Crystal's TLC only sells 100% soy wax candles. Our candles are made especially for us right here in the USA! Read below
and find out why soy candles are better for you and your environment.
- it's completely renewable and supports farmers- it's non-toxic and non-carcinogenic and produces less soot than paraffin- they melt at a lower temperature so are safer if spilled- soy wax is bio-degradable and can be cleaned up with soapy water- they smell stronger and throw scent better-Soy candles offer countless benefits to promote a healthy lifestyle. Fact: Paraffin wax is made from left over crude oil,straight from the 'bottom of the barrel'. When a paraffin candle is being burned, it's constantly producing carcinogens and other toxins known to cause cancer.
Soy wax is not only non-toxic and 100% natural, it's grown in
the USA! Soy wax is a renewable resource, supporting the
American farm industry. Soy wax retains it's strong scent, and
will burn twice as long as a standard paraffin candle.
Traditional candles release toxins when being burned. They typically have petroleum products in them. Soy, palm, or other vegetable wax candles burn cleaner, longer, and more evenly and are sooo much more environmentally friendly (or "green" as they say now). With a veg. wax candle, you don't wind up with a big hunk of wax left after the wick has burned out. You may have a tiny bit depending on the size/shape of the candle, but it is far less than what is normally left with a traditional candle. Also, I've noticed that scented veg. candles smell better/more natural. Like say you have a vanilla scented regular cheap candle & a vanilla soy candle...the regular one smells more like a woman who put on way too much vanilla body spray, and the soy candle smells more like you're just baking a vanilla cake/cookies/whatever in your house. And, I don't know if this is true, but it seems to me that the scent lingers longer after the candle has been blown out with veg. candles compared to traditional ones.
Soy Candles are better to burn because they burn less soot off and tend to make a better pool of fragrance which leaving a strong room filling scent. Soy Candles also tend to burn longer than traditional. On a health point thought, a friends child actually can't be around traditional candles because she actually has asthma attacks.
I personally only burn soy candles, trust me you try them once and you'll be hooked.
This is why wickless candles are becoming so popular.
When burning regular wax candles you subject yourself and family members to
emission of 11 toxins, 3 of which are carcinogenic! This is because
regular wax candles are made from petroleum and the candle wicks have a lead
Burning wax candles also leaves a residue of soot throughout your home.
Should a child or pet in your house ingest a piece of this type of candle, it
could be harmful.
Buying these candles supports the oil industry and its ever escalating prices.
Every one who likes candles should consider SOY, which burns at least 2X as long
as a regular candle and holds its scent for unlimited time.
The facts surrounding soy are clear and simple:
If you burn regular wax candles you are subjecting yourself and other household
members to 11 toxins, much the same as cigarette smoke. Soy should be your
choice. Remember Soy candles may be a little more expensive, but they burn
2X as long as a regular candles. do not forget to ask about the type of
wicks used, as lead base wicks are also harmful.
have recently had several fellow Ebayers ask me, "What is the rage about
soy?" Let's start with the obvious--IT SUPPORTS OUR AMERICAN SOYBEAN
FARMERS! It burns cleaner, slower, and
more even than paraffin wax, which is a petroleum byproduct.
The negative side to regular wax candles is that they do not burn evenly, they
are not smoke free (When you blow the candle out, you have alot of black stinky
smoke, which is unhealthy for you and your home.) If you are burning a jar
candle, you will see the black residue on the container. When you use pillar
candles, you need to maintain the candles, shaping the candle while it is warm
or hot, if it falls in or sinks. Working with hot wax has a high risk of getting
you burned. Not to mention spilling wax on your tables and counters can leave
color stains and marks. They also do not hold the fragrance very well.
Soy wax has negatives and positives also. soy does not hold color well, seperate
additives are needed to be mixed into the wax in order to make a color hold
longer, which I personally will not use because our company only uses natural
products. soy candles should be purchased as jar candles or tarts, not votives
or pillars because regular wax is added to soy wax in order to make a soy
"pillar or votive" candle hold it's shape. Which is NOT an all natural
candle. t it is a home healthy candle. a natural earth made product! I have
found that most soy candles are made with skin safe fragrances which means if
you can put it directly on your body, it will not harm YOU! Soy burns evenly and
lasts alot longer than regular wax candles. Look for candles that have Zinc core
wicks, or hemp wicks, these wicks produce virtually no smoke or soot when burned
or put out. This is great for people with allergies or asthma. Soy wax holds
it's scent evenly and stays strong all the way through, if made correctly.. Warm
water and soap will clean up the mess from carpets, floors, and counters.
