Decorating for Hanukkah is something I look forward to immensely. That’s why it’s so disappointing when most retailers offer little to pick from in-store. (It’s not uncommon to find only one or two measly, cheaply made products on an end cap that look terrible!) A new online Judaica shop, Peace. Love. Light. was started for this very reason, and they are offering a huge array of tabletop, pillow covers, candles, wall décor, and accent pieces that will brighten the Jewish home year-round.
The “Happy Challah Days” candle is my favorite since it’s so clever and stylish! Offered in pomegranate cider, lavender cucumber sage, and unscented varieties, I selected the pomegranate cider and it is remarkably good.
This artisan item is handmade to order and crafted with the finest essential oils and fragrance oils, producing a candle that’s not only beautiful to look at but also healthy for our homes and the environment. The scent is light, soothing, and comforting, not strong, fake, and irritation-inducing like a lot of commercially made products can be. (As someone who lives in a family that struggles with allergies and asthma, this is very important to me!)
Soy candles are a great eco-friendly alternative to traditional candles made of paraffin. Made from soy beans, it’s a sustainable crop grown right here in the USA, which supports American farmers. They burn 30-50% longer, produce much less soot, and don’t emit harmful toxins.
One of the most interesting parts of soy candles is that they have a memory and burn more evenly with proper use. They should be used for 2 hours the first time. Subsequent uses can be whatever is desired.
One winner will receive a “Happy Challah Days” candle to enjoy. Simply enter the giveaway, which will be open until 12/2/17. Good luck!