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Candle

By Arbaysis Ashley

Pure beeswax and vegetable-oil-based candles are the healthiest choices for the environment. Soy wax is natural, biodegradable, eco-friendly, and made from renewable resources. It is non-toxic and does not produce the dangerous toxic soot that paraffin candles do. Soy wax is water soluble and cleans up easily with water and burns at lower temperatures, which means your candle lasts longer than a paraffin candle. Make sure you buy candles with all-cotton wicks. While lead-core wicks are banned, it is occasionally found in the wicks . Though such environmental friendly candles may turn out to be slightly more expensive , they are better for your health too. This Diwali brighten up your home with such eco friendly candles and take a small step to green environment.

Set up candles as a part of your interiors. You can select from a range of styles from solid colours for contemporary relaxed feel to candles with a slightly richer Flavour. Pick up self contained candles which do not drip wax to avoid damaging the surfaces they are kept on . You can also pick up candle holders available in bamboo, stone to bring in a very earthy and natural flavour. You can set up the candles in groups or a stand alone large candle. If you have a good empty space pick up large candles this adds a very dramatic , theatric mood . A series of medium sized candles in large nos will also create a very romantic mood. Candles are available in different shapes, cube for straight-line interiors, circular , clylindrical shape for softer look, organic shaped candles for a free flowing concept. Tea light candles set up with a combination of floating flowers flowers in an attractive textured shallow bowl, or stone urlis can form a beautiful setup over a centre table, or even a corner. Candles set up in dreamy stands look beautiful when set up on a dining table. So go ahead light up your home this diwali and add style to your home and set your décor apart from he rest.

For lighting use CFLs they release less heat, not only are they safer, also reduces the cooling load. An LED light bulb though expensive can reduce energy consumption by 80-90% and last around 100,000 hours. They even light up faster than regular bulbs. Eco friendly light isn't only about the bulbs, though.

Having eco-friendly lamps and light fixtures is key to greening your lighting. When searching g for new lights this diwali, keep your eyes out for lamps made with natural, recycled, or reused materials. Lights made from recycled materials include metal, glass, or plastic, and natural materials can include cloth or wood. Use decorative lights to add some ambience lighting to your home , these can be table lamps, floor lights , suspended lights or even wall lights . Lighting plays an essential role in interiors. The right lighting can set up aperfect relaxing mood .Use brighter colours to bring in the festive mood.