Maybe about a month or so ago I noticed that a bunch of my Facebook friends were “liking” Diamond Candles Facebook page. I’d never heard of the company before, so I did my research to see what the new craze was all about, and this is what I learned:
“Diamond Candles are made using soy wax, which is different from the paraffin wax used by most candle makers. Soy wax is natural and made from soy bean plants. Our wicks are coated in soy wax instead of paraffin, because we don’t want to make any compromises.
We love knowing that our candles come straight from the Earth. When they are burned the ingredients evaporate into the air, and eventually those molecules make their way back into the ground again through rain water. It is a complete cycle!” – Diamond Candles Website
And all the soy products used in the making of these candles come from the good ol’ US of A supporting our economy and farmers.
Now the fun part about these candles is that when you burn them, they eventually reveal a small aluminum pouch that contains a ring worth either $10, $100, $1000, or $5000 inside!
I guess I should fess up and say that I have an obsession with candles, wall air fresheners, reed diffusers, etc. I just think certain smells can create a more festive (like pine and mistletoe in December) or calming (like lavender) atmosphere. Plus I’m all about aromatherapy and the good that can come from that.
I was allowed to review one of these candles and I chose the lavender lemon scented candle. I like nice clean smells and this candle did not disappoint! Also, because it was a soy candle it burnt so nice and evenly. This was the first soy candle I had ever burnt and I noticed SUCH a huge difference. The wax stays nice and level and doesn’t make those funky shaped depressions from only melting some of the wax. I’m sure a lot of people don’t care about that, but us type A peoples care. Even candle burning makes me happy. What can I say, I’m a Susie homemaker at heart. One thing that I want to point out is that these candles are a bit pricey, but all soy candles usually are. One of these candles costs $24.95. That being said, it’s a pretty big candle, and I imagine it would burn for a loooong time. I’ve put about 10 hours on mine so far and it doesn’t look like the wax has moved one bit.
Now for my ring….
Isn’t it pretty?! I’m sure it’s probably one of the $10 rings, but finding it was like the adult version of a cracker jack, but instead of a plastic whistle, I got some awesome costume jewelry! I’m on board with that.
Want to try a candle of your own? One HHB reader will win their choice of any candle, just enter below!
This Rafflecopter giveaway was created by the people from Diamond Candles. Stay tuned to see who the winner will be 😉
What do you think of soy candles? I’m definitely a fan of their eco-friendliness. I’ve heard they’re better for people with allergies.
What is your favorite scent of candle? My absolute favorite is the smell of mistletoe.
FTC: I was given a candle for review purposes. No other compensation was provided. All thoughts and opinions are my own.