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Non-Toxic Living: How Cookeville’s Mountain Top Candle Shop is Leading the Way

At Mountain Top Candle Shop in Cookeville, TN, we're more than just a candle company. We're part of a movement for a cleaner, healthier world, starting right in your living room. We believe in the power of small, everyday decisions that can collectively make a significant impact on our health and our environment. That’s why our all-natural candles are handcrafted with care, using a sustainable soy-coconut wax blend, wooden wicks, and only the purest essential oils for fragrance.

Our commitment to non-toxic living extends beyond our candle business and into our own home. Here are some ways we strive to create a healthier living space that you too can incorporate for a non-toxic home.

1. The All-Natural Candle Difference

Traditional candles often contain paraffin, a petroleum byproduct, which releases harmful chemicals when burned. At Mountain Top, our candles are made with a soy-coconut wax blend, a non-toxic and biodegradable alternative. When combined with our wooden wicks, our candles burn cleaner, longer, and more evenly than their paraffin counterparts. Plus, the natural flicker and soft crackle of the wooden wick create an inviting ambiance.

2. The Essential Oil Effect

Artificial fragrances can contain a cocktail of chemicals. We choose to scent our candles with essential oils because they are natural and can offer therapeutic benefits. Not only do they fill your room with a delightful aroma, but also, essential oil candles can enhance your mood, promote relaxation, or even boost energy. From calming lavender to invigorating citrus, our essential oil candles add a touch of nature to your home.

3. Indoor Plants for Better Air Quality

Indoor air quality can often be worse than outdoor air due to the accumulation of pollutants. One simple and beautiful solution? Houseplants! Not only do they add a fresh touch of green, but certain plants also help to filter and clean indoor air. Snake plants, spider plants, and peace lilies are all great options that are also easy to care for.

4. Natural Cleaning Products

Many conventional cleaning products are full of harsh chemicals. Switching to natural alternatives or making your own cleaning solutions using ingredients like vinegar, baking soda, and essential oils can significantly reduce your exposure to toxins. Not only is this better for your health, but it's also more sustainable and often cheaper too!

5. Mindful Food Choices

While not directly related to candles, the food we consume can be a significant source of toxins. Opting for organic produce and limiting processed foods can make a difference in reducing the chemical load in your body. Plus, shopping local farmers' markets supports the Cookeville community and reduces the environmental impact of food transport.

6. Conscious Consumption

Finally, buying less but better can help decrease toxins in your home. This means choosing products with less plastic packaging, opting for items made with natural materials, and supporting businesses with sustainable practices, like your favorite Cookeville candle shop, Mountain Top!

Making the switch to a non-toxic lifestyle is not an overnight process, but each small change adds up. And remember, every candle we make at Mountain Top is a beacon, lighting the path to healthier living and a cleaner world. Join us on this journey in Cookeville and beyond, one all-natural, essential oil candle at a time!

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