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I asked a question about "Green" Candles last night, I'm just getting back on to read the answers... So I'm going to ask again...

I didn't mean green as in the color - I meant "green" as in eco-friendly...

So, now that that's cleared up - Do you use eco-friendly candles in your practice? Do you find that an important aspect?

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SabrinaMBowen

Asked by SabrinaMBowen at 5:28 PM on Oct. 15, 2010 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • I don't practice, but since nature is at the heart of it all, I would think it necessary to use the most natural products in your practice at all times. Soy candles instead of petroleum wax, nothing plastic, etc.
    silversmom

    Answer by silversmom at 5:40 PM on Oct. 15, 2010

  • Not really. I go for whatever is scentless and budget-friendly since our income is extremely limited.

    If it ends up being eco friendly so be it but I dont purposely go out of my way to get them.
    Amaranth361

    Answer by Amaranth361 at 5:54 PM on Oct. 15, 2010

  • I wish I could find some around here, but I haven't seen any at any store. I wish I could find some, though. But for now, no I don't have any. When I do find some, I'll probably stock up.
    Mrs.BAT

    Answer by Mrs.BAT at 6:51 PM on Oct. 15, 2010

  • I have now switched over completely, and honestly they aren't to much more costly... I started getting them online, so I buy them in "bulk" in order to get them at their best price... I never used to worry about stuff like that - honestly I didn't ever think about it. Then I was doing research on green cosmetics for one of my blogs and was seeing just how dangerous some of these chemicals are, now, I'm slightly obsessed with making sure everything is eco-friendly... But now I'm feeling guilty for years of using non-eco-friendly supplies...
    SabrinaMBowen

    Comment by SabrinaMBowen (original poster) at 7:04 PM on Oct. 15, 2010

  • I stocked up via an online store so I have a buttload of candles LOL. I might look into more eco-friendly when they are used up. I also plan on making my own so I can work the eco-friendly angle when I get doing that as well...as long as the expense isnt there.
    Amaranth361

    Answer by Amaranth361 at 7:38 PM on Oct. 15, 2010

  • I'm not committed to using "green" candles. I rarely use candles as I prefer oil lamps which burn olive oil. When I do use candles I tend to purchase cheep tea lights or Shabbat candles.

    I don't use candles very often for the very reason Sabrina that you've switched over to the 'greener' candles. I've stopped using the scented candles and incense because of my dd and the risk of causing her breathing problems. But even oil lamps can smoke, they just needs the correct wick height and then they are virtually smokeless.
    isabellalecour

    Answer by isabellalecour at 8:51 PM on Oct. 15, 2010

  • If I could spend the extra money on eco-friendly candles I would but I dont so no
    LiLJeni

    Answer by LiLJeni at 3:58 AM on Oct. 16, 2010

  • Again...I make my own. Often from recycled old ones.
    MamaK88

    Answer by MamaK88 at 2:33 PM on Oct. 16, 2010

  • Yeah, most of the candles we have around here are recycled. I dont' regularly use them, but incase the lights go out in a storm or something we have them. I use broken crayons and baby food jars. If I wanted bigger ones, I could use really any glass jar. Plus. with the crayons, I can get almost any color I could ever need/want, and make them purdy too. lol
    -Ashley
    spiritguide_23

    Answer by spiritguide_23 at 6:30 PM on Oct. 16, 2010

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