Sales of soy wax are expected to more than triple this year alone. several
factors that make soy the fastest growing wax on the market today. Soy wax
contains only natural ingredients and no cancer causing ingredients, and is 100
percent biodegradable. Easier for people with breathing problems too. It is
clean burning and non-toxic, it does not produce soot, it is safe around
children and pets, Soy wax is made from a renewable and sustainable resource of
American grown soybeans. They burn cooler a with steady cool flame. Soy wax
emits little to no smoke and no soot using zinc wicks, and burns up to twice as
long as paraffin which is a bi-product of the crude oil industry.
The Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) warned about the danger of
metal core wicks (especially lead) as in the early 1970s. The candle
industry agreed to voluntarily stop using lead or other metals in the
wicks. However, 26 years later the University of Michigan took random
samplings and found about 30 percent of the candles tested from the United
States and overseas still used the lead wicks which release more lead into
the air than is recommended as safe by the EPA. The study also showed the
amounts of lead in the air increased the longer the candles burned.
DYES & FRAGRANCES-
Most candles on the market made from paraffin may also contain other
chemical additives in the dyes and fragrances that can be toxic when
Candle-makers are using increasing amounts fragrance oils into their wax
mixtures, some of which are not even suitable for combustion. Too much
fragrance, in “triple scented candles” can cause the candle wick to
mushroom, smoke when burned, and could even cause the candle itself to
combust causing shooting flames several inches above the candle. Excessive
amounts of fragrance oil contribute to soot (referred to as ghosting,
carbon tracking, carbon tracing, and dirty house syndrome ) a concern when
candles are burned indoors, it leaves reside on walls and furniture. Ever
notice the black soot on the jars of some of the well known candle
Most commercially manufactured fragrances are formulated in a petroleum
base, which are toxic properties when burned. Some scented candles have
been found to emit toxins such as acetone, tetrachloroethene,
chlorobenzene, ethylbenzene, styrene, xylene, phenol, cresol, cyclopentene,
lead, carbon monoxide, particulate matter and soot.
The candle industry, is not regulated by the government. Candle
manufacturers are not required to list or disclose hazardous, toxic or
carcinogenic compounds used as ingredients in their products or even place
warning labels on their products regarding lead content and emissions so
reading the label might not help.
See July 2006 Reader’s Digest on lung cancer “Why Me”? (also Dana
Reeve and my neighbor, both who never smoked, died of lung cancer.) Think
there is any relationship??
Ok, if the whole cancer thing is not enough for you to stop climbing into the beds of tanning death, what about this?
And, a quote from Dr. Bank, " "The bottom line -- any time your skin gets darker, it means you've done ultraviolet damage to the skin," And what does "damage to the skin" (aka a tan) translate to? Oh you know, just squamous cell carcinoma, basal cell carcinoma, and melanoma -- all technical words for skin cancer. So the doctor says that if you want to be darker, the only way to do it safely is with a spray tan.
Tanning beds can be a sweaty Cesspool
Compared to the fact that they can kill you, it might seem minor that many beds are full of bacteria and viruses. But salons don't want you to know just what a petri dish of germs their beds really are. Substances reported to be found: Sweat, pee and semen. "It can get pretty gross in those lay-down beds," says Carrillo. "People would leave and there would be pools of sweat on the bed. I always cleaned the beds well, but some girls weren't as diligent. They would use the same cleaning rags [customer after customer]," she says.
While "the cleaner used is supposed to be anti-virus, I actually got a rash once. I thought my back was breaking out really bad but when I asked my doctor, she told me it was a virus that you can contract from a tanning bed [that hasn’t been disinfected]," says Carrillo.
So, still want to hit the tanning beds?
I was one of the 60's crowd who worshipped the sun. Every summer day you could find me out in the yard or on the beach tanning. Today we know a lot more about the dangers sun damage can do. Many people believed the tanning beds were the answer to their concerns about tanning. I worked in a beauty salon which offered tanning beds to our clients. We had to go to a class about how to work the beds and time limitations to be exposed in the beds. I can remember like it was yesterday, the very first words our instructor said, "There is NO such thing as a safe tan, and that absolutely includes tanning beds!" Read this article borrowed from the internet and share the information to your friends.
Tanning indoors is MORE dangerous than tanning outdoors
One of the most common spiels you'll hear at the tanning salon is that if you're going to tan, it's "smarter" to do so in a bed as opposed to outdoors. Tanning salon employees like Heather Carrillo, who worked at a salon for a year and a half, say they are taught in their "Smart-Tan Certification" to "never say indoor tanning is 'safe' [but] to say it is 'smart.' Obviously getting a tan is not safe, so the selling point is that in a bed you can monitor the exact amount of exposure as opposed to tanning outside where the UV percentages change every day."
