Sunday, 13 July 2014

Hapi Bean Soy Candles - Review

I don't know about you but I've read a fair bit about how regular paraffin candles are really bad. They are non-sustainable and awful to both your health and the environment. This got me thinking about my candle usage (plus the fact that I was drastically running low on tealights). I knew I had to change as I've ruined the ceiling paint above my windowsill from candles. What was lovely green paint is now a smoky blackish green from burning regular candles. Oops. So I asked on Twitter if anyone had could recommend any soy wax candle's for me to buy and Jo from Hapi Bean Soy Candles swiftly offered to send me some.
Hapi Bean Soy Candles
Hapi Bean Soy Candles
They were perfect. I just wanted plain tealight candles for my oil burner. These were a teeny tiny bit bigger than my regular cheapo toxic ones and Jo generously gave me 4 of them! I found that Hapi Bean Soy Tealights burned slower than the one's I was used to. Despite Jo sending me these candles an extremely long time ago, I've only just started to burn the 3rd candle!
I loved these candles as not only are not bad for my health and the environment, they are registered with The Vegan Society so great for animals too! They are plain, white and unscented so fantastic for oil burners or any other situation which required candles: Romantic dinners, power cuts, nude photography (Haha?)

Hapi Bean Soy Candles

Jo sells various quantities of tealight candles as well as some in glass containers. I will be buying from Hapi Bean's in the future as I was so impressed with the soy candles. I can't stress enough how long they last. I would burn through so many regular tealights whereas one of these lasts ages!

Have you tried any soy based candles? What other non-toxic ingredients can be used to make candles?

Helen x

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8 comments:

  1. Oh, I'm really interested to see these :) I haven't tried a huge range but I recommend Dalit candles - they're made from beeswax and are either lavender or coconut scented - I haven't tried the coconut but the lavender are lovely and they come in handmade clay pots, even the little tealight types. For slightly more expensive and luxurious ones - Heartwood Candle do a gorgeous range. Thanks for introducing me to Hapi Bean - off to have a look at the selection now! xx

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    1. I love scented candles. The coconut one sounds nice and tropical.
      I've heard of Hartwood Candles before and am going to look into them in the future.
      Hapi Bean is great if you just want unscented candles like I did.

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  2. Ohh these look lovely. I like tea lights as I have a cute holder! Need to check these out x

    Jasmin Charlotte

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    1. Well they burn for ages so would be great for a holder and very good in an oil burner too.

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  3. I've been using soy tea lights for about a year now and love that they burn for longer and are so much cleaner than nasty paraffin ones!

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    1. I wish I started using them years ago.

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    1. So much better than regular tealights in every way so please do!

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