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Home Based Business or Great Gift Ideas! Diane Addison and Candle-Wealth International Offer Opportunities and Fun

Available from Health Essentials

Our fine collection of all natural candles made from vegetable and soy wax are clean and longer burning, non-toxic and free of petroleum and lead.

Also available are complete candle-making kits to get you started on your candle-making journey. Have fun and express your creativity making fragrant and colorful natural candles. It's so easy! You can make candles for gifts, for parties or to sell.

For information on purchasing candle making kits or for a fun and rewarding business opportunity, go directly to or call 800-653-8881

Candle Facts

Which would you rather experience, burning Paraffin or lighting NVSoy™ candles?

NVSoy™ wax candles are the "healthy" way to illuminate your life. NVSoy™ wax candles are 100% all natural, biodegradable and completely non-toxic. NVSoy™ wax burns up to 50% longer than paraffin. As more and more people learn about the harmful effects of burning paraffin candles in their homes, they'll jump at the chance to use NVSoy™ wax candles in their place. That means big business for those who “see the light at the end of the tunnel.”

See this Comparison for Paraffin vs. Soy/Vegetable:

Paraffin or paraffin blend candles:
Paraffin wax is derived from petroleum
Burning paraffin wax emits harmful vapors
Burning paraffin wax emits a black soot
Paraffin wax is difficult to remove from cloth
Burning paraffin may produce carcinogens
Paraffin candles may not burn completely
Paraffin must be blended with chemicals to be able to release fragrances
Paraffin supports the oil industry

NVSoy™ candles:
NVSoy™ wax is derived from vegetables
NVSoy™ wax is 100% non-toxic and all natural
NVSoy™ wax burns cleaner
NVSoy™ wax cleans up with soap and hot water
NVSoy™ wax burns 25% - 50% longer
NVSoy™ wax burns completely
NVSoy™ wax releases fragrances naturally, faster and longer
NVSoy™ wax supports the American Farmer!

The Evolution of Candles

Candles have been in use for thousands of years. For the past one hundred years, the primary source of candle light was paraffin wax, a leftover residue of petroleum refining. Behind the bright glow of a petroleum candle was a dark problem: burning paraffin created toxic soot deposits in the home environment. The harmful effects of this indoor air pollution are just now being understood.
Accounts of candle use date back to ancient times, with biblical references as early as the 10th Century B.C. Many believe that the first candles were developed by the Ancient Egyptians, who used torches and rush lights, quite different than the traditional candle, as we know it. The look of our modern day" candle was actually developed by the Romans who were the first to use wicks, a cleaner and much safer alternative to the torch.

Tallow, fat rendered from cattle and sheep, was the most popular form of wax used to make candles and it wasn't until the Middle Ages that beeswax was introduced. An improvement over tallow, but so expensive that only the wealthy could afford to burn them. Colonial women, being inventive pioneers, made a huge contribution to candle making when they discovered that boiling bayberries produced a wax that burned cleaner and didn't emit the foul odor that previous forms of wax had. However, extracting the wax from the bayberries was extremely tedious and tiresome, so unfortunately it lost popularity much like its predecessor, beeswax.

The growth of commercial whaling in the late 18th Century brought with it the first significant change in candle making since the Middle Ages. It was discovered that crystallizing Sperm Whale oil made a superior wax that was available in large quantities. This wax was harder than both tallow and beeswax, so it burned longer and did not soften in the summer heat. Consequently the “standard candle” of the 18th Century was born, making all other waxes obsolete The candle has evolved through an amazing and diverse journey. Today, demand for soy-based and all-natural wax candles is definitely on the rise as consumers respond to studies showing that paraffin candles potentially harm the indoor environment.

People have always loved candles for the ambience they create, and now, at last, they are truly environmentally friendly.

It’s certainly a far cry from the rush torches of Ancient Egypt!

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