Saturday, July 9, 2011

My 1st giveaway!

Would you expose yourself, if you were pregnant, or your baby to 2nd hand smoke? Would you burn diesel fuel for your family to inhale? Would you ask your kids to expose themselves to cancer causing chemicals you may have in the house i.e. bleach?

No way. Of course not, but you have done the equivalent to all these things to your family & your body if you've burnt paraffin candles in your home! Yes, I too was shocked! Fumes contain formaldehyde which can lead to nose & throat cancer. So far there are 11 documented toxins from paraffin.

“Another surprise is that the candle-making industry is not required to tell consumers about the ingredients used in their products, including when a wick is used which contains a lead core.”
Are Everyday Candles Destroying Your Home And Health?

What's the alternative? SOY!! or beeswax

My favorite soy candle shop is my blogger friend Becky's Good Neighbors Candle Company.

She use hemp wicks in her jar candles. Becky wrote “I do use zinc in the tea lights. After years and years of searching for a wick to work in the tea lights this one worked well... so I went with it. Zinc is considered safe but I prefer the hemp.”

Of the candles I ordered, the hot chocolate mug is my favorite. With the floating marshmallows it looks so realistic. One day I was passing by the candle mug when I leaned over for a sniff. Such a rich chocolaty smell... Mmm... I closed my eyes... only to hear a chuckle. I looked up sheepishly to find Andrew looking at me. He said “I’m so glad I saw that!” I said “I was getting my chocolate fix” For the whole rest of the day we joked about it. So it's fitting that Becky has offered the hot chocolate mug candle for the giveaway!

To Enter
1st entry- visit Becky's CandleBlog and leave a comment about the candles HERE. Example: My favorite candle of her's is... You must do this to be eligible for the giveaway.

For an other entry put a link to the The Candle Blog or The Etsy Shop on your sidebar. Or post on your blog about this giveaway and link to Good Neighbors Candle's.

For yet an other entry become a follower of this health blog.

Ok I'm really making you work for this! To get an other entry leave a comment for me here about which post(s) is your favorite. I want feedback so I can continue to improve my site. And to help facilitate a healthier future for us all!

Leave a separate comment for each eligible entry. If you complete all instructions you get 4 entries!!
Winner will be announced at the beginning of September & the candle will be sent to you directly from Becky's hard working hands.

Have fun!

Drum roll please....
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Congrats to Carrie at


Lizzi said...

The candle I have of hers is apple scented one and it is in a little punch glass! I love it.

Becky K. said...

Hi Crystal,
I am so happy that you have researched the differences between paraffin and soy wax. I hope that you get lots of entries for this give away because that will mean that people are reading this important message.

Melissa G. said...

I think the French Vanilla Soy Candle in Mosaic Holder 17 ounces Three Wick is so pretty!

Julia Badgley said...

Becky sent me over. I'm dying to try that Hot Chocolate candle, although each time I look through her shop I come up with a new 'favourite' :)
Happy blogging!

MYSAVIOR said...

So far following your blog.


Phyllis said...

Crystal you are right about the Chocolate with Marshmallow candle. I bought one last year and oh my word it is wonderful. I have it on my dresser in the bedroom and it always smells yummy in there. Have fun with your give away.

Melissa G. said...

I'm a follower of your blog! =)
There are giveaway linkys you can list your giveaway in. I'll find some and list yours for you.

Dawn said...

Hey Crystal!! So happy about your first giveaway. I'm a huge, huge candle person. I wish I could smell her candles right now. I think my favorite would be her Pumpkin Pie. Just looking at it, puts me in the mood for fall.

Melissa G. said...

Mom wants me to enter on her behalf.
I'm sharing again on facebook.

Carrie said...

Hot chocolate!!!

Anne Badeaux said...

Wow, I had no idea. I have purchased soy before and will continue! Thanks for the wonderful information.

Lysa said...

I would have to say I'm dying to try the hot chocolate now, but I absolutely LOVE the stemware wedding candles. They're GORGEOUS!

lysa (at) fatfreecandles (dot) com

Lysa said...

Posted on my Fat Free Candles blog:

Lysa said...

Following via Google Friend Connect (Fat Free Candles)

JoAnna said...

The Peach Smoothie Soy candle looks like it smells yummy.

Etain said...

I went to her Etsy site and I love how reasonable the prices are! The one in the bowl is beautiful :)

Sarah said...

The cinnamon butter candle sounds like it would be super yummy.

Melissa G. said...

Mom wanted me to enter on her behalf. As you know she has started using only soy candles so i know she would love to win this great giveaway!

Mrs.Rabe said...

I am not going to enter as Becky is a IRL friend and I have access to her candles all the time! Lucky me!

I do want to say though that she makes high quality candles - and they are wonderful.


Mommy-Money said...

My favorite candle of her is the pumpkin pie spice!
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