Way Out Wax Candles
This Valentine's Day, light up the winter darkness -- and your sweetie's heart -- with the gift of gorgeous green candles. Take in the relaxing, romantic mood set up by flickering flames, and enjoy scents of soothing plant oils.
Conventional candles are made of petroleum-based paraffin wax, synthetic dyes and artificial fragrances, which are toxic to produce and result in indoor air pollutants. Cheaper wicks may contain traces of heavy metals, which can get released into the air during combustion.
Instead, give your loved ones something more natural, such as these charming candles from Vermont-based Way Out Wax. Available for a limited time, the handmade, 100% soy candles come in recycled glass, and are scented with your choice of pure essential oils, with no artificial ingredients.
Way Out Wax Votives
Not thinking pink? Way Out Wax offers votives in a range of colors, all year long. There's also a wide selection of essential oil scents, like lemongrass, orange, cedarwood, cinnamon, peppermint, rosemary, sage, unscented and more, as well as enticing blends like Escentual Love, made with lavender, patchouli and rosewood. Perfect for a romantic evening at home.
Way Out Wax's True Organics collection is made with certified organic essential oils.
Lavender has long been prized for its reputed ability to calm and relax. With aromatherapy candles from Way Out Wax, you're getting the real deal: nothing but pure lavender essential oil. Most conventional drugstore candles include synthetic fragrances, and many don't contain any real essential oil.
Founded in Thailand in 2006, BsaB (pronounced "Bee-sah-Bee") candles are 100% natural, and scented with pure essential oils. They are made of soy wax, or check out the funky "coral" beeswax candles. All packaging is biodegradable, much of it recycled paper, and printing inks are soy. The company is building a solar-powered manufacturing facility.
For a fresh, romantic scent, check out Night Petals.
BsaB Bamboo Candles
BsaB also offers soy candles in gorgeous bamboo pillars, which are re-fillable. They come in green or brown finishes, and several sizes.
Paddywax Candles' Eco Collection packs soy candles in 100% post-industrial recycled paper boxes, which are chlorine-free, biodegradable and finished by FSC (Forest Stewardship Council)-certified printers. Each hang tag is secured with hemp twine. Delightful scents include fresh ruby grapefruit and thyme and olive leaf.
Keep your favorite fragrance lingering with one of Caldrea's essential-oil candles. Try the refreshing Basil Blue Sage.
Caldrea's essential-oil candles come packaged in reusable glass containers.
Lola Rose Soy Candles
Lola Rose, one of the UK's leading jewelry designers and a favorite among the utterly girly, has also made beautiful soy candles. Apart from being funky, pretty and ... well ... utterly girly, Lola's soy candles contain no petroleum.