Hello and welcome to my store! My name is Sky, and I am the creator and owner of Luminary Candles. I am a qualified Beauty Therapist and a Console Operator but due to Covid-19, I decided to put my time and focus into creating something I love and purchased a lot of.
I would like to share with you some of my findings and some interesting information I think everyone who loves candles should know because it's so easy to buy a candle that looks and smells beautiful but did you know that some candles release dangerous carcinogens into the air when lit? I know I had no idea, until I decided to start my business. I specifically found out that there are at least 11 known toxins (two of which are carcinogenic) in Paraffin wax. Paraffin wax is made of petroleum oil which produces harmful by-products when burnt or melted. You can find Paraffin wax in a lot of pillar candles, some tea-lights, moulded/tart candles and taper candles.
Now you may be asking what type of wax is used in Luminary Candles? The answer to this is Soy wax. Soy wax is a non-toxic wax, which has nothing artificial and is derived from soybeans. It is a hydrogenated vegetable oil that turns into a solid at room temperature. So you can be reassured that you and your family are safe lighting or melting any Luminary Candles products in your home or office, as there are no carcinogens in soy wax.
Another interesting find was that by using eco-friendly wood wicks and creating a horizontal flame, you end up with more heat being thrown into your candle. Resulting in a better scent, longer lasting candle use and have a charming crackling sound. These are also non-toxic and clean to burn, they’re 100% natural and have not been processed.
Have you ever wondered why wood wicks crackle? The beautiful crackle you may hear occurs when your wood wick changes from a solid to a gas. These gas molecules become trapped in-between the pores of the wood causing a natural chemical reaction, this reaction produces the gentle crackling sound.
No matter the occasion or situation life presents, I have always loved the way candles have made me feel centred and at peace. With this in mind I hope that every handmade candle you purchase brings you a positive, uplifting energy and leaves you feeling centred.
Thank you so much for supporting Luminary Candles, as well as Australian small businesses. I hope you love your Luminary Candles, melts or lip balms as much as I enjoy making them!
Please note the information I have provided on this page, are finding that I have come across. Please do your own research to come to your own conclusion.