Earthy Scents for Earth Day

Earthy Scents for Earth Day

Light a Candle to Celebrate Earth Day!

Earth Day is coming up on Sunday, April 22! There are many ways to celebrate Earth Day. Some people plant a tree. Others join public forums to discuss how to protect our planet. One way to protect the Earth is to reduce CO2 emissions. Kristin and Company uses soy wax – as opposed to paraffin – to make our candles. This means that our candles burn clean. We even carry a special selection of earthy scents. Celebrate this Earth Day with Earthy scents for Earth Day from Kristin and Company!

**Buy One Get One 50% off on all Earthy Scents, April 4-23, 2018**

Soy Candles Are an Eco-Friendly Alternative to Regular Candles

Soy candles burn clean. After burning paraffin candles, black soot collects on the candle jar’s glass interior as well as on top of the candle. The soot coats the walls, drapes, and furniture in your home. The result? Candle burning means more frequent cleaning is needed. Additionally, cleaning doesn’t always result in a room being as clean as it was before. Clean burning candles offer you a chance to enjoy candles without the sooty side effects.

In other words, soy candles are perfect for Earth Day (and any other day!).

Candles that Honor Earth Day

Soy candles are the first innovation in candles in a century. As people are more concerned with the environment and their health, consumers are demanding eco-friendly solutions.

However, to get there, people have to demand changing the status quo.

Earth Day Set the Tone

The first Earth Day was in 1970, even before the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, or Endangered Species Act.

Senator Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin started Earth Day to bring environmental issues to the forefront of national discussion, with bipartisan support in congress. On the first Earth Day, 20 million Americans participated in demonstrations across the country. In response, congress created the EPA.

Earth Day Goes Global!

In 1990, Earth Day went global, reaching 141 countries. Prompted by the momentum, two years later saw the 1992 United Nations Earth Summit. In 2015, 196 parties across the globe signed The Paris Climate Accord, an agreement among countries to do their part to hold the global temperature at 2 degrees Celsius below pre-industrial levels.

Today, Earth Day is the largest secular observance celebrated around the world.

We look forward to many Earth Days to come!

Earthy Scents for Earth Day

However you decide to celebrate Earth Day, whether it’s planting trees, setting up recycling bins in your home, or educating yourself on the environment, end the day by enjoying a soothing candle that’s eco-friendly!

Nature’s scent

Our Earthy collection features: spices, citronella, teaberry, strawberries, raspberries, eucalyptus, grass, lemon, lemongrass, sage, pine, fir, balsam, flowers, golden amber, patchouli, and green tea.

What mood are you in?

  • Spices
  • Citronella
  • Teaberry
  • Strawberries
  • Raspberries
  • Eucalyptus
  • Grass
  • Lemon
  • Lemongrass
  • Sage
  • Pine
  • Fir
  • Balsam
  • Flowers
  • Golden amber
  • Patchouli
  • Green tea

Pick your size:

Note: Size options vary by candle scent.

  • Meltie (6-pack)
  • 8 oz.
  • 9 oz.
  • 5 oz.
  • 16 oz.
  • 18 oz.
  • 28 oz.

Earthy Aromas Capture the Calm of Nature

With different scents and sizes, we currently have 73 options for Earthy scents.

  • Autumn splendor
  • Berry Citronella
  • Eucalyptus
  • Lemongrass Sage
  • Log Cabin
  • Moonlit Path
  • Patchouli
  • Pine Needles
  • Raindrops
  • Teaberry
  • Walk in the Woods

Autumn splendor

Take a walk in the woods with this blend of soft harvest spices and sweet fall aromas capturing the essence of the season.

Candle size options:

  • 9 oz.
  • 12.5 oz.
  • 16 oz.
  • 18 oz.
  • 28 oz.

SHOP NOW

Berry Citronella

Think fruit. A fantastic summer fragrance of citronella blended with sweet strawberries and raspberries.

Candle size options:

  • 8 oz.
  • 16 oz.
  • 18 oz.
  • 28 oz.

SHOP NOW

Eucalyptus

Breathe in the air and take in nature. Freshly picked eucalyptus leaves with a hint of cool fresh air and earth woods are sure to get your mind off of work.

Candle size options:

  • 8 oz.
  • 16 oz.
  • 18 oz.
  • 28 oz.

SHOP NOW

Lemongrass Sage

Crisp lemongrass blended with the herbal essence of sage makes for a refreshing scent.

Candle size options:

  • 8 oz.
  • 16 oz.
  • 18 oz.
  • 28 oz.

