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Is Soy Wax Safe For Skin?

Here at Scented Designs Candle Company, we've been making our hand poured soy candles for 6 or 7 years now, and we've learned a thing or two about candle wax in this time. Over the years, a common question we've heard from customers at crafts shows or online is if soy wax is skin safe, or even if soy wax is good for your skin. 

August 13, 2022 — Kate De Palma
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Fragrances Oils vs. Essential Oils in Candles: What's the Difference?

Fragrances Oils vs. Essential Oils in Candles: What's the Difference?

Essential Oils vs. Fragrance Oils in Candles

With today’s emphasis on natural, non-toxic products, you may find yourself searching for scented candles that are safe for you and your family to enjoy.

Unfortunately, there can be a lot confusion around the topic of scented oils for candles, including questions like, Are essential oils and fragrance oils the same? Are fragrance oils natural? and, ultimately, Are fragrance oils safe?

This blog post will walk you through what fragrance oils are, a discussion of why fragrance oils are not toxic, and how they compare to essential oils when it comes to candles and the environment.

February 14, 2018 — Kate De Palma
Can You Take Soy Candles on a Plane?

Can You Take Soy Candles on a Plane?

As you go about your holiday shopping, one important consideration is whether or not you’ll be able to travel with the soy candles or other gifts you’re planning on bringing to your family and friends. Not really a problem if you’re driving, but sometimes an issue if you’re flying home for the holidays.

Not only do you want to avoid those pesky baggage fees if you’re able (no olive oil gifts, here) but there’s also nothing worse than arriving at the airport and going through security only to find that you have a prohibited item that needs to be tossed out or mailed.

So, the question is, Can you take soy candles on a plane?

November 28, 2017 — Kate De Palma