This holiday season surprise your sweeties with aromatic hand-crafted soy candles. These candles do hold the upper hand in fragrant burning — here are their benefits:
Soy candles are 100% natural. Made with soybeans, soy candles are produced by renewable grown sources. Contrarily, paraffin candles are made of petroleum, a non-renewable resource that contains carcinogens.
Lighting a soy candle ensures cleaner burning with noticeable less soot. Paraffin candles release a significant amount of black soot that is visible and collects around the jar and its surrounding.
Soy candles are also non-toxic and won’t release toxins in the air as they burn.
Additionally, soy candles are also longer lasting than paraffin candles. The reason behind longevity of soy candles is the slower burning time and cooler burning temperature of the soybean-based wax. This wax is also highly biodegradable, making soy candles the more environmentally friendly option.
Lastly, soy candles are just better smelling. Soy wax is popular for holding on to essential oils and releasing them gradually. This makes the transition to sweet-smelling surrounding more gentle rather than a heavy wave of scent that paraffin candles emit.
Stop by Ruth Swissa to purchase your soy candle — here is a list of our top-selling scents:
You’ve probably wondered why is it that you always develop a sniffle or dry cough around the holiday time? Many theories claim it’s the temperature change and so on. However, the one leading cause of holiday season sickness is holiday stress! The pressures of finding perfect presents, booking flights, cooking dinners, etc. builds up elevates your cortisol levels. High cortisol translates to low immunity. Here are some simple ways to prevent holiday stress sickness:
Prepare/Build Up Your Immune System: When holiday shopping comes around, the density of people and germs just about doubles. Make sure to disinfect your hands and minimize your exposure to stranger’s germs. Keep vitamin D and C levels high.
Restrict the Sweets: Although it may be tempting to indulge in a candycane or grandma’s gingerbread, sugar is a factor in increasing risks of sickness. Turn to protein to fill the sugar-craving void.
Don’t Forget About YOU: It’s quite easy to get rapped up in pleasing others during the holiday season, but it’s important to continue to take care of yourself in order to prevent sickness from overcoming. Make sure to prioritize and put your bodily needs as high on the list as “Getting ingredients for the stuffing” — eat breakfast, keep hydrated, and don’t overwork yourself when scavenging for gifts.