Nula SOY – CANDLES TO EVOKE THE ESSENCE OF A BEAUTIFUL PLACE…

Nula Soy candles

 

Do you love scented candles? Do you know what’s in your typical candle?  Have you ever considered there are safer alternatives? 

I love scented candles, not only do they add ambience to a room, the flickering flame and scent help create a cosy environment.

Your typical candle is made of paraffin wax, which creates highly toxic benzene and toluene when burned (both are known carcinogens). They are also scented with synthetic fragrances and some have metal wicks which all lead to indoor air pollution.

There are non-toxic candles available.  I made the switch to soy candles a few years ago as they are better for your health and the environment.  Soy wax is natural (made from soybeans), renewable, biodegradable, toxin-free and burns cleaner, evenly and longer.

Make sure it is 100% soy and scented with 100% essential oils.  Trust me not all soy candles are created equal, some brands add paraffin wax and fragrance oils.

Nula Soy is a brand I’ve newly discovered and come to love.  Founder Helen Cornford created Nula Soy in 2012 with the aim of creating and producing a range of exceptional English made soy wax candles, fragranced using only 100% pure certified organic essential oils which have been certified organic by either The Soil Association or The Organic Farmers and Growers in the UK.

Each Nula Soy candle is hand-poured in Cheshire, England to the highest possible standards, using only natural renewable soy wax, cotton wicks and 100% pure essential oils.  They do not use animal products and their soy candles have not been tested on animals.

Nula Soy candles are registered with The Vegan Society and 5% of their profits is donated to The Bumblebee Conservation Trust.

There are currently 6 unique fragrances available:

  • Elizabethan Gardens, England 1568  -A soothing blend of Rose Geranium, English Lavender and English Chamomile
  • Las Pampas, Argentina – An enticing blend of Patchouli, Ylang Ylang and Grapefruit
  • Maui Beach, Hawaii – A exotic blend of Hawaiian Pikake Flower (Jasmine Sambac*), Ylang Ylang, Lime and Ginger
  • Bali, Indonesia – A calming blend of Sandalwood, Vetiver, Mandarin and Lemongrass
  • Blue Mountains, Australia – A fortifying blend of Eucalyptus Radiata (Australiana), Cedarwood, Lemon Myrtle and Peppermint
  • Peaceful Earth – A meditative blend of Frankincense, Sweet Orange and Bergamot

 

Each candle is housed in beautiful crystal glassware made to the world’s highest ecological standards in Bavaria, then colour-coated and branded in the UK.

A totally unique aspect of Nula Soy is their glassware is available in two beautiful colours per fragrance perfectly matching the colours of each location and also to complement or blend with different décor.

The candles are also available in three different sizes – Alto, Mezzo and Piccolo.

Before lighting your candle, ensure the wick is trimmed to 5mm.  When lighting a candle for the first time, allow the surface wax to melt all the way across to secure a ‘wax memory’ and prevent tunneling. Burn the candle for a maximum of 4 hours at a time (2 hours for Piccolo size).

 

My journey begins…

I decided to start my journey meandering through one of England’s romantic, perfumed Elizabethan Gardens..

 

 Take my hand and walk with me in the afternoon sun….

Let me guide you through the walled manor gardens with their floral, scented borders of comforting Lavender and Rose Geranium.  Let us rest a while on the lawn.  Breathe in the sweet gentle aroma “

 

 

Nula Soy Aromatherapy Candle Elizabethan Gardens – Rose Crystal Glassware – Piccolo 40g | £14

Nula Soy Aromatherapy Candle Elizabethan Gardens - Rose Crystal Glassware - Piccolo 40g

The essence of a tender place

A soothing blend of Rose Geranium, English Lavender and English Chamomile … Feel soothed and comforted by our Elizabethan Gardens blend

Nula Soy Aromatherapy Candle Elizabethan Gardens - Rose Crystal Glassware - Piccolo 40g

Candle lifetime: +/- 10 hours

Pelargonium Graveolens {Rose Geranium}, Lavandula Angustifolia {English Lavender}, Anthemis Nobilis {English Roman Chamomile}, 100% North American Soy Wax and cotton wick.

