When choosing the right spell candle for you, it's important to understand that not all candles are created equal. Throughout history, a variety of things have been used to create candles. Today's candle makers, also known as chandlers, still use a wide variety of basic ingredients.
Here at Inexplicable Things, we are no different. We like to offer our clients and customers a variety of choices, in the hopes that our patrons can find something just right for them.
We currently use the following types of wax:
But what is the difference between them?
Paraffin wax has advantages and disadvantages. This type of wax often carries an extremely high fragrance load, making the candles smell amazing. Their molecules then release the fragrance into the air as they burn. They also burn and cool at a higher temperature which makes for great candle reading.
However, to some, the disadvantages often outweigh the advantages. Paraffin is, after all, a petroleum- based by product, so it can emit toxins when burned. These toxins usually aren’t too noticeable, but some folks that are sensitive to certain chemicals can have adverse reactions including nausea, headaches and similar experiences.
Paraffin wax candles are often cheaper than other types.
Currently, we offer 6" Paraffin pillar candles.
Soy wax, made from soybeans, is a natural wax. All candles emit a little soot as they burn, but natural candles like soy, emit far less. Soy wax is biodegradable, so it does not contain the toxins and carcinogens that are found in petroleum-based waxes – which makes them better for the environment. In addition to this, soy wax has a lower melting point and longer burn time. They will burn 30-50% longer than most paraffin candles.
The down side is that soy candles can be greatly affected by changing temperatures. They can expand and contract, often causing shrinkage, cracking, or sinking. They also can melt if left in a warm environment too long. Some types of fragrances do not blend well with soy wax. Soy wax also often needs additives to make is stronger or hold a form. Molded soy candles are not 100% natural - so if you see soy candles that are free standing, they either have additives added when the soy wax flakes are made, or the candle crafter has added certain additives. These additives, when burned, can release chemicals that can be harmful when inhaled.
Currently, we offer 4oz Soy Candles in a recycled dark green glass container with a natural bamboo lid.
These candles all have all natural and eco-friendly wicks!
Beeswax is top shelf! Beeswax candles are the most natural candles you can buy. They are naturally scented by the honey from the bees, so there are really no additives needed. Beeswax candles tend to burn much longer and cleaner than paraffin, soy or other wax candles. They are a slower burn with an amazing ambience. The flame of a paraffin or soy candle just does not compare to the warm glow of a beeswax candle.
They burn exceptionally clean with very little to no soot.
And did you know that beeswax candles actually pull toxins out of the air? Negative ions within the wax bind with toxins in the air and pull them to the ground, basically cleaning the air when you burn them. No other wax can do this.
The only real disadvantage to beeswax candles is that they tend to be a bit more pricey than other candles, because of their benefits, quality, and the lengths at which the apiary must go to gather the wax. However, the benefits of burning sustainable, 100% all natural, beautiful beeswax candles vastly outweigh the higher price tag.
Beeswax candles can burn with such a power and strength that you can FEEL your ancestors and spirits near you. Burning beeswax candles has always made my personal spell craft stronger, the effects more recognizable, the candle work more offertory.
Try them, you will see and feel the difference.
No other wax quite compares!
Currently, we offer 6" hand dipped beeswax taper candles, which are sold as a pair.
We have 3" hand rolled beeswax mini pillar candles coming soon - also to be sold as a pair!