blogspot.si/

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    1. Larisa, najlepša hvala, me zelo veseli, da ti je bila všeč! :) x

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  5. Dejansko še nisem slišala, da to sploh obstaja.. Hvalabogu za bloge :) Bo treba preizkusit, ker sem nora na sveče - še posebej na vonj vanilije :) xo

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    1. Marcela, zelo me veseli, da si zvedela nekaj novega, hvala za tvoj komentar :) Ne vem na pamet, ampak zagotovo imajo kakšno lepo svečo, ki ima tebi ljub vonj, le pobrskaj na njihovi strani:) Škoda le, ker jih pred nakupom ne moramo povohati xx

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  6. This sounds amazing! I will definitely be checking them out!

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