SHOP NOW

Log Cabin

Log Cabin is a warm rustic blend of earthy woods and spices with a fresh burst of pine. Whether you’re in a cabin in the woods or an apartment in the city, this scent will make you feel more in tune with nature.

Candle size options:

  • 8 oz.
  • 16 oz.
  • 18 oz.
  • 28 oz.

SHOP NOW

Moonlit Path

A romantic blend of delicate flowers and golden amber, this scent is perfect when you’re on your patio looking up at the stars and moon. Bring the scent of nature back home. Your walk doesn’t have to end when you sit down!

Candle size options:

  • 8 oz.
  • 9 oz.
  • 12.5 oz.
  • 16 oz.
  • 18 oz.
  • 28 oz.

SHOP NOW

Patchouli

With its slightly sweet intoxicating scent with a dark musky and earthy aroma, nothing says “flower power” like patchouli.

Candle size options:

  • 8 oz.
  • 16 oz.
  • 18 oz.
  • 28 oz.

SHOP NOW

Pine Needles

The fresh scent of a northern pine forest with a blend of fir and balsam brings the forest into your home.

Candle size options:

  • Meltie (6-pack)
  • 8 oz.
  • 9 oz.
  • 12.5 oz.
  • 16 oz.
  • 18 oz.
  • 28 oz.

SHOP NOW

Raindrops

Fresh floral fragrance as drops of rain land on a field of jasmine with a hint of grass. Enjoy the sweet refreshing smell of rain without getting wet!

Candle size options:

  • 8 oz.
  • 16 oz.
  • 18 oz.
  • 28 oz.

SHOP NOW

Teaberry

Teaberry is a refreshing cool mint blend with a green tea and splash of lemon. This scent will get you up and ready to take on the day.

Candle size options:

  • 8 oz.
  • 16 oz.
  • 18 oz.
  • 28 oz.

SHOP NOW

Walk in the Woods

Warm and mystic with an oriental woodsy appeal and slight musk, Walk in the Woods smells just like the name suggests.

Candle size options:

  • Meltie (6-pack)
  • 8 oz.
  • 9 oz.
  • 12.5 oz.
  • 16 oz.
  • 18 oz.
  • 28 oz.

SHOP NOW

Key benefits of our earthy soy candles:

Why are Kristin’s all-natural soy candles good for the environment? Let us count the ways!

  • Biodegradable
  • Burns cleaner
  • Made from soybeans (vegetable oil)
  • Non-toxic
  • Produces negligible amounts of soot
  • Renewable
  • Doesn’t require chemicals to add scent
  • Doesn’t release any known carcinogens into the air
  • Doesn’t increase CO2 levels in the Earth’s atmosphere
  • Can burn twice as long as paraffin candles

Contact Us

Shop online to order your Earthy scents for Earth Day today! Get 50% off of your first order with new customer registration. Start your tradition of burning eco-friendly candles today!

Wishing you a wonderful 2018 Earth Day from everyone at Kristin and Company!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Links:

https://kristinandco.com/shop/?pa_scent-category=earthy

https://kristinandco.com/2017/10/16/soy-candles-good-environment/

https://www.epa.gov/history/epa-history-earth-day

https://www.earthday.org/about/the-history-of-earth-day/

https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/06/01/531048986/so-what-exactly-is-in-the-paris-climate-accord

 

 

 

Earthy Scents for Earth Day

Earthy Scents for Earth Day

Light a Candle to Celebrate Earth Day!

Earth Day is coming up on Sunday, April 22! There are many ways to celebrate Earth Day. Some people plant a tree. Others join public forums to discuss how to protect our planet. One way to protect the Earth is to reduce CO2 emissions. Kristin and Company uses soy wax – as opposed to paraffin – to make our candles. This means that our candles burn clean. We even carry a special selection of earthy scents. Celebrate this Earth Day with Earthy scents for Earth Day from Kristin and Company!

**Buy One Get One 50% off on all Earthy Scents, April 4-23, 2018**

Soy Candles Are an Eco-Friendly Alternative to Regular Candles

Soy candles burn clean. After burning paraffin candles, black soot collects on the candle jar’s glass interior as well as on top of the candle. The soot coats the walls, drapes, and furniture in your home. The result? Candle burning means more frequent cleaning is needed. Additionally, cleaning doesn’t always result in a room being as clean as it was before. Clean burning candles offer you a chance to enjoy candles without the sooty side effects.

