Once used only for their light source, they came in standard sizes and shapes. Now candlemaking is an art form, and candles have become decorative works of art that come in an infinite variety of shapes, sizes, colours & fragrances. Candles are often used to create a peaceful and romantic ambience and are treasured for their relaxing effect. In Singapore, candles have recently become a big part of home decor, which has encouraged new techniques and materials.
With the growing popularity of candles, many of today’s candles are made up of paraffin wax. When comparing gel wax to paraffin wax, gel candles had numerous benefits that prove to be a better choice for candle making.
Read Below as we provide information on why Gel Wax are better than Paraffin wax when you’re undergoing a candle workshop in Singapore.
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Gel Candle Vs Paraffin Candles- Singapore Ultimate Guide
1. Health Benefits
When comparing the health benefits of both candles, Gel candles triumph over paraffin candles. Made with mineral oil, gel wax candles is a better substitute as compared to paraffin wax, which contains numerous chemicals since it is a by-product of petroleum, gel wax burns cleaner than paraffin – less or no pollutants, toxins or carcinogens released when burnt.
Do you know that paraffin wax is not exactly the most environmentally-friendly material out there?
- Paraffin wax originates from crude oil.
- A non-biodegradable resource
- Considered to be highly-unsustainable, it plays a part in major environmental disasters such as oil spills, damaging natural habitats.
Gel candles, on the other hand, do not suffer from such a bad reputation. As they contain natural minerals, for the most part, they’re incredibly eco-friendly and non-toxic. They’re good for the health and the earth as well. What’s not to love?
3. Makes a great team building activity
Gel candle-making classes provide an opportunity for the participants to express their creativity and teamwork skills through an enriching candle making session.
Serving as a great team-building activity, gel candle classes can be performed in teams, where teamwork and allocations of roles will be executed. During the session, relationships between participants as everyone chat along while creating their very own wax candle!
4. Creativity Booster
In a hands-on experience, participants get to customize their candle to whatever they fancy. Wax Candles are transparent; thus, the participant can individually customize and design the candles based on their personal preference.
Here at The Fun Empire, we offer a range of Figurine collections and coloured dye, among other decorative items, to allow you to explore your artistic side and get crafty with the candles. Redesign your candle with different colours, and showcase a story through your specially crafted candle!
These are few points on why gel wax is better than paraffin wax, If you want other interesting and fun team building games/ fun team bonding activities, check out these other articles as well! 🙂
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