Scented candles are beautiful, though I find when they are in my home, I cannot stand the smell after about 20 minutes and have to remove them. There is nothing like the sweet honey scent of beeswax candles, 100 % natural, made by bees. Beeswax candles clean the air too, by creating negative ions which combine with free radicals in the air an dropping inert to the ground. Beeswax is a fuel and burns hot enough to cook over. One beeswax candle burning in a car will keep the air from freezing. I keep an emergency candle in my truck and my car and you might want to as well. The light from a beeswax candle is brighter than other waxes and could act as a beacon if you were stranded.
The other area that is bothering me is in soap. Consumers are so drawn to pretty smelling soap and I am no different, though I realize that artificial fragrances are chemicals and are unhealthy, so I stay away from them. Instead, the soap I make has herbs, spices and essential oils for fragrances, or it is plain, leaving the body butters and lotions to employ the scents instead, since they are long lasting on the skin and soap is a rinse off commodity. Colours are much the same. Soap colours are unnecessary and should be avoided, because they too, are just chemicals we do not need to add to our already chemically laden lives. The colours I use are from the earth pigments, clays, and botanicals.
On the farm there is enough smelly stuff around so I do not need to add any more, if you get my drift!
I urge you to consider not using scented products in your life or products with artificial colorants. Part of the land to the living philosophy is to stay green, not the colour green, but the philosophy, and that extends to daily necessities such as soap. Live green and prosper!