How To Add Sparkle To Your Wax Melts & Soap
Glitter always looks great when combined with Wax Melts or Soaps in particular to give an extra brightness easily. However, glitter has received some poor publicity in recent times with the reports of what happens when microplastics end up in waterways, rivers and oceans. Most glitter is made of aluminum and a plastic called PET and has resulted in calls for it to be banned as the particles are so tiny and are not always caught by water filters.
This article introduces an alternative to traditional glitter that looks spectacular, performs extremely well and is kind to the environment too.
All That Glitters…..
Available in 18 colours, Bioglitter™ is a fabulous alternative to traditional plastic-based glitter. It is derived from a biodegradable substrate made from trees, usually eucalyptus, and sourced from responsibly managed plantations and contains low levels of heavy metals. Bioglitter™ is independently certified as fresh water biodegradable: this means that it biodegrades quickly and safely in the natural environment.
Bioglitter™ is also vegan-friendly, GMO free and just as sparkly and indistinguishable from polyester based glitter.
How Can It Be Used?
We suggest using our glitter to add sparkle to your wax melts and it is suitable for use in cosmetics in accordance with The Environmental Protection (Microbeads) (England) Regulations 2017.
Due to its cellulose content, it is softer than traditional glitter, making it extremely comfortable when on the skin, which makes it the perfect choice for soaps and bath bombs along with cosmetics, eyeshadow, soaps, nail art and crafts.
We do not, however, recommend the use of glitter directly in candles as it is a potential fire hazard and it can clog up the wick. Bioglitter™ can however be used to decorate the outside of pillar candles and containers where they are used for display purposes only.
Good News On The Environment Too
Bioglitter™ also helps overcome issues associated with recycling glitter as it does not melt so it will not stick to paper recycling machinery, unlike plastic glitters.
You can see the whole Bioglitter™ collection here along with the complete Randall’s Candles range at www.randallscandles.co.uk