Why choose a soy wax candle?
Did you know the majority of candles on the market are made from paraffin wax or a blend containing it? Paraffin wax is a by-product of the petroleum refining process and may contaminate the air with petrol-carbon soot. Not high on the list of things I want my family to be inhaling in our home. This is why I choose to use 100% soy wax, a vegetable-based wax made from the oil of soy beans. Sourced domestically, soy wax is a cleaner-burning, all-natural, renewable resource. Soy candles burn longer and without all the soot you’ll notice from paraffin candles.
Why pure essential oils instead of synthetic fragrance oils?
Developing a good-for-you product for your home extends to the type of scents we choose to use, as well. Pure essential oils are often referred to as the “life force” of plants and can provide unique and varied therapeutic benefits. The majority of candles on the market are scented with synthetic fragrance oil (as well as most perfumes, deodorants and body products). Even many candles that mention they are “infused” with essential oils will only contain a small portion of natural essential oils, with the rest of the scent comprised of synthetic fragrance oils. Slow North’s candles are always scented with pure essential oils to offer premium, healthy alternatives for your home.