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What you need to know about candles!

Introducing Our New Rainforest Retreat Candle & The Health Benefits Associated.

As everyone knows, candles create a relaxing ambience and mood in your home, whether you’re entertaining or relaxing with a long soak in the tub or you simply want your home, room or work space to have a naturally fresh scent.

Have you ever thought about what you might be breathing in though? If you’re concerned about breathing in toxic fumes when you burn candles, rest assured that with our speciality Sunflower Oil and Olive Oil blended wax candles, there are none of the dangers associated with other candles that contain paraffin wax. Our wax candles provide a soft, natural lighting and blended with our signature scent of 100% natural essential oils you can be assured that there are no health risks associated with artificial fragrance either.

As with all Aequora products, our new Rainforest Retreat Candle is vegan friendly and contains no petroleum derived ingredients as many mainstream candles do.

Here's a bit about the nasties - we ought to know about this stuff!

Paraffin wax is derived from petroleum which, when burnt, can lead to respiratory problems. Not only this, the dark soot that it produces gets into fabrics and can stain walls. At Aequora, we also believe that no one should be inhaling this sort of thing!

Paraffin based candles also contain many other hidden nasties to result in a better-looking candle. These unpleasant additives and chemicals are added to improve texture, glossy finish, enhance blending and prevent premature fading. Ingredients often used and ones to definitely avoid include:

Microcrystallines, Polyethylenes, Vybar, Mineral Oil, Polysorbate 80, UV Light Inhibitors.

Paraffin candles release undesired chemicals such as alkanes, alkenes, and toluene, all of which are toxic to humans. Inhaling these compounds over a long period can increase the risk of developing chronic conditions such as common allergies, asthma, and even certain types of cancer.

WHY CHOOSE Aequora candles?

Our candles are made from a blend of Sunflower and Olive Oil wax, not only making them a safe and natural alternative to petroleum-based paraffin wax, but also renewable and biodegradable. By buying our candles, not only are you helping to support a healthier environment, but you’re also ensuring that the newest addition to your home decor burns clean and won’t detract from your air quality.

Ready to try our new Rainforest Retreat Aromatherapy Candle?

Our Candles are Vegan

So many types of candles use animal products! Beeswax comes from the hives of beeves, tallow comes from the fat of animals, and some wax even comes from whales or dolphins (hideous thought!). Our candles are 100% vegan and do not require any animal products in their production or use.

Other Considerations

Do you like scented candles? Candles can carry aromatherapeutic benefits, like our Rainforest Retreat Candle, but certain candles containing synthetic scents may end up making you sick. Our candles use natural essential oils to create a soothing and calming aroma. Also, our candles tend to hold scent better than paraffin candles because they burn slowly, releasing oils gradually.

Our Rainforest Retreat Candle comes in a natural colour as we don’t like to add dyes. Certain dyes also contain toxic compounds that may be dangerous if inhaled.

We use eco wicks which are safe to burn and produce no pollutants. Always trim the wick to approximately 5mm to keep your candle burning evenly and we recommend you trim it after 3-4 hours of burn time. Keeping your wick at the correct length can also help to prevent any build-up of residue around the candle.

Our simple but stylishly elegant white glass tumblers sit well in any home and they come beautifully boxed - what's not to love?


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