Gin Amber Beauty is offering two new Eco-soy, beeswax-based, all natural candles, made here locally in Miami, scented with lemongrass or hemp seed oil, and poured into a real half-coconut shell. Both candles smell fresh, healthy and delicious—think of walking into the herbal section of a tea shop, or through a freshly-rained-upon field. Nothing artificial or over-powering, they are scented with pure kosher essential oils, so no chemical headaches or reactions!
I’ve been reading about the nutritious properties of the hemp seed which contains a high concentration of Omega 3 & 6, especially helpful for the skin, and aiding in relaxing muscles. They also contain gamma-linolenic acid, which has been linked to several health benefits.
Lemongrass is an anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, anti-microbial, deliciously refreshing scent that contains benefits I look for when creating health and beauty-enhancing products.*
And when they’re done burning, the attractive, sturdy shells can hold jewelry, your keys or incidentals.
The candles come in two sizes: A smaller lemongrass-scented candle with visible, organic lemongrass bits for $15, and a larger pure hemp-seed oil candle for $20. Or, buy a set of 3 lemongrass-scented candles for $40, or 3 hemp seed candles for $50.
WHY MY CANDLES?
If you follow me on Instagram, you know how much I love baths—you might have seen my toes in a tub surrounded by lit candles. I also practice meditation every morning. But I’ve stopped using mass-produced, paraffin or petroleum-based, artificially scented candles after learning about how harmful paraffin wax can be when it is burned. Did you know these candles can release toxic volatile organic compounds (VOCs) into the air such as acetone, benzene and toluene, which are known carcinogens? These are the same chemicals found in diesel fuel emissions and have been found to cause allergies, asthma attacks and skin problems!*
We even made sure the wicks are of the finest quality, 100% organic hemp, burning with little to no soot. The entire candle is biodegradable.
My new candles are perfect for creating a healthful, spa atmosphere to enhance your skin care routine while you bathe. Light one, breathe in deeply, and unwind while using our best-selling AHA/BHA cleanser before you dermaroll or aqua stamp! These candles make great gifts and can be added to one of our bundles, a subscription box, or kits for a fantastic birthday gift for a special person!
* “The Big Problem with Scented Candles,” By Dana Oliver, December7, 2017 https://www.huffpost.com/entry/scented-candles-toxic-safer-options_n_7536410
* “6 Evidence-Based Health Benefits of Hemp Seeds,” Healthline, https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/6-health-benefits-of-hemp-seeds#section7 *
“10 Reasons to Drink Lemongrass Tea,” Healthline, https://www.healthline.com/health/food-nutrition/lemongrass-tea