And why it pays to invest in soy
Every season has its signature scent. Spring brings to mind sweet-smelling flowers, while salty ocean breezes are quintessentially summer and winter is all about aromatic spices. Autumn might be the hardest to define, particularly as it is still warm in March, only just beginning to cool as we near May. However, botanic, woodsy, and exotic scents will always remind us of this transitional period.
As much as we love Australia, it doesn’t offer much in the way of autumn ambience. If you want to spice up your home this autumn and enjoy a refreshing start to the cooler months, the Silk Oil of Morocco Sweet Lemongrass Natural Soy Candle might just be your key to the changing of the seasons.
Don’t believe us? Read on.
Lighting a candle might just be the quickest way to transform any room in your house. As much as we love indulging in a new throw blanket, plush pillows, or vibrant plants, a scented candle can make a space feel completely different in just minutes. Aside from filling the air with lush scents, they can entirely transform a room into an oasis. Come on, you know that feeling! But more than just a delicious way to spice up a room's scent, candles can also add an element of visual interest. We’re thrilled with the beautiful, understated design of our Silk Oil of Morocco candles and think they make the perfect addition to any space. After all, brassy gold is still the trend du jour.
It’s worth noting that not all candles are created equal. As we all look to make our homes greener and cleaner, scented, paraffin-based candles have come under fire (pun intended) as burning them can release potentially toxic chemicals into the air. This is because paraffin is derived from petroleum (a refined gasoline product). But, thankfully there are alternatives to these dangerous, chemical-filled candles. And that’s where soy comes in. Because, unlike paraffin wax, soy wax is a natural, biodegradable product derived from soybeans! Soy wax has a lower melting point than paraffin wax and as a result, burns slower and longer than paraffin counterparts. The Silk Oil of Morocco Sweet Lemongrass Natural Soy Candle can burn up to 40 hours! It’s also important to know that paraffin candles burn with petro-soot (resulting in those ominous dark, sooty circles in certain candle jars), whereas soy candles burn with zero petroleum-based soot!
So that you can feel confident that you’ve got the highest-grade product, it’s important to know that the Silk Oil of Morocco Sweet Lemongrass Natural Soy Candle is designed and developed in Sydney, Australia and is completely vegan & cruelty-free. Further, our fragrance oils contain a high percentage of essentials oils for an accurate and natural scent that is both non-toxic and free of palm oil.
Now that we’ve decided soy is the ideal candle base, we get to do the fun stuff: deciding on the perfect scent. Depending on the room and the mood you want to evoke, the scent can have an extraordinary impact on any room. For example, if you want to enjoy a quiet and relaxing night in, lighting a candle with hints of lavender can help you unwind. If you are hosting guests at home and want them to feel invited, spicy amber scents can feel very welcoming.
Silk Oil of Morocco is particularly fond of the energizing and relaxing characteristics of lemongrass, which is known to have a powerful effect on the human senses. If you’re not familiar with lemongrass, it has a very clean, crisp aroma with a distinct citrusy feel, with a delicate touch of botanical grasses. The scent of the Sweet Lemongrass Natural Soy Candle is purifying, refreshing and energizing, and can help relieve stress and even assist with insomnia. In fact, lemongrass is commonly used in aromatherapy (such as in an oil diffuser or scented candle) to help aid in good quality sleep. Loved by aromatherapists and spas alike, the crispy, citrusy scent is known to help fight fatigue, calm nerves, and invigorate the senses. In fact, lemongrass has also been known to reduce stress-related symptoms, uplift one's mood, and even assist with concentration and mental clarity.
Whether you’re motivated by the changing of the seasons or want to enjoy the reinvigorating energy of lemongrass, the Silk Oil of Morocco Sweet Lemongrass Natural Soy Candle is the perfect addition to any room or office space!