Why Gel Candles Are Better Than Normal Paraffin Candles

Recently, The Fun Empire debuted a brand new Creative Workshop, Candle-Making, which provides an opportunity for participants to craft their very own candles. However, instead of going the conventional path and acquire normal paraffin candles, we decided to turn towards gel. The reason for doing so would be discussed in this post. Gel candles carry a number of benefits and perks that give them an edge over the others, and as The Fun Empire believes in providing the most unique experiences for our clients, rest assured that our candle-making sessions are not only engaging for all, but also are a great introduction to the DIY or crafting world.


1. Good For Health

For starters, gel candles are largely made up of organic minerals. If you’re concerned about the harsh chemicals present in normal candles and its’ negative effects on our health, rest assured that gel would be a better alternative. According to a 2009 scientific study by the South Carolina State University in the United States, paraffin candles, which are made up of paraffin wax, give off harmful fumes like benzene that could be a factor to diseases like asthma and lung cancer. Yes, it’s that serious. As such, be more conscious of your health by getting your hands on gel candles instead.

2. Save The Earth

Do you know that paraffin wax is not exactly the most environmentally-friendly material out there? Paraffin wax is originated by crude oil, which is not only a non-biodegradable resource, but is also considered highly-unsustainable as it plays a part in major environmental disasters such as oil spills and damage of 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. Boost Your Creativity

If you’re still not convinced, then this point might finally win you over. As gel is transparent, it provides you an opportunity to get creative from the start, and to fully-customize your candles to whatever you prefer. Here at The Fun Empire, we offer a range of Figurine collections and colored dye among other decorative items to allow you to explore your artistic side and get crafty with your candles. Be it you desire a pink, blue, purple-colored candle or for your candle to showcase a story, your candle would turned out to be truly one-of-a-kind.

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