In other words, soy candles are perfect for Earth Day (and any other day!).

Candles that Honor Earth Day

Soy candles are the first innovation in candles in a century. As people are more concerned with the environment and their health, consumers are demanding eco-friendly solutions.

However, to get there, people have to demand changing the status quo.

Earth Day Set the Tone

The first Earth Day was in 1970, even before the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, or Endangered Species Act.

Senator Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin started Earth Day to bring environmental issues to the forefront of national discussion, with bipartisan support in congress. On the first Earth Day, 20 million Americans participated in demonstrations across the country. In response, congress created the EPA.

Earth Day Goes Global!

In 1990, Earth Day went global, reaching 141 countries. Prompted by the momentum, two years later saw the 1992 United Nations Earth Summit. In 2015, 196 parties across the globe signed The Paris Climate Accord, an agreement among countries to do their part to hold the global temperature at 2 degrees Celsius below pre-industrial levels.

Today, Earth Day is the largest secular observance celebrated around the world.

We look forward to many Earth Days to come!

Earthy Scents for Earth Day

However you decide to celebrate Earth Day, whether it’s planting trees, setting up recycling bins in your home, or educating yourself on the environment, end the day by enjoying a soothing candle that’s eco-friendly!

Nature’s scent

Our Earthy collection features: spices, citronella, teaberry, strawberries, raspberries, eucalyptus, grass, lemon, lemongrass, sage, pine, fir, balsam, flowers, golden amber, patchouli, and green tea.

What mood are you in?

  • Spices
  • Citronella
  • Teaberry
  • Strawberries
  • Raspberries
  • Eucalyptus
  • Grass
  • Lemon
  • Lemongrass
  • Sage
  • Pine
  • Fir
  • Balsam
  • Flowers
  • Golden amber
  • Patchouli
  • Green tea

Pick your size:

Note: Size options vary by candle scent.

  • Meltie (6-pack)
  • 8 oz.
  • 9 oz.
  • 5 oz.
  • 16 oz.
  • 18 oz.
  • 28 oz.

Earthy Aromas Capture the Calm of Nature

With different scents and sizes, we currently have 73 options for Earthy scents.

  • Autumn splendor
  • Berry Citronella
  • Eucalyptus
  • Lemongrass Sage
  • Log Cabin
  • Moonlit Path
  • Patchouli
  • Pine Needles
  • Raindrops
  • Teaberry
  • Walk in the Woods

Autumn splendor

Take a walk in the woods with this blend of soft harvest spices and sweet fall aromas capturing the essence of the season.

Candle size options:

  • 9 oz.
  • 12.5 oz.
  • 16 oz.
  • 18 oz.
  • 28 oz.

SHOP NOW

Berry Citronella

Think fruit. A fantastic summer fragrance of citronella blended with sweet strawberries and raspberries.

Candle size options:

  • 8 oz.
  • 16 oz.
  • 18 oz.
  • 28 oz.

SHOP NOW

Eucalyptus

Breathe in the air and take in nature. Freshly picked eucalyptus leaves with a hint of cool fresh air and earth woods are sure to get your mind off of work.

Candle size options:

  • 8 oz.
  • 16 oz.
  • 18 oz.
  • 28 oz.

SHOP NOW

Lemongrass Sage

Crisp lemongrass blended with the herbal essence of sage makes for a refreshing scent.

Candle size options:

  • 8 oz.
  • 16 oz.
  • 18 oz.
  • 28 oz.

SHOP NOW

Log Cabin

Log Cabin is a warm rustic blend of earthy woods and spices with a fresh burst of pine. Whether you’re in a cabin in the woods or an apartment in the city, this scent will make you feel more in tune with nature.

Candle size options:

  • 8 oz.
  • 16 oz.
  • 18 oz.
  • 28 oz.

SHOP NOW

Moonlit Path

A romantic blend of delicate flowers and golden amber, this scent is perfect when you’re on your patio looking up at the stars and moon. Bring the scent of nature back home. Your walk doesn’t have to end when you sit down!

Candle size options:

  • 8 oz.
  • 9 oz.
  • 12.5 oz.
  • 16 oz.
  • 18 oz.
  • 28 oz.

SHOP NOW

Patchouli

With its slightly sweet intoxicating scent with a dark musky and earthy aroma, nothing says “flower power” like patchouli.

Candle size options:

  • 8 oz.
  • 16 oz.
  • 18 oz.
  • 28 oz.

SHOP NOW

Pine Needles

The fresh scent of a northern pine forest with a blend of fir and balsam brings the forest into your home.

