I love candles. They seem to immediately make my home feel so much home-ier and welcoming. I like how relaxing and calming they can be. Recently I heard a story of a family that would turn off all the lights when the sun went down and the older kids would go around the house and light a candle in each room. This helped the family begin to relax and get ready for the night. I can see how it would be such a good transition for the whole family (adults included) to take a break from television, iPads, and just the general hustle that comes with our modern life.
For years candles have given me headaches. I’d light them and enjoy them until I just couldn’t stand it anymore. I always thought it was all the crazy fake scents that were in it, but when I switched to organic ones it didn’t seem to make it difference. It wasn’t until I got diagnosed with a soy allergy that I realized it was the fact that it was made from soy!
I went without candles for a while, but I missed the warm candle in the kitchen or the cozy candle as I read a book, so I started researching soy-free candles. I discovered beeswax candles and coconut oil candles. Since beeswax and coconut candles are not readily available in most stores, I thought it might be helpful if I did a round up of all the ones I’ve tried! All the companies below graciously sent me a candle in exchange for my review, but all opinions are 100% mine.
Even if you don’t have a soy allergy, I think you will love these all natural candles. Beeswax candles are so fantastic for cleaning the air and helping with asthma. I love that I know that my candles are not only enjoyable but benefiting my family as they burn.
Queen Mab Alchemy
This peppermint essential oil candle smells amazing! It’s so pure and clean smelling. I think it would be the perfect happy to give a pregnant mom. It’s very calming and I am sure the smell would help with nausea.
Early on Queen Mab Alchemy made the decision to use coconut wax rather than soy and has since added beeswax to many of their blends. Integrity and honesty are core values for Queen Mab Alchemy and they choose only the best ingredients for their candles. Their new EO line of aromatherapy candles are made in small batches using all natural waxes and pure or organic essential oil. Queen Mab Alchemy is offering my readers 10% discount with the coupon code (valid now until May 21, 2017) The code is 17SPRING10.
You guys, I kind of squealed when I opened this box. To be honest, I thought I’d need to give up decorative candles such as candlesticks and birthday candles (could you contaminate food anymore?). The first thing that stuck out to me was how nice they were made. There is a definite difference in beeswax candlestick and the cheapo soy candlesticks. I had a blast using Epic Beeswax’s birthday candles on this cake. If you’d like to purchase one, Epic Beeswax has offered you guys a coupon for 15% off just type in REALFOODIEFAM in the coupon field.
So the Sigh of Relief candle is my new go-to candle when I get a sinus headache. It reminds me of the essential oils they use when giving massages and it’s crazy relaxing. It’s the perfect candle to light as you unwind from your day. The Spicy Cider reminds me of a cozy fall day. During fall I LOVE to burn pumpkin spice candles and I am so happy that I’ve found a fun fall replacement!
Each scent is blended to not only smell nice but provide a beneficial aromatherapy effect which is why they call themselves Wick Fix. An example is the Sigh of Relief candle that is a blend of lavender, mint, and eucalyptus that has a calming effect while helping to relieve sinus congestion. Wick Fix believes you breathe what you burn so they don’t add anything extra like dyes; instead, they make by hand one of a kind stained glass piece that represents the oils inside the candle. For 10% off use the coupon code “piper” in the coupon field box.
First off, how cute is the packaging? It looks like something right out of Urban Outfitters. I think it would make a great gift. It smells amazing! My son was having a tough day unwinding, so we curled up on the couch and read a book and enjoyed the scent of the lavender candle. It really did help him relax! Check out RT1home’s shop and get a 10% off discount with the coupon code “WELCOME053117” and it expires May 31, 2017.
Isn’t the tea cup candle adorable? The lavender scent is the perfect companion to a good book and hot cup of tea! Burning 3SistersVintageCo candles produces an air-cleaning quality due to the negative ions released when heated, bonding with toxins and removing them from the air. I love that (and it’s true for all the beeswax candles). A fun fact about these candles is that they are made by a twelve-year-old. Impressive, huh?
To get a 10% discount applied to any total after $10 enter 3sisters in the coupon field box.
The beeswax candle purifies the air and is totally made of beeswax, but it is more similar to the traditional scented candles you may be used to. The MuffinBerry scent seriously smells like blueberry muffins baking in my kitchen. If you want a stronger scent than an essential oil, I recommend this one. If you are more sensitive to stronger smells, then go for their essential oil blends. Don’t you love the mason jar? Definitely, check out Zax Bees Wax. They offer 5% off daily on their website and are offering my readers a free shipping coupon if you head over to their Etsy site and spend over $50. Just type in “FREESHIP17” to get your fresshipping.
Aren’t these candles gorgeous? They’ve been on my kitchen table and are so bright airy that they remind of the beach. beeLuxe candles are only lightly scented by the natural smell of beeswax, which is softly sweet. They are the perfect ambiance candle that won’t compete with dinner smells during your dinner party. beeLuxe has all natural ingredients and their containers are meant to be recycled and made food safe. How cool is that?
For 10% off order (valid through May 22, 2017) use the coupon code “realfoodie” and use “freeship” for free shipping for orders over $125.00.