Total Solar Eclipse 2017

  Total Solar Eclipse 2017 is almost here, so plan your eclipse party and get ready for darkness! Yep…this is a rare celestial phenomenon that you don’t want to miss since the last one of these events happened in 1979. Total solar eclipse of 2017 is when the moon will be blocking out the sun with a temperature drop of about 10 degrees, and it can be seen from the west coast of America to the east coast. The event will only happen in America on August 21st 2017 and no one from outside the country will be able to witness it first-hand. 

  The phenomenon will last for about 2 minutes and 40 seconds in each spot. As it journeys across the country, it will complete its path in about 1 1/2 hours. However, the total solar eclipse will only be visible in a few states, starting in Oregon. A partial eclipse, which is the darkening of the sky, will be seen by all of America which will last about 2-3 hours. Here are the following states by order that will give you the best views of the event and will have a total solar eclipse: Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Nebraska, Kansas, Iowa, Missouri, Illinois, Tennessee, Georgia, North Carolina, and ending in South Carolina.

 The Total solar eclipse will begin at 10:15am in Oregon and at 2:36pm in South Carolina. Please make sure to ONLY use approved solar eclipse glasses since viewing the event with the naked eye or unapproved glasses can cause irreparable eye damage. If you miss this August event, don’t worry, you still have a chance to see it in Argentina and Chile on July 2019. Have a safe and happy viewing!

 

  

Soy Wax Candles vs Paraffin Candles

Okay, so you have decided to finally purchase that wonderful candle. Maybe the candle is for yourself or maybe its a gift for a loved one. In the end, you are stuck in the middle of the great debate and must ask yourself: Which candle is a better choice? Soy Wax Candles Vs Paraffin Candles

Before you make a purchase, consider this, what type of wax is being used in the creation of the candle you are purchasing. I personally believe that soy wax is the better option for candles. Here are some of the reasons why: 

Soy Wax is made from natural vegetables and is biodegradable. Yep! that means you can literally wash it away with soap and water which makes spills a breeze to clean up. Paraffin will be a lot more difficult, if not impossible to clean up should a spill occur due to the fact that it is not biodegradable. Generally, soy wax burns longer than paraffin candles and fragrances are usually stronger as well.  You will also be supporting farmers and stimulating the economy by purchasing soy candles; that’s always a plus in my book. Keep in mind, soy candles will not produce petro-carbon soot, that in turn means less soot and healthier air in the household. Paraffin is a  refined gasoline by-product so there will definitely be a lot more soot in the air causing problems associated with soot-deposits. 

Candles help create a beautiful ambience and in some cases, will even set the mood of the environment or person. Hopefully, this blog entry will help make choosing a candle a lot easier and help promote a healthier living for yourself and your loved ones. If you have trouble finding good soy candles to purchase, I have a lot of great choices available in my store. Blessed be!