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flamboyantly fragrant soy candles {Pure Integrity} + giveaway

Pure Integrity soy candlesWhen thinking about gifts for friends, the first thing that pops in my head is candles.  Candles are something, I think, we all share a love for.  They create decadent scents to waft through your home, they are easy to arrange in your decor, and, well, they create perfect lighting.  I often think about how great I would look if I just lived within candlelight.  It’s a magical airbrush that softens the world with a warm glow.

The best candles are the ones that burns evenly and give off an intoxicating aroma that is not overwhelming.  The perfect candle is one that subtley scents the room when not lit.   When testing out candles in-store, it can be really difficult to differentiate the showers from the… real deals.  I bet you have found a heavily scented candle and taken it home only to be disappointed once lit.   I too have been deceived.  So when looking for a perfect candle or seven this season, head to Pure Integrity Soy Candles.  Not only will the scents thrill you, but the classic frosted glass jar and wooden lid will fit into any decor.

Pure Integrity creates unbelievable soy candles that are fragrant throughout their lifespan.  First, it’s important to know why soy and not paraffin wax.  Here is the Shumakers’, founders of Pure Integrity, story on why soy:

“We learned that most candles are made from paraffin wax, which is a refined gasoline, a petroleum by-product. To learn more about paraffin wax, we received a report from the Environmental Protection Agency. The report stated that paraffin wax is harmful when burned, as bad as second-hand smoke, and contains 11 toxins, two that are considered above the excess cancer risk with multiple exposures. We were astonished. In addition we learned that most commercially made fragrances were almost as harmful as the paraffin wax because the fragrances were made with petroleum oil. We also learned about the metals used in wicks and an entire host of synthetic additives, commonly used. These synthetic additives add to the toxicity of candles.”

pure integrity soy candles Soy wax has no harmful carcinogens, burns with no petro-carbon soot and lasts longer than paraffin wax.  It also burns evener–no deep hole with wax left up the sides.  Yes, it is true, these soy candles burn evenly across, a gorgeous thing.  Pure Integrity’s candles are heads and tails more fragrant than the norm.  In fact, they contain 50% more scent saturation than the current industry standard!  Also, their wicks are 100% cotton, no worry there.

In your tart warmer, pop in the long lasting Soy Melts.  Each package contains six melts that you can break apart for use.  These are great for a flameless burn, which I like to use during the day.  They send a potent aroma throughout your room and are a great alternative to wick candles.  You will also find a great selection of Tealight Soy Candles.  Tealights are a staple item in my home and you will spot them all over my house.  At such an inexpensive price point, tealights are very efficient and have a  burn time around six hours.  As for the regular jar candles, Pure Integrity offer sizes ranging from 5 oz to 26 oz.  The big 26 oz candle has a burn time of 110-120 hours–great gift!

I’ve already mentioned that these soy candles have strong scents (the website ranks them in potency).  But what I’ve yet to mention is the awesome selection of fragrances!  Since it is the Holiday season, I received Christmas scents to review.  My favorite is called Victorian Christmas, and apparently it is a cult favorite.  It is described as being natural evergreen blended with Christmas spices.   This is a pretty accurate description.  When I sat down with the candle, I tried to dissect the fragrance.  First I was hit with a strong spice followed by a crisp scent that I thought of as pine.  It is very rounded and very pleasant–a definite must have this Holiday season!! Right now the scent is sold out (I told you it is the favorite) so try some other great seasonal scents.  I love the other evergreen scents like Sugared Spruce or  Whispering Pines.  Like more of a sweet treat aroma?  Try Pumpkin Pie or Mulberry.  I think I’m going to try the Mistletoe fragrance next–woodsy and earthy pine–sounds right up my alley.

 WIN

One lucky reader will win a Holiday Set of Pure Integrity Candles – 3 10 oz candles in scents: Sugared Spruce, Vanilla Almond and Pumpkin Pie.

To enter: visit Pure Integrity Soy Candles and find your favorite fragrance.  Comment here with your choice.

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Contest ends December 16, 2011 at Midnight PST. Winner will be chosen by Random.org and emailed.

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WINNER: KELSEY!!

Pure Integrity provided products to facilitate the review.

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