I’ve been spending a lot of time at home writing lately, so I’m going through even more candles than usual as I try to make a comfortable environment for myself to work in. The newest one that I’m trying out is from the Soy Delicious line. The candles are made with 100% soy (instead of paraffin wax) and they burn cleanly, with almost no smoke coming from the tin. (Very nice for your health). The scent I tried is called Karma, and it’s a relaxing blend of rich lavender and warm vanilla that immediately welcomes me into the room where it’s burning. What’s really cool about these candles though is that once the candle liquefies, you can dip either your finger or the small spoon that’s included in the package into the liquid and use it as a moisturizing protein rub on your hands, feet, cuticles, or elbows. (I’ve been using it on my cuticles and it’s made them really soft). It sounds crazy, but the soy liquid is only slightly hotter than your body temperature, so there’s no chance of being burned. (But make sure you blow the candle out first!)
The candles come in a wide variety of scents, so if you’re into more of an energizing fragrance, be sure to check out Orange Groves or Pina Colada. (My next one is going to have to be Fresh Linen though, since that’s my favorite all time candle scent). The candles retail for $34 and can be found at www.soy-delicious.com.