Earth Day, the National Candle Association offers Sustainability Advice.

Earth Day, the National Candle Association offers Sustainability Advice.

On Earth Day, the National Candle Association offers Sustainability Advice.

Earth Day is marked each year on April 22nd and is a time for renewed focus on our Earth and sustainable, Earth-friendly practices. While getting out and about continues to be harder this year due to the pandemic, there are still plenty of ways to support the Earth and her well-being from the comfort of your own home. For example, sustainable candle purchases, as well as, safe and clean burning and recycling practices is a great place to start. Plus, with candles, you can not only help our Earth, you can feel cozy and relaxed, too.

This Earth Day, try out the National Candle Association's inventive and practical tips for Promoting Sustainability:

  • Soy Candles:¬†Soy candles, which are created from vegetable oil and burn cleanly, are becoming increasingly popular among those trying to lessen their carbon impact while also enjoying an aesthetically beautiful burn. Customers may feel good about their eco-choices while basking in the warm glow because these candles are created using a renewable resource and are biodegradable. Furthermore, if buyers choose a candle made from US-grown renewable resource wax, soy candles can help the US agriculture business.
  • Beeswax Candles:¬†Beeswax candles help the environment by stimulating the increase of bee populations, which are necessary for pollinating flowers for food crops.
  • Coconut Wax Candles:¬†This plant-based wax is environmentally friendly because coconut trees require little chemicals and fertilizer.
  • Wooden Wicks:¬†These candles not only have the sound of a crackling fire, but they also have an environmentally sustainable wick.
  • Wax¬†Melts:¬†Rather¬†than¬†discarding¬†a¬†candle¬†that¬†has¬†run¬†out¬†of¬†wax,¬†de-potting¬†the¬†residual¬†wax¬†at¬†the¬†bottom¬†of¬†the¬†jar¬†can¬†save¬†money¬†and¬†prolong¬†the¬†aroma.
There are a few options for doing so.
Consumers can place the candle in the freezer to shrink the wax and then remove it from the vessel.
To achieve the reverse effect, use boiling water.
Customers can melt the wax by pouring hot water over it, and it will float to the top.
The wax can be removed once the water has cooled.
Plus, the lovely candle container can be reused.
  • Anyone can¬†upcycle¬†their¬†old¬†candle¬†jars¬†into¬†planters¬†to¬†create¬†a¬†beautiful¬†indoor¬†garden,¬†whether¬†they¬†are¬†a¬†gardening¬†newbie¬†or¬†a¬†seasoned¬†pro.

Think about Re-Fill Services:
A number of candle producers provide refill services for their products, allowing them to be used multiple times.
This type of service cuts down on waste while also extending the life of candles.
Consider Refill Services: Many candle makers offer refill services, allowing their products to be reused multiple times.
This type of service reduces waste while also increasing the candle's life.
Consumer purchases that are good for the environment are always in style, and these sustainable candle choices will ensure that you can celebrate Earth Day while also enjoying the benefits and scents of candles.
On Earth Day and every day, NCA promotes the use of smart and safe candles.
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