Candle size options:

  • Meltie (6-pack)
  • 8 oz.
  • 9 oz.
  • 12.5 oz.
  • 16 oz.
  • 18 oz.
  • 28 oz.

SHOP NOW

Raindrops

Fresh floral fragrance as drops of rain land on a field of jasmine with a hint of grass. Enjoy the sweet refreshing smell of rain without getting wet!

Candle size options:

  • 8 oz.
  • 16 oz.
  • 18 oz.
  • 28 oz.

SHOP NOW

Teaberry

Teaberry is a refreshing cool mint blend with a green tea and splash of lemon. This scent will get you up and ready to take on the day.

Candle size options:

  • 8 oz.
  • 16 oz.
  • 18 oz.
  • 28 oz.

SHOP NOW

Walk in the Woods

Warm and mystic with an oriental woodsy appeal and slight musk, Walk in the Woods smells just like the name suggests.

Candle size options:

  • Meltie (6-pack)
  • 8 oz.
  • 9 oz.
  • 12.5 oz.
  • 16 oz.
  • 18 oz.
  • 28 oz.

SHOP NOW

Key benefits of our earthy soy candles:

Why are Kristin’s all-natural soy candles good for the environment? Let us count the ways!

  • Biodegradable
  • Burns cleaner
  • Made from soybeans (vegetable oil)
  • Non-toxic
  • Produces negligible amounts of soot
  • Renewable
  • Doesn’t require chemicals to add scent
  • Doesn’t release any known carcinogens into the air
  • Doesn’t increase CO2 levels in the Earth’s atmosphere
  • Can burn twice as long as paraffin candles

Contact Us

Shop online to order your Earthy scents for Earth Day today! Get 50% off of your first order with new customer registration. Start your tradition of burning eco-friendly candles today!

Wishing you a wonderful 2018 Earth Day from everyone at Kristin and Company!

Links:

https://kristinandco.com/shop/?pa_scent-category=earthy

https://kristinandco.com/2017/10/16/soy-candles-good-environment/

https://www.epa.gov/history/epa-history-earth-day

https://www.earthday.org/about/the-history-of-earth-day/

https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/06/01/531048986/so-what-exactly-is-in-the-paris-climate-accord

These New Spring Scents Make for the Perfect Spring

Winter Melts Into Spring

No pun intended! As winter winds down, it time to think about Spring. You change your dark wardrobe to pastels, your sheets from flannel to a lighter fabric, and you finish your chili to stock up on food that’s less hearty and more suited for the season. So, why not do the same for candles and try new spring scents? Our holiday collections prepare you for winter and now we’re adding two fresh new spring candle scents to brighten up your Spring.

Spring into the season with a Kristin candle

Spring has nearly sprung and on April 1, Kristin and Company is introducing new spring candle scents that are perfect for welcoming in the warm weather and fresh breezes.

What are Kristin’s new scents for Spring? (Drum roll, please!)

Our new spring scents available beginning April 1 are: Summer Breeze and Water Lily!

  • Water Lily is a soft and delicate fragrance featuring a citrus and floral blend.
  • Summer Breeze is the perfect summertime sweet aroma of creamy coconut.

How often does Kristin & Co. release new scents?

We typically release new scents in January and August as well as a special collection around the winter holidays!

What is Kristin’s process for creating new scents?

At Kristin & Company we are always excited to create new scents. Then there comes the tricky part: deciding on which scents to add to our store.

Creating new scents is a group effort among our staff. We read comments and reviews from our customers because customers are our priority. We want to provide our loyal customers with the scents they wish existed.

Once we decide on the scents, we hand pour test candles. We burn them in our office so we can get a sense of how the scent smells initially, as well as after being exposed to it for a while. Then we vote on what we liked and disliked.

From there, we decide on the time of year appropriate to each scent. Once that’s settled, we start making our new scented candles right here in our facility in Standish, Michigan.

Why do these scents work well for spring?

Water Lily’s blend of citrus and florals is perfect for the time of year when flowers start blooming again.

Summer Breeze harkens what’s next: the season of cool breezes on the beach. Creamy coconut brings in a tropical element that’s relaxing.

How do these scents make Spring better?

Our new spring scents, Water Lily and Summer Breeze, take what’s going on outside in nature and brings it indoors so you can enjoy it in your home as well.

In short, Spring should be sweet, citrusy, and floral

And our new spring scents do just that!

