Did you know that candles and candle holders not only provide a great ambiance, but can also help clean and detoxify the air and make you fell better? Now, we’re not talking about just any candle holder and certainly not just any candle.
For instance, most candles in the marketplace today are made with paraffin wax, a petroleum by-product, which is filled with toxins. On top of that, many of these candles also contain synthetic scents created to match some well loved scents, most of which can be found in nature ie. cinnamon, jasmine, etc… or various blends. When these candles are lit and heat up, they release these toxins into the air where they can be inhaled http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/8211543.stm. But when a beeswax candle is lit, it’s a whole different story.
Beeswax is considered the cleanest and longest burning fuel and when lit, emits something called negative ions. Science has proven that anything floating in the air is positively charged. This includes all toxins, pollens, dust, molds, bacteria, viruses etc… and these are substances we can breath in. Due to the “opposites attract” law, these negative ions released by beeswax candles are then able to attach themselves to the positively charged matter floating in the air. Once attached, they become too heavy to stay in the air, and they fall to the ground where they can no longer be inhaled. Science has also found that negative ions can help with mood, stress and breathing, although the best way to gain significant exposure is by being outside in nature, especially barefoot [but that’s another post ;)].
The principle is similar with our candles holders. But again, we’re not talking about just any candle holders, we are talking about Pink Himalayan Salt Candle Holders. Pink Himalayan Salt has a crystalline structure and when the salt crystals are exposed to heat, which then combines with the moisture in the air, they create negative ions. These negative ions are then able to bind with the positively charged, often toxic particles floating in the air. Once again, these particles become too heavy to continue floating and fall to the ground.
So, pairing the Pink Himalayan Salt Candle Holders with Beeswax Candles increases this “feel good” negative ion power. Not only do you get a great ambiance, but you also get the additional benefit of cleaner air. It is this negative ion power that’s the reason behind the increasing popularity of salt caves, the latest in spa treatments.
These candle holders are a new addition to Fresh Unlimited. They come in a set of 3 spherical Pink Himalayan Salt Candle Holders with 3 beeswax tealight candles.
Check them out here!
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We’ve just put the new video for our Swans Island Organic personalized baby blankets up on the site.
These are heirloom quality blankets that have been hand loomed with the softest certified organic merino wool and are sure to provide warmth and comfort to that brand new life being welcomed into the world. As in true artisanal fashion, the quality and love infused in the creation of these blankets will ensure they last for generations to come!
Blankets can be ordered as is or can also be monogrammed. When it comes to caring for your blanket, Swans Island provides a cleaning service where they will wash your blanket with organic soap, block it and dry it. They can also repair and depill blankets if needed. Fees vary based on the work in question. Swans Island can be contacted at 1 888 526 9526. Another option is to have your blanket professionally dry cleaned.
Swans Island blankets are the standard for luxury heirloom sustainable blankets. The wool is obtained from sustainably raised sheep, including Merino sheep that have been raised according to organic standards. The organic merino wool is used for the baby blankets along with one of Swans Island’s line of throws, their men’s and women’s scarves as well as women’s wraps.
Check out our selection or organic blankets and throws as well as other green gifts!