Giveaway alert! Details on how to win your very own Yum Yum Soy Candle & Room Spray at the end of this post. Contest ended! ECO-ngratulations Jen D!
Did you know that traditional paraffin wax candles are bad for your health and the environment?
1. Made from petroleum – thus increasing our demand for crude oil!
2. Paraffin contains up to 11 carcinogens that we shouldn’t inhale.
3. Paraffin is not sustainable.
4. Paraffin is not biodegradable.
5. Burning paraffin can irritate your allergies and asthma.
Yum Yum Candle is a NJ based soy candle company who is helping reduce the impacts caused by our candle obsession. We all love the way a room smells with the faint scent of your favorite candle. Their candles are all made with soy or other natural vegetable sources and packaged in recycleable tin containers. As I’m typing this I’m enjoying the fresh scents of a Peach Tea Smoothie – the perfect scent for a hot summer day.
Did you know?
– Soy burns cooler than paraffin? This is a great benefit if you want to use the candles in the summer time – it will save on your AC bill because it will limit the temperature increase of your home.
-Soy is biodegradable. When you are done with your candle any residue will biodegrade unlike petroleum based candles.
-Soy is a sustainable crop and if it were to leak into the Gulf it would NOT cause the disaster that we have today thanks to BP.
-If you spill a soy candle it was be cleaned up with soap and water – try that with paraffin!
Currently Yum Yum Candle sells a full line of soy candles (both in tin and glass jars), massage candles, room and linen sprays, reed diffusers, and coming soon – Yum E’Scentials – a full line of body care products.
Yum Yum Candle ONLINE:
Facebook Fan Page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Yum-Yum-Candle/65066981593
GIVEAWAY: Win a 7.5oz Yum Yum Candle in tin container plus one room & linen spray – scent of your choice. To enter – visit Yum Yum Candle and tell me your favorite scent in the comments section.
Extra entries: Earn up to 5 extra entries each day. Leave a comment below for each activity completed.
-Follow @YumYumCandle, @TheEcoChic and @EcoChicParties on Twitter – 1 entry for following all three combined.
-Like Yum Yum Candle, The Eco Chic, and Eco Chic Parties on Facebook – 1 entry for liking all three combined.
-Tweet about this giveaway using the following message – “Learn why you should use soy candles with @YumYumCandles & @TheEcoChic – Win your own candle set! Ends 9/15 http://bit.ly/duNYyj” up to 5 entries daily.
Rules: Giveaway open to all US residents over the age of 18. A maximum of 5 entries per day will be accepted. Giveaway will close at midnight (ET) on August 15th, 2010. Winner will be selected randomly by The Eco Chic and prize will be shipped by Yum Yum Candle at the close of the giveaway period. Winner will be contacted by email (so please ensure you leave your email somewhere in the entry form) at the close of the giveaway period. Subject to change.
Disclosure: Thank you Yum Yum Candle for sending me a sample of your products for this review.
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