Natural and Beautifully ~ Quality Reigns Supremes
WHAT ARE ESSENTIAL OILS?
Essential oils are obtained through highly labor-intensive processes which extract the vital essence of aromatic plants from the flowers, fruits, sap, seeds or skin of the plant, as well as the bark, leaves, roots, resins or wood of certain trees. These oils are often referred to as the "life force" of plants and contain unique and varied therapeutic properties.
WHAT ARE SYNTHETIC FRAGRANCES?
Synthetic Fragrance oils are primarily made from petrochemicals and attempt to duplicate the smell of a specific plant. By dismantling the unique chemical compound of an essential oil, chemists re-assemble a "Frankenstein" fragrance. A 1986 report by the National Academy of Sciences reports that 95 percent of the chemicals used in synthetic fragrances are derived from petroleum and include benzene derivatives, aldehydes and many other known toxins and synthesizers.
WHY WOULD SOMEONE PUT SYNTHETIC FRAGRANCE IN A CANDLE?
The simple answer is money! It is incredibly cheap to scent a candle artificially, and those scents tend to have a stronger odor with much less oil.
Forgive and Be Free…Light a Candle
No matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow. ~Proverb
Brilliant Candlelight graces the table!
Happy Valentine's Day!
It is a time for love and laughter with family and friends. A time for reflection and hope for the year to come. A time to seek peace - and calm. The beauty of candlelight can enhance our space and light up our lives! A candle is a perfect gift. Brilliant Candlelight creations are also available at Anne Thull Fine Art Designs in Carmel, Calfornia and at The San Francisco Design Center. Please click on the gallery link below under "Local Availability" for more information.
Happy New Year