Emma’s So Naturals – Eco Soy Candles
are fragranced using only
Pure Essential Oils!
Contain No Synthetic Fragrances, No Artificial Dyes, No Paraffin or Parabens!
Why use Essential Oil Fragrances?
You gain the “healing” benefits of the natural essential oils, not achieved by using manufactured synthetic fragrance oils.
You are using a “natural” product and not something derived from various fake smelling chemicals.
‘Fragrance oils’ and other ‘scented candles’ contain synthetic, manmade fragrances and perfume compounds that imitate nature or simulate the scent of random everyday items. “Modern commercial perfume compound is made from natural essential oils, natural extracts, naturally isolated chemicals, synthetic aroma chemicals, speciality bases, and sometimes even animal products. More typically to achieve modern effects the compound is made up from a mixture of natural and synthetic materials. They could also use traces of animal products (Source) . Non animal sourced replacements are preferred.” Perfumers World Limited.
Emma prefers to use only Pure Essential oils that are derived from the actual plant flowers, leaves, fruits or herbs, and that can provide a huge range of health benefits including relaxation, uplifting and regulating your mood, easing colds and flu, aphrodisiac and clearing the mind.
- Beware! Some so called ‘Natural Fragrance Oils’ are these same chemical scents that only smell similar to something natural.
Pure essential oils will have a more natural and delicate fragrance than other artificially scented candles or wax tart melts that use stronger, cheaper and often very unnatural synthetic fragrances.
Essential oils may be used for relaxation, emotional enjoyment or healing. Depending on the type of oil, the result on the body may be calming or stimulating but they also must be used with care.
Please use essential oils carefully and please ensure the oils contained in your product is suitable for your condition, some oils are to be avoided during pregnancy, some can cause drowsiness and some can cause sensitisation of the skin.
For more information on the oils in your product please visit the Essential Oils Fragrances page.
Safety concerns with Essential Oils:
Emma’s Eco-Soy Candles & Melts contain pure essential oils. You gain the “healing” benefits of the natural essential oil, not achieved by using manufactured artificial synthetic fragrance oils.
These pure essential oils have been derived from plants and can be highly concentrated.
I use a high ratio of pure essential oils to wax varying from 3%-10%; and all essential oils should be used with caution.
Some essential oils should be avoided during pregnancy, see below for more information.
Some essential oils can cause sensitisation (trigger allergies), despite being diluted in soy wax, it is always a good idea to keep oils away from the skin and eyes, and wash hands after handling the candles or wax tart melts.
Some essential oils can affect the heart rate, in that some can have a sedative effect and so should not be used while concentration is required, and you should not operate machinery or drive after their use, or some can have a stimulating effect and so should not be used by anyone with high or low blood pressure. Consult a doctor if you have any concerns.
Pregnancy & Essential Oils
It’s always a good idea to talk to your doctor or midwife before using essential oils. You can use a vaporiser, or oil burner, but don’t leave it on for longer than 10 or 15 minutes in each hour. If you leave it on for too long, the smell can be overpowering and make you feel nauseous.
It’s best to start using essential oils once you are past the first trimester. If you use them in the first trimester, always consult an aroma therapist who’s trained in treating mums-to-be.
Oils that are safe for you to use:
- As long as your pregnancy is going well, it’s fine for you to use: citrus oils, such as tangerine and neroli.
- German chamomile
- common lavender
- black pepper
- ylang ylang
Oils that are not safe for you to use:
Don’t use the following essential oils while you are pregnant:
- nutmeg, which may have hallucinogenic effects and react with pain-relieving drugs in labour
- rosemary, which is thought to increase blood pressure, and may cause contractions
- basil, which is thought to contribute to abnormal cell development
- jasmine and clary sage, which may trigger contractions
- sage, which may cause bleeding in your uterus (womb)
- juniper berry, which may affect your kidneys
In some circumstances, it’s best to steer clear of essential oils altogether. Don’t use any oils if: you have a history of miscarriage
- you have had any vaginal bleeding in this pregnancy
- you have epilepsy
- you have heart problems
- you have diabetes, blood clotting problems, or have thyroid, liver or kidney disease