I’ve been very fascinated with including more natural products into my life and my home in an effort to minimize the amount of chemicals we see day to day. One of the easy ways I’ve been doing so, without the headache of tons of research into multiple products and brands, is by trusting The Honest Company and adding their product lines into our lives.
One of the products I’ve added on recently has been their all natural aromatic soy candles. I became interested in switching over to more natural candles because of this article on Keeper of the Home that goes into detail about the harsh chemicals in candles and how they contribute to indoor pollution.
So I turned to The Honest Company and bought the Orange Cypress scent. After using it for a few days, here are my impressions.
The 6 oz. candle costs $20 (25% off if you have an Honest Bundle like I do) and is formulated without lead, fragrances, dyes, parabens, phthalates, petrochemicals, and most common allergens. That seems pretty good to me.
My initial thought when I unwrapped the candle is that it seems a bit small. My second thought was “Oooohh! I need to save this jar after. It would make a perfect cup!”
After burning the candle three times in the past week (About 10 hours of burning? I didn’t keep track.) it used about 1/3 of the candle. Thinking that I can only use the candle 9 times isn’t fun but when I think about it being possibly 30 hours (if my estimation is correct) then that isn’t too bad.
As for the fragrance? It is a pleasant but subdued smell. Since the fragrance is built entirely on essential oils and soy wax – it’s slow to spread through the room. I do enjoy this orangey-forest smell but if you were hoping for it to spread throughout the entire house, you may be disappointed. I’m not sure if this is typical for all natural candles but I imagine it may be.
Have you tried other all natural candles before? Is this typical?
My final thoughts: I plan on buying their all natural candles again in a different scent as well as other candles from a different brand for comparison. If all similar candles aren’t as fragrant then I may only use them for special occasions and when company comes over.