Candles are often the fallback gift item when you don’t know what to buy someone. I like scented candles, but you do have to admit that the mass market offerings are often kind of boring and unoriginal as gifts. So, if you’re looking for a gift that’s a bit out of the ordinary, I’d suggest something from The SOI Company.
The SOI Company makes soy wax candles that are clean burning and better for the environment than traditionally scented candles. They are hand poured, available in several different sizes, and triple scented to ensure a long lasting fragrance.
What’s really unique about The SOI Company, however, is that you can use the melted wax from the candles as skin moisturizer. Gently rub it into the surface of your skin to sooth dry or irritated areas. According to the company’s website, this is a good treatment for sunburned skin, eczema, psoriasis, and poison oak. Isn’t that amazingly clever?
Candles from The SOI Company are available at selected retailers. Search the company website for a store near you. Prices vary according to the size and scent you select, starting at $6.50 for one of the small candle tins.
If your child’s after school program, sports team, or church group is looking for a unique fundraising idea, The SOI Company does fundraisers with groups as well. There is no initial cost for the fundraising organization and I imagine that a product like this would go over better than hosting a bake sale or selling overpriced wrapping paper like so many groups in my area do.
Do you like to give or receive candles as gifts? If so, what do you think of soy candles from The SOI Company?
Photo credit: The SOI Company