  • Sweet
  • Citrusy
  • Floral

Sweet

Sweet scents help you concentrate and enhances your performance taking tests or other tasks that require concentration.

The scent of coconut can reduce stress and help you relax. So, whether you’re taking the SATs or Spring cleaning, our Summer Breeze scent with coconut might be the unlikely answer!

In addition to our new spring scents, our other sweet scents include:

  • Sugar Cookie
  • Butterscotch Oatmeal
  • Caramel Cookie
  • Cinnamon Bun
  • Pumpkin Pie
  • Snickerdoodle
  • Sugar Cookie
  • Cinnamon
  • Spiced Clove
  • Apple Pie
  • Sweet Pea
  • Vanilla

Citrusy

With Spring being the season of new growth, our new spring scents wouldn’t be complete without a fruity scent.

Citrus is a bold scent with a lot to admire!

Burn a candle in the morning to brighten up your day and set the tone for the rest of the day. Clear your mind of all negative thoughts and emotions before stepping out the door.

Citrus fruit, floral, and winter spice scents calm and sooth the mind and body and keep your stress levels in check. Fruity scents can even treat insomnia and cure a headache. Citrus scents put you in a happy and energetic mood, uplifting both the mind and body.

The smell of orange is often used in aromatherapy to treat depression. Though not a substitute for medication, this citrus scent can help you relax and brings on pleasant thoughts, and puts you in a happy mood. Additionally, medical studies suggest orange aromatherapy can boost cognitive function for people with Alzheimer’s disease.

Citrus complements well with other scents, especially florals, making them more earthy and deep. This is what we did with our new Water Lily scent!

In addition to our new spring scents, our other citrusy scents include:

  • Citrus and Basil
  • Orange Spice 

Floral

Florals. The scent of romance!

Floral scents are good for your mood and reduce feelings of stress, anxiety, and depression. The scent acts to decrease your breathing rate and blood pressure to help you relax. The scent also brings energy and positive and uplifting thoughts. It can also help relieve headaches. That’s a lot of benefits for one type of scent!

In 2008, Park and Mattson found that patients in hospital rooms with bright flowers and potted plants “needed less postoperative pain medication, had lower systolic blood pressure and pulse rates, were less anxious and tired, and generally were in a more positive psychological state than patients in rooms without plants.”

Researchers at Wageningen University in the Netherlands found that patrons with fresh flowers on their restaurant tables seemed to be in better moods.

Florals are good complements to other fragrances. That’s why we mixed floral with citrus to create our Water Lily scent!

In addition to our new spring scents, our other floral options include: 

  • Best Friends
  • Lavender
  • Lavender and Vanilla
  • Lilac
  • Love Spell
  • Magnolia
  • Midnight Pomegranate
  • Sensuous Bloom
  • Sweet Pea
  • Twilight
  • Wildflowers

From Then to Now

In Cyprus, archaeologists discovered a 4,000-year-old buried perfumery. Some things never get old and it seems that the appreciation for soothing scents is one of them!

From ancient Cyprus to modern-day Michigan, at Kristin and Company we hope to continue the candle tradition for years (or centuries!) to come. We’re constantly taking old scents and both honoring tradition and using old, familiar scents to create something new. That’s what we did with Water Lily and Summer Breeze. We hope you enjoy them as much as we do!

Pleasant scents have a range of benefits

Many benefits of candle scents aren’t specific to one fragrance. These perks include:

  • Enhances mood
  • Reduces stress and anxiety
  • Triggers happy memories
  • Relaxing
  • Therapeutic
  • Smell great!

Contact Us

Ready for Spring? Visit our shop today to try out our variety of soy-based scented candles. Take advantage of our current offer that runs through March 31st where if you buy a candle you get a second one 50% off. Check us out today to get prepared for the season! From all of us at Kristin and Company, we wish you a happy Spring!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Links:

https://www.allure.com/story/the-best-candles-for-spring

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/sally-augustin/health-benefits-flowers_b_2992014.html

https://www.encyclopedia.com/plants-and-animals/botany/botany-general/flower

http://www.stylecraze.com/articles/benefits-of-using-perfumes/#gref

http://www.candlejunkies.com/5-scents-and-their-effect-on-your-body/

https://allnaturalideas.com/coconut-essential-oil/

http://www.saturdayeveningpost.com/2010/03/01/in-the-magazine/living-well/soothing-scents.html

http://plantsolutions.com/documents/FloweringFoliage.pdf

https://www.essentialbazaar.com/10-most-popular-essential-oil-scents/

 

 

Spread the Love with a Valentine’s Day Candle

A New Tradition

Flowers and chocolate are great, but why not mix it up this year and go for something unexpected with a unique Valentine’s Day gift? A Valentine’s Day Candle not only sets the tone for a romantic meal on that special evening, but lasts for date nights throughout the year. After all, who says romance is only for Valentine’s Day?

