Why Beanpod Candles are good for your health, the earth and the economy

Boy, just the title makes  hefty promises.

How can a candle help your health, the earth AND the economy all at the same time?

The thing you need to know is this:

Beanpod Candles are made with 100% soy wax. Most candles on the market are made with paraffin wax which comes from crude oil.

Okay, before your eyes glaze over with boredom, I’ll promise that it’s much cooler than that. Just keep reading!

Your Health

So what does soy wax have to do with your health?

If you burn candles, frequently or not, you’ll notice that paraffin wax burns black. That black ring around your clear glass candle jar? That is the gross soot that the paraffin wax emits when burning. Yikes.

Also, think of this: paraffin wax emits 11 toxins documented by the American Lung Association, 2 of which are known carcinogens.

Soy Candles do have some soot, but it’s a similar make up to the soot that is produced by your toaster and cooking oil. Yes, your toaster produces soot. I know, I had no idea either. This has absolutely no ill-effects on your health. Before you go looking around your toaster for soot and ashes to clean up, this type of soot is invisible to the naked eye. Sit back down, put the washcloth away.

The Earth

This one is easy and needs no explanation.

Soy beans: renewable resource. Oil: not so much.

The Economy

This is my final and favourite thought on Beanpod Candles.

They are produced in New Hampton, Iowa, a town of less than 5,000 people. (Wow, right?). They grow the soy beans and manufacture the candles right there. I think that is pretty amazing. I like a company with small town ethics because that’s the way we live around here.

When you buy a Beanpod Candle you are helping a US based company providing fair trade products and wages, not one based in China paying way too little for their labour. Canadian based would be better, but anything is better than foreign.

Yes, the stuff does have to get shipped here from Iowa, so there is some carbon footprint, but it WAY less than a cargo ship from Asia.

As part of a farming community, you can certainly understand how buying a product using only farm grown produce helps our cause as well as theirs.

They’ve got some pretty cool scents and products.

I always take special requests from customers. If you have a favourite scent and we don’t carry it, just drop me a line at pizazz.florals@bellnet.ca

I’ll get it for you the next time we do a candle order.

That’s why I love a small business! We’re small so we’re quick. I can say “yeah, we’ll get that in for you.”

Oh, by the way, Beanpod Candles are on sale for 15% off right now at Pizazz! Florals

My favourite is Hot Apple Cider. What’s yours?


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