Whether you are vegan, or shopping for a vegan, gift buying during the Holiday Season can be a little challenging. Over the next few weeks, the Innocent Primates will try to give you some gift ideas that do not harm animals and are easy on the planet. To get things started, let me introduce you to Soy Candles by Phebes. Soy candles are becoming more common, as some evidence indicates that very heavy use of paraffin candles can be harmful to your health. Of course, for vegans, beeswax candles are not an option. Although you may see many soy candles, I whole heartedly recommend Phebes as the best candles you will find. I don’t know Phebes, but wow, she makes one damn fine candle!
The scent list they have developed is exhaustive, from traditional holiday scents, to exotic fruit blends and everything in between. I’m currently burning Twinkle. It’s fruity, minty, with a hint of vanilla, and a little bit tart, but somehow, it does evoke a holiday atmosphere. Over the last couple of years Sara and I have had Wisteria, Honeysuckle, Wine & Roses, Summer Breeze, Vetiver Santal de Jasmin, Butt Naked, Spa Bliss, and others, and we have never been disappointed. My absolute favorite, though, is Red Currant. It’s strong, fruity, but not too sweet, and it fills up your whole room. If you just can’t decide which scent to give, they offer gift certificates as well. Each candle is $12.98, which includes free shipping within the US. If you’re ordering from outside the US, an extra $20 will get your candles shipped to you. If you prefer a burnless scent, they also offer scented tarts in all of the same fragrances.
In addition to smelling delicious, the candles themselves are lovely in their simplicity. Each 8.5 ounce candle is poured into a heavy glass tumbler. After the candle has burned completely, the glass is easy to clean and reuse. The soy wax does not leave any residue after being cleaned like paraffin or beeswax candles, and the glass is just the right size for your morning juice.
This review was not solicited by Soy Candles by Phebes, we just love their candles!
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