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If you have received a gift from me recently chances are it was this: Voluspa's Santiago Huckleberry travel candle. The smell is intoxicating. Everyone loves it. It's affordable at $8-10. I mean even the cashier at the store said it was her favorite candle and that she keeps it in her room. Mine too! Personally, I keep one in my bathroom, room, and living room. The best gifts are the ones that will get a lot of use. Trust me you will have a hard time giving these as gifts as you will want to keep them for yourselves!
With a broad knowledge in Botany and her husband's business savvy the Traci and Troy Arnsten power couple started their family candle making business in Orange County, California, making the first candle in their kitchen in 1999. Traci applied her cultured, classical aesthetic while Troy employed his engineering skills to develop a revolutionary formula coveted in the industry. Their winning combination has made Voluspa a favorite among a long list of A-list celebrities.
The best part of Voluspa is their ecologically sound, sustainable and pesticide free ingredients. I don't know about you but I feel nauseous when I walk by the Yankee Candle store. Something about petroleum based waxes just makes me sick and this was true before I knew what petroleum based paraffin wax was. Of course only a few can really say for sure what exactly is in Yankee candles because it is proprietary information. But they've admitted to using refined paraffin. Some candle companies even use leaded wicks! But not Voluspa. They are proud of their ingredients because their candles are ultra clean burning (up to 90% cleaner than soy candles in independent lab tests) and their wax is made from healthy coconut oil. Coconut oil is not only ultra clean burning but it also blends better with the fragrance revealing the subtle notes and preserving the fragrance's character.
Andrea is a mom, producer, and blogger from Foxborough, MA. She is committed to promoting a fabulously sustainable lifestyle.