October 2, 2008

The "LIVE" candle : have someone in your life you want to LIVE ? ?

Found:  small, cute, quaint line of natural products

 laugh_thmb candle

With October being national Breast Cancer awareness month, there are literally hundreds of products that are PINK, and in your face . . . this one isn't pink but it stood out to me more than any of them. A woman named HollyBeth began a small line of natural - earth grown - organic products that was akin to her grandmother and the days she spent with her as a child. The story and as always 'the ingredients'  is what got me.live candle

HOLLYBETH's mother also was fighting the disease - she told her she was going to name a candle after her, her mother said, "then name it LIVE because that's what I plan on doing" the candles and all the products are made from eco friendly ingredients of course. There were a couple years of my career where I made all soy candles so I know they are the very best for the environment, your lungs, your home and the scent throw has finally been mastered. No its not a super strong scent throw like the petroleum based counterparts, that will knock you out when you walk in the door - - but YOU don't WANT that either, its bad for the home and body parts I promise you!  There are a lot of people now a days that are very offended by strong scents, I feel for valid reasons. But most of the small studies I have done in this arena have shown me that the part of the scent that is offensive to most is the Phthalates (another ester !) - so if the company in question is scenting with essential oils and not fragrance oils with phthalates most are OK.

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GLOSSARY ALERT { new addition I'm trying}

Essential Oils:   An essential oil is a concentrated, hydrophobic liquid cLavenderontaining aroma compounds from plants. They are also known as volatile or ethereal oils, or simply as the "oil of" the plant material from which they were extracted, such as oil of clove. An oil is "essential" in the sense that it carries a distinctive scent, or essence, of the plant. Essential oils do not as a group need to have any specific chemical properties in common, beyond displaying its fragrances. This is the 'natural' choice as it is drawn directly from its source. Lavender in an essential oil is pounds and pounds of dried Lavender leaves squashed down and extracted from. Where in a fragrance oil the "lavender scent" is manufactured from something most likely having nothing to even do with a Lavender plant.                                 

Fragrance Oils:  also known as aroma oils, aromatic oils, and flavor oils, a20704re blended synthetic aroma compounds that are diluted with a carrier like propylene glycol, vegetable oil or mineral oil. This is the most common form used in perfumes and most intricate layered fragrances. Although they are getting a lot more flak lately because of the chemical compounds that are used to make these, most of the time "stronger" and much more complicated scents. 

 

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This is just the most darling line of products . . http://www.hollybeth.net  I've requested samples to give you my normal review . . . that will be shortcoming - - -

hopefully ;-)  Killer Chemist

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for your kind words and review! I am honored! So glad you like the products! Let us know what else we can send you!

    HollyBeth

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