Tea lights were originally used during the traditional Japanese tea ceremony for decoration and to keep the tea warm. They were encased in a special holder designed to keep the melted wax in place. The tea light has an amazing ability to produce heat and light and above all, create an lovely eclectic ambience.
The Japanese tea ceremony developed as a "transformative practice", and began to evolve its own aesthetic, in particular that of "sabis" and "wabis" principles. "Wabi" represents the inner, or spiritual, experiences of human lives. Its original meaning indicated quiet or sober refinement, or subdued taste "characterized by humility, restraint, simplicity, naturalism, profundity, imperfection, and asymmetry" and "emphasizes simple, unadorned objects and architectural space, and celebrates the mellow beauty that time and care impart to materials." "Sabi," on the other hand, represents the outer, or material side of life. Originally, it meant "worn," "weathered," or "decayed."
Particularly among the nobility, understanding emptiness was considered the most effective means to spiritual awakening, while embracing imperfection was honoured as a healthy reminder to cherish our unpolished selves, here and now, just as we are - the first step to "satori" or enlightenment.
ASSORTED SOY CANDLE TEALIGHTS
Our classic 15 oz. soy candles are hand poured and triple scented with the highest quality soy wax and fragrances infused with essential oils that will burn for 50 hours. These are some of the benefits of soy candles:
- Soy burns cleaner than paraffin wax so there is no harmful soot or smoke.
- Soy is better for your household and is environmentally friendly.
- Soy supports American farmers. (Made in USA)
- Soy burns longer and cooler than paraffin candles.
- Soy is biodegradable and is easily cleaned with hot soap and water.
- Soy burns 35-50% longer than paraffin.
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