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IT'S CANDLE SEASON!

IT'S CANDLE SEASON!

As the temperature starts to dip and we find ourselves facing the fall and winter season with less natural sunlight, (yes, having natural sunlight is kind of a thing for me) I find myself using candles as a way to compensate for the increasingly grey overcast skies and to create a cozy, relaxing atmosphere in my home through scent. Candles have been around for centuries and were mainly used as a source of light across many civilizations. As candle making techniques evolved and different technologies were implemented, a variety of different candles and uses have become available today. One of the...


Five Reasons Why Coconut Wax Candles Are Better Than Soy!

Five Reasons Why Coconut Wax Candles Are Better Than Soy!

When I first embarked on my mission to create a line of candles for Choiselle, I knew that it needed to be made with the best possible ingredients. My attention was first directed towards soy wax as it was considered to be the best compared to paraffin and beeswax.  Paraffin wax is derived from petroleum, coal or oil shale and is not sustainable or environmentally friendly. Beeswax doesn't carry scent well and isn't sustainable. Soy wax was a great alternative that burned cleaner and was considered sustainable...until now. I recently stumbled upon coconut wax and I love it. Coconut wax is...