Nula Soy Aromatherapy Candle Elizabethan Gardens - Rose Crystal Glassware - Piccolo 40g

 

Scents are nostalgic, linked to our memories, feelings, transporting us to places and people in a instant and often giving us a sense of déjà vu.

I love the scent of this candle, aah the evocative scent of a quintessential romantic English rose garden with the comforting and relaxing scent of English Lavender and English Roman Chamomile.  I close my eyes and breathe in the sweet gentle aroma.

 


 

I then travel on to the wide, expansive beauty of Las Pampas in Argentina, home to the passionate Gaucho.

 Night falls over Las Pampas, rugged home to the Gaucho cowboys and the passionate Tango…

As the slow seductive dance begins, smouldering glances exchange over the orange flames.  Fingers touch and bodies entwine in perfect rhythm of the night.  Breathe in the smoky, earthy scent of desire 

Nula Soy Aromatherapy Candle Las Pampas – Rouge Crystal Glassware – Piccolo 40g | £14

Nula Soy Aromatherapy Candle Las Pampas - Rouge Crystal Glassware - Piccolo 40g

The essence of a sultry place

An enticing blend of Patchouli, Ylang Ylang and Grapefruit … Feel sultry and seductive with our Las Pampas blend

Nula Soy Aromatherapy Candle Las Pampas - Rouge Crystal Glassware - Piccolo 40g

Candle lifetime: +/- 10 hours

Pogostemon Cablin {Patchouli}, Cananga Odorata {Ylang Ylang}, Citrus Paradisi {Grapefruit}, 100% North American Soy Wax and cotton wick

Nula Soy Aromatherapy Candle Las Pampas - Rouge Crystal Glassware - Piccolo 40g

 

Any blend that has ylang-ylang has my heart.  There’s just something about ylang-ylang…it is sensual and euphoric, Patchouli is earthy and spicy and Grapefruit is fresh and zesty.  The combination results in a sweet, rich and seductive blend and definitely takes you to a sultry place…


 

I reach my dream destination Maui Beach and its sensual, gentle surf on the exotic island of Hawaii.

 

 Let us stroll along the solitary shore…

Lush green palms sway to the slow rhythm of Pacific Ocean.  The moon is full tonight and the time has come for the Hawaiian Pikake flower to release her fragrance, which drifts silently across the island.  Breathe in the euphoric joyful perfume.

 

 

Nula Soy Aromatherapy Candle Maui Beach – Pistachio Crystal Glassware – Mezzo 110g | £24

Nula Soy Aromatherapy Candle Maui Beach - Pistachio Crystal Glassware - Mezzo 110g

The essence of a sensual place

A exotic blend of Hawaiian Pikake Flower (Jasmine Sambac*), Ylang Ylang, Lime and Ginger … Feel sensual and joyful with our Maui Beach blend

Nula Soy Aromatherapy Candle Maui Beach - Pistachio Crystal Glassware - Mezzo 110g

Candle lifetime: +/- 25 hours

Jasminum Sambac Absolute* {Pikake Flower}, Cananga Odorata {Ylang Ylang}, Citrus Aurantifolia {Lime}, Zingiber Officinale {Ginger}, 100% North American Soy Wax and cotton wick.

* We are currently using a conventionally-grown Jasmine Sambac whilst we await a new organic supply.

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My dream destination…I imagine stepping of a plane, presented with fresh flower lei’s and a warm “aloha”.

Relaxing on the beautiful, sandy beach, the air is warm, ocean breeze, the scent of tropical fruits and flowers fill my head….

I had a feeling this would be my favourite.  The scent of this candle is pure indulgence…exotic, alluring, sensual and I never want it to end!

 

What journey will you take with Nula Soy?

 

Lola

 

Disclosure:  Products chosen as part of the LLABP.  All opinions are entirely mine.  This post contains affiliate links.

 

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