Candlelight Magic Pollution | Valentina Cirasola | Interior Designer

This article was written for http://www.simons.ca (Canada)

(Click on each photo to view it larger).

©Decorated_Fireplace

(As seen on Palo Alto Weekly)

Only 100 years ago candles represented the light bulb that illuminated the world through centuries. Today we use candles to create an atmosphere, not save on electricity. With candles human beings beat the dark of darkness and once they understood that the light of the flame had magical powers, they used candles for spiritual or religious rituals. First with animal fat, then with paraffin and with further addition of colors and scents, human being invented candles for any commercial use. One must keep in mind that candles keep the energy of all the people who collaborated in the making, therefore it is imperative to purify candles before using them. One way to purify a candle is to immerge it in a container full of rock salt keeping it in vertical position, otherwise a simple cloth will suffice to rub all strangers’ energies from the candle.

 

If you are health conscious as I am, you should care about the air you breathe as well. Breathing the fumes from a commercial candle made with paraffin is not the greatest thing you could do. Paraffin derives from crude oil, the same crude oil that is refined to obtain petrol and petroleum-based products. Burning paraffin candles means you will breathe substances that may be carcinogenic, such as formaldehyde, acrolein (from propylene), benzene, toluene (type of solvent) and acetaldehyde. All of these products contained in commercial paraffin candles will contribute to air  pollution in your home and aggravate any possible allergy you might already have.

glowing-birdhouse
(photo above found on vias928.photobucket.com – starley.shakespear)

Candles made from bees’ wax are the best, they are natural, save your health, the air you breathe in your home and burn sweet like honey. Bees have a life span of 12-17 days, during this short time they produce a waxy substance in their stomach and with that they build their cells to store honey. After the honey production is all done, beekeepers scrape the honey and discard the wax, or often sell it to candle makers. Bees’ wax is more expensive than the paraffin, is very yellow and compact, made into square shape cakes, or rolled out in a cylinder shape and that’s how it is sold.

Our beautiful nature offers additional natural solutions for candle making art. Soybeans and palm trees are excellent sources for a natural wax, their juices are biodegradable, no fossil fuels are needed to produce this type of wax and candles made with plants products burn slower than the paraffin candles.

If you are into candle art, you might want to consider colors that are suitable for your spirit and personality. Colors affect us in a positive or negative ways. Color will help us creating a message, a mood, a feeling, a character, or harmony. Just like everything else, colors play a large role in candles, it all depends if you want to attract some energy to you or take it away from you. Check out home accessories at  http://www.simons.ca/fre/categories/maison/cuisine-et-salle-a-manger/accessoires-de-table/chandelles

I deal with colors for the beauty and benefits they bring to our person, perhaps coloring a candle to your advantage will be the topic of my next article. Love and light, ciao,
Valentina
http://www.Valentinadesigns.com

Copyright © 2013 Valentina Cirasola, All Rights Reserved

ValWorkingValentina Cirasola is an Italian interior designer in business since 1990. She is passionate about colors and all expressive arts. She is a “colorist”. Valentina was featured in Italy on “Vogue” magazine and many prominent publications in California. She also has made four appearances on T.V. Comcast Channel 15. She is the author of her book #3 on the subject of colors: Red-A Voyage Into Colors, available on
Amazon: http://goo.gl/qNxXrB
Barnes&Nobles: http://goo.gl/q7dQ3w

15 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Amy
    Mar 07, 2013 @ 02:14:00

    Thank you so much for sharing the information for health. That is very thoughful!

    Like

    Reply

  2. Amy
    Mar 07, 2013 @ 02:11:37

    Too beautiful! Thank you for sharing your creative ideas!

    Like

    Reply

  3. petit4chocolatier
    Mar 07, 2013 @ 00:11:18

    So beautiful! Thank you for the information on candles!

    Like

    Reply

  4. bluebutterfliesandme
    Mar 06, 2013 @ 07:11:06

    Beautiful~ I love candlelight so very magical~

    Like

    Reply

  5. terry1954
    Mar 05, 2013 @ 17:46:47

    loveeeee your photos. I am a candle nut!!!! LOL

    Like

    Reply

  6. Green Door Hospitality
    Mar 05, 2013 @ 14:17:32

    Great and interesting post!
    Kenley

    Like

    Reply

  7. The Palladian Traveler
    Mar 05, 2013 @ 09:31:51

    Nice photos of the candle arrangements. You really know how to set the mood. Brava!

    Like

    Reply

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Graffiti Lux Art & More

Luxuriating in the Arts

It's all about Inspiration

Inspiration is our vision as it is the key to success. This Blog is about Personality Development, SEO, Amazon Affiliate Marketing, Blog ideas, and photography.

Electric Eclectic's Blog

All Things Bookish and more...

Before Sundown

remember what made you smile

James J. Cudney

Author of contemporary & mystery fiction: where family drama meets suspense

Robbie's inspiration

Ideas on writing and baking

The Write Stuff

"Writers Helping Writers" with Marcia Meara & Friends

Electric Press

Literary Insights magazine

Jacquie Biggar-USA Today Best-selling author

Read. Write. Love. 💕💕💕

Banter Republic

It's just banter

No Facilities

Random thoughts, life lessons, hopes and dreams

Watching the Daisies

Life Lessons on the Importance of Slow

Stevie Turner

Realist, writer, reader, reviewer and rocker.

This Is My Truth Now

Author, Inspirational Blogger, Book Reviewer & Promoter

Warning:Curves Ahead

reasonably photogenic and relatively stylish

Sue Vincent's Daily Echo

Echoes of Life, Love and Laughter

London Life With Liz

A lifestyle blog with a little bit of everything.

Inspired Motivation

Get your daily motivation fix right here!

Janaline's world journey

My sometimes Strange, but usually Wonderful Experiences and Adventures as I Travel through this amazing World we live in.

From my guardaviñas

Sharing ideas. Photos, travels, music, History, stories, feelings...

Dancer Attitude

"Shoot for the top"

Modern Tropical

Art + Decor by Kristian Gallagher

apkphotoblog | Allison Kendall

For the Love of Light

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine

Blog magazine for lovers of health, food, books, music, humour and life in general

Jean's Writing

Jean M. Cogdell, Author-Writing something worth reading, one word at a time in easy to swallow bite size portions.

valentina design universe

Entertainment, TV Shows, Design Shows, Public TV,

%d bloggers like this: