This time of year is very busy for anyone. It can also be very stressful. Sometimes it is hard to get all the shopping done while also keeping the welfare of those not as well off as you in mind.
Candles can make fantastic gifts. They’re about the person, not expensive and something your friends and family might not always think to treat themselves too. Let’s look at five of the top ethically sourced candles selling in the UK this year.
Bamboo Dark Brown Vanilla Candle
Sometimes the best ideas are simple. The bamboo candle is an eco-friendly purchase as the wax is not toxic, it is biodegradable and the burn is even, slow and disperses a vanilla scent. Please note that the candle does not fill the entire bamboo shaft but sits in a section near the top – this allows you to place the candle safely on tabletops.
Coconut Shell Candle
Handmade in Thailand the coconut shell candle is another eco-friendly choice. When the candle runs out (and it lasts for about 40 hours) you will be left with the coconut shell bowl that can be re-used. Why not use it as a water dish for rituals that also make use of the air element (most dishes are associated with earth element whereas the coconut tree is closer to the sky).
Flower Floating Candles
There is something particularly refreshing about a candlelit bath. These fruit scented candles are ideal as either as a way to relax or to prepare for a spell. In addition, these floating candles are a Fair Trade product so you don’t have to feel guilty while enjoying a luxury bath.
Earthenware Heart Candles
Each of the heart candles will last for around 10 hours and once used the earthenware containers can be reused as an elegant tealight holder. The soy wax used is non-toxic and biodegradable making them a solid ethical purchase.
Green Ceramic Candles
The Blossom tealight range carries the Fair Trade stamp. The flower candles are beautiful and ethical. The green ceramic holder is a gift that will last a lifetime can surely ideal for any green Wicca.
In Pure Spirit
The candles featured in today’s article are sold by the Ethical Superstore in the UK. The last posting dates before Christmas is the 22nd of December or 19th December via standard delivery. Each of the products featured in this roundup is either fair trade, organic, eco-friendly, promote health, wellness or education. In Pure Spirit is an affiliate of the store.