Modesty Scented Candles

Enjoy wonderful natural scented candles and a relaxing atmosphere at home.

Why buy Esentimo soy candles?

Natural scented candles from Esentimo

Buy handmade soy candles with carefully selected models and scents that fit into any interior. Scented candles that are made from 100% natural soy wax are an eco-friendly alternative to paraffin.

Burning time of a soy wax scented candle: from 25 to 45 hours | Suitable for spaces from 4 to 10 m2 (see product details for more information per collection).

The Modesty Collection has deliberately chosen for the beauty of minimalism. Candle holders in matt black and white glass with matching lid. The combination with your favorite scent makes this an exceptional set for yourself or surprise as an exceptional gift. Simplicity and aroma hand in hand for your home or workplace. Height 98 mm - Diameter 80 mm - Fragrance release: suitable for medium-sized rooms.

Frequently asked questions about natural scented candles.

What is a natural scented candle?

A natural scented candle is a candle made with only natural ingredients. Look for a 100% soy wax or beeswax candle with a natural scent or essential oils and a sustainable wood or 100% cotton wick.

What is the healthiest type of scented candle?

Is the candle you burn poisonous? Natural waxes such as soy, canola, coconut and beeswax all burn clean. Look carefully at the ingredients before you buy. To avoid introducing contaminants into your home that could be harmful to your health, do not burn candles made with:

Paraffin wax - which is made from petroleum.

Wicks with a metal core - which can disperse heavy metal particles into the air.

Some candles use a mixture of waxes, so check that all the waxes used are natural or if only the main wax is natural and others are not. For example, a soy wax blend will contain a high percentage of soy wax, but may also contain paraffin wax.

What is the most environmentally friendly scented candle?

Soy wax and beeswax have the best eco credentials because they are natural, sustainable and biodegradable. While paraffin is sourced from the planet, soy is plant-based and easy to regrow. However, there may be concerns about deforestation and the use of pesticides and fertilizers used to grow soybeans. Beeswax is also naturally derived and can help clean the air during the burn.

Soy wax is vegan friendly, but the jury is out on whether beeswax is vegan friendly or not.

Candle packaging and the environment

Many candles are packaged in single-use plastic packaging, but this almost always ends up in our seas or landfill. Make sure your candle is packaged without plastic.

Check whether the glass container is made from recycled or reused glass. And once you've finished burning your natural scented candle, reuse or reuse the candle jar as a plant pot or to grow your own herbs, etc. Don't let your jar end up in landfill!

The scent

Make sure your candle scent doesn't contain chemical nasties like synthetic colors or artificial fragrances.

Artificial fragrances can release VOCs such as formaldehyde, acetaldehyde, acetone, naphthalene, limonene and alcohol, which can cause headaches, asthma attacks and dizziness.

Esentimo only uses fragrances that have been approved by the European agency.

Candle wicks

Check that the cotton candle wick does not contain a metal core to keep it upright. Because these types of fuses burn, heavy metal particles can spread through the air and a small amount of lead can also be released.

Choose a sustainably produced wood or 100% cotton wick, such as our natural Scooms candles.

Candle wax

Almost any kind of oil can be converted into a wax. There are 3 main types of candle wax, paraffin, soy and beeswax. Other types of candle wax are coconut and rapeseed.


Many scented candles are made from paraffin, a by-product of petroleum. The wax is treated and used to make various things, including candles. Paraffin waxes can produce strong odors.

However, many experts believe that burning paraffin candles releases air pollutants known as toxic volatile organic compounds (VOCs). These can be harmful to our health, releasing cancer-causing chemicals and adversely affecting people with respiratory diseases such as asthma. Saja WasaSjoos Branda Skinner in Langer Dan Parfnous. So there will be much less soot in your home, which means cleaner walls and healthier lungs. Because soy wax burns at a lower temperature, the wax melts more evenly, which also slows the release of the essential or natural oils in the natural scented candle.

The other good news about natural scented candles made from soy wax is that they last longer than a paraffin or beeswax candle due to the lower burning temperature. Maybe even twice as long! 100% soy wax is what we use in our Esentimo natural candles.


Beeswax comes naturally from bees and is the oldest type of candle wax, dating all the way back to the ancient Egyptians. These naturally scented candles are very healthy to burn as they are smoke and soot free. Some reports state that they can also help clear the air.

However, beeswax is not often used for scented candles because its natural scent doesn't mix easily with other scents. A beeswax candle has a wonderful honey aroma when burned. So scented candle makers will often mix a different type of candle wax, such as coconut, that holds the scent well.

Absolutely! Contact us for more information about becoming a wholesale partner.

Yes. Please contact us for more information on bulk pricing and quantity pricing. Some examples of large orders we are happy to fulfill are:

- Candles as wedding favors
- Candles as gifts to your customers or vendors
- Candles to burn in your salon/spa/hotel