Candles are like New Zealanders. I’ve never met one I haven’t liked.
I have, at last count, countless candles in my home. I just love them to bits. Candles can singlehandedly create a beautiful atmosphere wherever you are. The different scents and moods; the look of a lit candle dancing in the dappled flickering light, the relaxing way that they can calm a frantic and busy mind or create a certain euphoria.
No wonder we all just can’t get enough.
Today I’m happy to announce the launch of a world first and something I’ve been working on over the past year. My brand-new Negative Ion Candle is here and it’s ready to take the power of a candle to a whole new level. Yep, we are levelling up the candle world!
This special candle has a beautiful natural lemongrass & lime aroma. It’s handmade with a pure cotton wick, and the contents have been Supercharged with negative ions, blended into 100% vegan, non-GMO soy wax. What’s great about it is that it contains no paraffin, no palm oil or beeswax. It’s also renewable, carbon neutral, not tested on animals and complies with RIFM and IFRA standards.
So now that we’ve ticked all the boxes and considering it's the first of its kind, you might be asking wtf (what the fleck) is a negative ion candle?
If you haven’t heard about negative ions before, and want to know more about what they are, just think of them like little packets of good energy from the Earth!
A force of nature...
Negative ions are a must in all our lives. Because nature has its own energy, negative ions are the energy particles that are naturally generated by nature.
For example, crashing waves spark negative ions. Our Earth’s minerals, including our Love Your Gut powder and Fulvic Humic Concentrated drops, are negatively charged, as are soil, plants, organic matter and most things in nature.
Positively charged things, on the other hand, are generally man-made, the things that you use each day, like your laptop or computer and the electromagnetic radiation they emit, your iPad and phone, air-conditioning, pollution, cement, clothes dryers, microwaves, LED lights and TV screens, heaters… the list is endless.
If you’d like to learn more about what negative ions are from a scientific point of view, you can read this ‘what the science says’ article with research links.
The reason I’ve created this candle primarily is because I really wanted my next project to be something that would help contribute to the world in a positive way, and for people to be able to enjoy just being in a calmer and mood elevating environment. Negative ions can help elevate your mood by increasing serotonin levels, they purify and clean the air and counteract the positive ions in your personal environment.
When I started to develop this candle, I knew that it needed to fulfil certain criteria. It needed to have…
A subtle aroma - this candle is about negative ions first and a gentle aroma second. Plus, I just prefer light and completely natural fragrancy in my space. This candle has a lovely lemongrass and lime smell and let’s face it artificial fragrances do not make (scents!) these days.
Negatively charged minerals incorporated into the soy wax. That bit took some time and trial and error. You’ll notice that this candle has flecks in the wax. These aren't impurities, they're purities (spellcheck tells me this is an actual word). These flecks are the highly negatively charged Leonardite sourced straight from beneath the earth. They’re released once the wax has melted off them, exposing them to the immediate environment. They act against the positive ions bombarding us in modern life. What the fleck!
Over the course of about nine months, I worked closely with a fabulous candle-maker, Jami, who makes all the candles by hand and after no less than 13 trials we finally got the perfect negatively charged candle! The testing process was a lot of fun, I had to google a lot of big words, and it often came up with no “matches” found 😉 so I tried wick-ipedia (sorry had to throw a couple of candle jokes in here somewhere).
If you’re wondering how to use it?
As the idea of the candle is releasing natural energy (negative ions), it’s good to light it at times during the daytime, especially when you’re working on a computer or on the phone.
In the evening, light it again, especially if you’re still working and to counter the blue light and radiation coming off computers and TV screens.
At bedtime, let it flame for an hour or so before you sleep. You’ll be “de-lighted” with how you sleep better!
This negative ion candle has up to 50 hours burn time.
Did you know that soy wax has a memory? To ensure your candles don’t tunnel, always burn candles until the wax pool has reached the edge of the container.
I’d also love to share with you some other ways to let more negative ions into your life…
- Walk barefoot in the park
- Hold hands with someone you love
- Eat more organic foods
- Dry your bed sheets in the sun and wind
- Dig your hands in the garden
- Walk along the beach or shore
- Hang coats in the sun for half an hour before putting them on
- Take a mineral bath
- Consume more minerals
- Smile at someone (ok I’m not sure if it’s negatively charged, but it makes you feel good when someone smiles at you)
The Supercharged Food Negative Ion Candle is for home or office use. You can place it by your computers, mobile phones radio frequency radiation and 5G, WIFI, microwaves, air-conditioners or heaters. Use it during the day at your workplace to ward off the bad (positive) vibes, keep it lit next to your bed or in the bathroom. Use it anytime, really. Because it’s pretty lit if you ask me!
But most importantly light it, enjoy it and sit back and relax.
You can order the candle here.