So, rather than the traditional flowers and candy, why not start a new tradition this year and give that special someone a Valentine candle? Candles last longer than candy and flowers and the scent that it fills the room with will be a continuing reminder of your love.

A Choice Romance

Kristin has a variety of scents to choose from but these four scents are great options for a unique Valentine’s Day gift: Love Spell, Passion, Soulmates, and Best Friends. From flowers, to citrus, to sandalwood, we have a scent for everyone!

Love Spell

A Valentine’s Day Candle for your significant other is sure to set a romantic mood.

Love spell candles pair the aroma of a bouquet of flowers with the scent of mandarins. Plus, the scent lasts much longer than flowers!

Enjoy the serene pastoral smell of flowers with the invigorating scent of citrus.

  • An 8 oz. candle burns for 60+ hours
  • A 16 oz. candle burns for 140+ hours
  • An 18 oz. candle burns for 100+ hours
  • A 28 oz. candle burns for 150+ hours

Other Benefits:

  • Soy-based, 100% all-natural
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Long burning
  • Strong scent throw (fills your home, not just a room)

For a limited time take 50% off your initial purchase from Kristin and Company with new customer registration.

Returning customers enjoy 35% off our select Valentine scents: Soulmates, Best Friends, Love Spell, and Passion. 

SHOP NOW

 

Passion

A Valentine’s Day Candle for those with passion!

This candle delivers the pleasing scent of berries and a bouquet of roses.

Roses are a classic scent for Valentine’s Day. What could be better than the smell of roses? The smell of roses lasting more than two weeks! Make the scent of flowers last for months with a passion candle.

In addition, the scent of roses can give you good dreams. According to a German study women who smelled rotten eggs had nightmares and those who smelled roses had happy dreams. Thanks, Science!

  • An 8 oz. candle burns for 60+ hours
  • A 16 oz. candle burns for 140+ hours
  • An 18 oz. candle burns for 100+ hours
  • A 28 oz. candle burns for 150+ hours

Other Benefits:

  • Soy-based, 100% all-natural
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Long burning
  • Strong scent throw (fills your home, not just a room)

For a limited time take 50% off your initial purchase from Kristin and Company with new customer registration.

Returning customers enjoy 35% off our select Valentine scents: Soulmates, Best Friends, Love Spell, and Passion.

SHOP NOW

 

Soulmates

A Valentine’s Day Candle for soulmates!

This scent combines a light musk, lily of the valley, and sandalwood, plus a touch of vanilla.

This candle’s fragrance blends favorite scents into a complex aroma. For something unique, try a soulmates candle to appreciate a bit of everything.

  • An 8 oz. candle burns for 60+ hours
  • A 16 oz. candle burns for 140+ hours
  • A 28 oz. candle burns for 150+ hours

For a limited time take 50% off your initial purchase from Kristin and Company with new customer registration.

Returning customers enjoy 35% off our select Valentine scents: Soulmates, Best Friends, Love Spell, and Passion.

SHOP NOW 

 

Best Friends

A Valentine’s Day Candle for friends!

Valentine’s Day doesn’t just celebrate romantic love; it’s also a time to celebrate friendship!

Best Friends candles’ scent mixes a creamy vanilla base with a sweet berry scent.

Everyone loves vanilla; it’s a scent you never get tired of. That’s why it’s a go-to candle for so many people.

  • An 8 oz. candle burns for 60+
  • A 9 oz. candle burns for 70+
  • A 12.5 oz. candle burns for 90+
  • A 16 oz. candle burns for 140+
  • An 18 oz. candle burns for 100+
  • A 28 oz. candle burns for 150+

Other Benefits:

  • Soy-based, 100% all-natural
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Long burning
  • Strong scent throw (fills your home, not just a room)

For a limited time take 50% off your initial purchase from Kristin and Company with new customer registration.

Returning customers enjoy 35% off our select Valentine scents: Soulmates, Best Friends, Love Spell, and Passion.

SHOP NOW

 

Candles Improve the Mood

Candles that smell good are also good for your health. Candles play a role in emotion and mood. So why not improve your mood if a candle is all it takes? If you’re feeling stressed out at work, for example, a relaxing candle can help you leave work at the office and focus on having a romantic evening with your sweetheart. After all, stress doesn’t really complement a leisurely dinner sipping wine!

In addition, many couples focus on their relationship on Valentine’s Day, but neglect it other times of the year. Like February 15 anyone? Instead of celebrating Valentine’s Day, why not extend that tranquil quality time the rest of the year? A candle can evoke your memory of Valentine’s Day so you can extend the love for the rest of the year!

Lastly, candles improve concentration. If you give undivided attention to your spouse rather than, say, your phone, you’re bound to have an enjoyable night!

An International Affair

Valentine’s Day is celebrated in many countries around the globe. It is a joyous celebration of appreciation of your significant other, family, and friends. Chaucer and Shakespeare romanticized the holiday, popularizing the day in Europe. The tradition eventually made its way across the pond to become the holiday we know today.

Today people in Britain, France, Australia, South Korea, the Philippines, Mexico, Canada and, of course, the United States enjoy Saint Valentine’s Day.

Why Buy a Candle from Us?

Kristin and Company provides quality soy-based Valentine’s Day Candles at a great price. Most importantly, our Valentine’s Day Candles will provide you with a scent adding to the romantic atmosphere of Valentine’s Day, not just this February 14, but for many hours of romantic evenings throughout the year!

Check Us Out

Visit our shop today and pick out the perfect Valentine’s Day candle for that special someone in your life.

First-time customers receive 50% off their first order. In fact, you might even call it a sweet deal! If you are a returning customer, enjoy 35% off our select Valentine scents through February 14: Soulmates, Best Friends, Love Spell, and Passion.

Happy Valentine’s Day from all of us at Kristin and Company!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Links:

https://kristinandco.com/shop/?pa_scent-category=fruits&pa_scent=best-friends

https://kristinandco.com/shop/?pa_scent-category=floral&pa_scent=love-spell

https://kristinandco.com/product/soulmates

https://kristinandco.com/shop/?pa_scent=passion

https://www.npr.org/2011/02/14/133693152/the-dark-origins-of-valentines-day

http://www.elledecor.com/life-culture/fun-at-home/g9146668/scented-candles-mood/

http://www.elledecor.com/life-culture/fun-at-home/g9146668/scented-candles-mood/?slide=9

http://www.unesco-iicba.org/research-candles-improve-concentration/

https://www.britannica.com/topic/Valentines-Day

Sustainability Isn’t Just about the Soy Wax

Why use soy wax? Let us count the ways!

While soy wax is better for the environment than paraffin wax, the benefits go way beyond this.

Promoting sustainability through soy wax is one simple way you can do your part for the environment while also supporting local business. From sustainability to easier living, no wonder soy candles are gaining popularity among candle enthusiasts. Soy wax is sustainable for the environment, the local economy, and your wallet.

ECONOMY

Increases economic activity

Demand for soy wax sustains local soybean farmers, helping the local economy.

Michigan’s soybean farmers are making big impacts on the local economy and doing so in a socially-responsible way, according to information from the Michigan Soybean Promotion Committee.

Good for the local economy

Some 12,000 Michigan soybean farmers contribute $1.67 billion to the economy and create 14,100 jobs for the state.

Michigan soybean farmers are growing soybeans in a way that is profitable and can be replicated every year without depleting resources.

The Michigan Soybean Promotion Committee says sustainability through soybeans is possible through:

  • Economic sustainability
  • Social sensitivity
  • Environmental stewardship

Economic sustainability: Profitable and replicable

Social sensitivity: An eye on impact

Environmental stewardship: Best (farming) practices

ENVIRONMENT

Sustainable

We know that oil reserves are becoming depleted. And, as scarcity increases, so go the prices. Since paraffin is made of petroleum, paraffin is susceptible to price increases. The soy supply, on the other hand, isn’t finite. It’s based on how much we decide to grow.

No collusion

In addition, energy companies have colluded to fix oil prices in the past, affecting paraffin candle price tags. According to the New York Times, this might have even started in the 1970’s. One of the paraffin cartel code names? Paraffin Mafia! Who knew the candle business could be so scandalous?

So far, there haven’t been any “soy scandals”!

Renewable

Soy is a renewable resource. You can continue to enjoy the ambiance you appreciate at dinner or special occasions, but with the added benefit of knowing you’re part of the solution toward a move to using renewable energy.

Kristin & Company soy candles are renewable, sustainable, and biodegradable. 

