Frequently Asked Questions
What ingredients do you use in your candles?
Our candles contain only natural, plant based ingredients. 100% pure soy wax from sustainable sources and essential oils (botanical extracts from plants). Each S Aromatherapy candles contains 20-25ml of pure essential oils.
Bliss: lavender, chamomile, ylang ylang geranium and jasmine essential oils and soy wax.
Awaken: lemongrass, rosewood, eucalyptus, coriander essential oils and soy wax.
Om: frankincense, myrrh, cedarwood, sandalwood essential oils and soy wax.
What's the difference between soy wax and paraffin (mineral) wax?
Paraffin wax is derived from petroleum. It contains a number of carcinogenic compounds which are toxic air contaminants. They may trigger respiratory irritation and allergies due to the allergenic ingredients found in paraffin wax and thus reduce indoor air quality.
Soy wax is healthy and toxin free as it is free of petrochemical content, is non allergenetic.
S Aromatherapy candles do not contain any of the following ingredients which are used in typical candle making: scent booster, fragrance oils, synthetic scents, paraffin wax, binders.
What are essential oils?
Essential oils are pure, concentrated extracts distilled from plants, including the flowers, bark, stem, roots and fruit of plants. Essential oils have been used from the beginning of early civilisation. For example, the Egyptian papyri and Chinese manuscripts describe the medicinal used of aromatics some thousands of years ago. There is evidence of essential oils used in Roman times, and throughout the history of Asia, Arabia and Europe.
Modern research has revealed the science behind essential oils. These plant extracts contain many constituents which contain antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, stimulating, sedative and pheromonal properties. Essential oils can be administered through dermal, internal and aromatic applications. The aromatic inhalation of essential oils may have aromatic and therapeutic effects.
At S aromatherapy, we believe that the aromatic and therapeutic properties of 100% pure essential oils extracted from plants are powerful tools to help us shift mood and mind states through inhalation. They invoke the ability to create calm, a sense of ease and clarity as well as rejuvenate and uplift in a completely natural way.
What are fragrance oils and why doesn't S Aromatherapy use them?
Fragrance oils are chemical mixture composed of some or all of the following, essential oils diluted with a carrier oil like propylene glycol, vegetable oil, or mineral (petroleum) oil, synthetic aroma chemicals (derived from petroleum, plant or animal sources), and aromatic resins. Burning fragrance oils may release allergenic ingredients into the air causing irritation and allergies, reducing the indoor air quality.
Unlike essential oils, fragrance oils do not contain any therapeutic constituents. Fragrance oils are much cheaper than pure essential oils, and are commonly used in candles.
Are your products or any of the ingredients tested on animals? Are your products vegan?
No. None of our products or ingredients used are tested on animals.
No animal based or derived products are used in any of our products; we use only natural, plant derived ingredients.
Where are your products made?
All of S Aromatherapy candles are carefully hand crafted and poured in Perth, Western Australia. Even the packaging is made locally in Perth. The essential oils used in the candles are imported from around the world, depending on where the plant grows. The soy wax is sustainably sourced from the USA.