So is this true? Is tanning indoors smarter that outdoors due to the "controlled environment" of a bed? David E. Bank, MD, a dermatologist and educational spokesperson for The Skin Cancer Foundation, says no. In fact, he maintains that it's quite the opposite -- tanning indoors is actually more dangerous to the health of your skin because "you're getting a much higher concentration of the longer wavelength UVA, which damages more deeply into the skin" than being out in the sun. And research backs him up. "Frequent tanners using new, high-pressure sunlamps may receive as much as 12 times the annual UVA dose compared to the dose they receive from sun exposure" and are "74 percent more likely to develop melanoma than those who have never tanned indoors," says The Skin Cancer Foundation.
I borrowed this article from the internet word for word because I think it is very important for this information to be known. Read all labels, know what you are reading, and know what these chemicals can possibly do to your health!
California Nail Salons Stock Mis-Labeled,Potentially Harmful Polishes
Beauty obsessed women in California beware; a Department of Toxic Substances Control report reveals that select nail polishes "commonly" found in salons that are said to be toxic-free, are anything but.
According to a story from the AP, the new study found mislabeled polishes to contain chemicals that "have the potential to harm thousands of women who work in more than 48,000 nail salons in California and their customers."
The agency says that the false claims violate a law that requires full disclosure of harmful chemicals. Undercover investigators randomly tested 25 brands that claimed to be free of toluene, dibutyl phthalate (DBP) and formaldehyde, sometimes referred to as the "toxic trio" (exposure to which can cause illness).
Among the polishes that were tested and subsequently deemed "mislabeled" were: Sation 99 basecoat, Sation 53 red-pink nail color, Dare to Wear nail lacquer, Chelsea 650 Baby's Breath Nail Lacquer, New York Summer Nail Color, Paris Spicy 298 nail lacquer, Sunshine nail lacquer, Cacie Light Free Gel Basecoat, Cacie Sun Protection Topcoat, Golden Girl Topcoat, Nail Art Top-N-Seal and High Gloss Topcoat.
Neon is back and I am "totally" thrilled. What better way to express yourself then with color and neon is an excellent choice! Ok, so maybe not an 80's bring back to life gig but think about the awesome ways to use eye catching neon colors.
Bring excitement to your wardrobe with accessories, belts, hats, shoes, fun earrings, bright watches, funky rings and necklaces. Imagination is the key to using neon colors in a fun fashionable way without looking like a circus clown. No matter what your age may be, there is a place for these fun colors in your wardrobe or even your home!
How about some cool neon vases to brighten up your living room?
Why not spice up your work area? Throw some neon on your desk! How fashionable you have just become!
These pretty tops would look great with a pair of jeans or you can dress these tops up with a great skirt and a blazer. How about a pair of shorts and a matching pair of flip flops! Be creative. Explore the possibilities. Have fun with neon colors. The 80's, big hair, heavy metal music, funky patterns, leg warmers and NEON COLORS. Have fun!"♥ •.¸¸.•´¯`•.♥ CRYSTAL ♥.•´¯`•.¸¸."˜˜"*°•✫
Hooray! Pretty nails are back in fashion! Not the extra long, claw someone's eye out nails, but workable length, decorated, beautiful nails. To me, this type of nail style is not only beautiful but a common sense way to have beautiful hands. Whether at the work place, cooking at home for the family, or out on the town, pretty nails are ALWAYS, noticed. Keep in mind, not so nice nails are noticed too, so which do you want to be remembered for?
The first thing I would recommend is to take care of your hands. We'll talk about that at another time. Right now, let's talk designs you can do yourself with out paying salon prices. A fresh coat of polish is easy and takes little time. These are some of AVON's new colors for spring. Notice the simple yet eye catching design on the tips. A quick thin swipe of your brush and there you have it. Imagine the color combo's you can create. Just use your imagination! AVON's cool crackle finish. Just apply over your dry nail enamel to create this trendy look! Your choice of a white or black crackle finish. Much more to share with you later! "♥ •.¸¸.•´¯`•.♥CRYSTAL♥.•´¯`•.¸¸."˜˜"*°•✫
Welcome and thank you for taking the time to view our blog page! In the weeks to come, we will be adding information gathered from make-up professionals, skin care professionals, home remedies, nail art tricks and so much more. We will be searching the internet to bring you the latest fashion and make-up trends. We will be doing the work for you so you can keep up with the latest and greatest
happenings in the fashion industry today all in one place. Please keep in mind, unless other wise stated, information here in will be shared from the great people who give their expert advice to all of us on the internet and appropriate credit will be given for each post. So, with that being said, I want to thank you again for stopping by and invite you to come back soon and bring your friends!
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