New technology

One new farming practice is the “no-till” approach. Just like it sounds, farmers don’t till the soil. This practice saves water and increases the retention of topsoil, organic matter, and nutrients. Additionally, less tractor usage results in fewer emissions.

ECO-FRIENDLY AND ECONOMICAL

In the forthcoming paper “Understanding the Positive Effects of Soybean Production on Climate Change,” Dr. Chris Saffron, assistant professor in the Department of BioSystems and Agricultural Engineering and Department of Forestry at Michigan State University, and his team calculated significant environmental benefits attributed to soy production.

Growing soybeans was shown to decrease CO2 emissions due to decreased equipment emissions. The savings is equivalent to removing 3,732 cars from the road. Reduced loss of CO2 in the soil because of no-till technology would be equivalent to removing 14,050 cars.

According to research conducted by the Michigan Soybean Promotion Committee:

  • Some 70% of Michigan soybean farmers attend at least two educational meetings every winter to stay current on sustainable soybean management and learn about innovative technologies and best practices.
  • Over 45% of Michigan soybean farmers use technology for seed, fertilizer, and pesticide application that ensures land only gets the necessary amount. This practice decreases fuel usage and ensures resources are used most effectively.
  • More than 80% of Michigan farmers test new practices and products before adopting the practice. This prevents negative environmental impacts before they start.
  • 70% of Michigan soybean farmers create an agronomic plan addressing water, nutrient, weed, insect, and crop needs for sustainability. Strategic decision making based on past performance and projections makes greater efficiently more likely, as well as an increased likelihood of improved sustainability.
  • Farm machinery fuel efficiency has improved. 91% of Michigan soybean farmers use the same amount of fuel or less per acre than five years ago.

For information on sustainable soybean production, visit SustainableSoy.com.

For information about soybeans in Michigan, visit MichiganSoybean.org.

MORE BENEFITS OF SOY WAX

Soy candles are long lasting

Soy candles burn slowly.

When a candle burns, the melted wax is drawn up into the wick due to surface tension. The flame’s heat vaporizes the wax, producing water vapor and carbon dioxide.

When compared to paraffin and palm wax candles, soy candles burn the longest. This is because soy wax candles have a higher melting point.

Think of it this way: You know how when you melt a stick of butter on the stove it’s quicker if you break up the butter into pieces? Think of the butter chunks as molecules. Soy wax contains larger molecules, resulting in less melted wax and hence lasting longer.

Emergency ready

If there’s an emergency and the electricity goes out, it’s important to have emergency candles in a place you can remember. Candles are a great source of light. Depending on how long it is until the power grid is restored, soy wax’s economic advantage could prove even more important. The soy wax candles will also take up less space so it’s not a hassle to store something easily accessible that you don’t use often (hopefully!).

Cooler burn pool

Have you ever spilled candle wax on yourself? Soy wax burns at a cooler temperature. While it still isn’t pleasant, it’s better than the (paraffin) alternative!

Easy to clean

Have you ever spilled wax on your favorite sweater, having to relegate your go-to outfit to work clothes? Have you ever spilled on the carpet and have to have a plant pot or piece of furniture covering the spill, even if it’s a little awkward in your living room layout? Or, ever spilled on an heirloom rug passed down from your great grandparents?

If you spill soy wax, it’s easier to clean than spills from paraffin wax. Soy wax can be removed simply with soap and water. This doesn’t just mean saving time in cleanup. Fewer items ruined or discarded is good for the earth too.

Smells like home

The consistency of soy wax means a stronger scent throw than paraffin candles.

The golden rule

Social responsibility has become expected of businesses these days. Farming and agriculture are no different. Paying attention to the impact of farms on their surrounding communities is important. Conscious consumers expect no less!

Contact Us

Kristin and Company provides quality soy candles in over 50 unique scents. We have been proudly promoting sustainability through soy wax since 2005.

Check out our wide assortment of scents that come in a variety of sizes. Make a resolution to take advantage of our 50% off promotion, when you make your initial purchase with a new customer registration.

We’re proud to be promoting sustainability through soy wax and we hope you will be proud to burn them and enjoy!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Links:

http://ngielements.com/why-soy/

https://www.candlescience.com/learning/what-is-soy-wax

https://makanastudios.com/pages/sustainability

https://prezi.com/n8k6bq3uufkm/which-type-of-wax-is-the-most-sustainable/

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/11/business/worldbusiness/11iht-wax.4.18608711.html

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/12/business/worldbusiness/12cartel.html