We like to create a cozy and inviting environment for our home but the candles can be dangerous if we don’t use good one.
Here’s what we will want to avoid when buying and burning candles.
Paraffin wax:Most traditional candles are made with paraffin wax, a petrochemical byproduct that undergoes chemical processing and is often contaminated with carcinogenic compounds. It is considered an indoor pollutant when burned in candles
Artificial fragrance ingredients:Chemical fragrance brews are a mixture of many fragrance ingredients. They cause a wide range of health issues, from headaches and dizziness to asthma, and are even linked to some types of cancer.
Metal wicks: You know how some candle wicks have that little wire inside? Those can release heavy metals, including lead, associated with neurological and behavioral issues, hormonal imbalance, and reproductive problems.
You can have your candles, lovely scents, and a safe home, too. Nontoxic scented candles are made with healthier waxes, like soy, coconut, rice, uncontaminated vegetable oils, and beeswax. Natural scents come from essential oils and botanicals.
Not all candles include an ingredient listing, making it difficult to know if you are purchasing a safe candle. So, we did a selection for helping you. Enjoy!
Lite + Cycle Candle
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Made from pure essential oil fragrances, American-grown soy wax, and a cotton wick, these candles won’t burn you out with bad ingredients. There’s no synthetic fragrances, paraffin, dyes, lead, or animal byproducts here.
Different smells are available: lavender, urban forest, vetiver, bergamot, and sage.
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This hand poured, hand crafted candle is made of natural coconut wax and a lead free cotton wick. A dreamy candle scented with rose, agar wood, and vanilla.
Uma Pure Calm wellness Candle
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Soy candle with essential oils of lavender, rose and sandalwood.
This candle promotes relaxation and reduces physical signs of stress, alleviating tenseness and soothing the nervous system.
Goop Scented Candle
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Goop lays it all out by disclosing the full ingredient list in its candles. That is the must!
This nontoxic, soy-based candle features a scent meant to invoke clarity and focus. The line of candles also features Church, Shiso, Incense, and Orchard scents.