Toxicity and Candles
Scented candles have become a staple, go-to gift idea. They are renowned for their mood enhancing and emotionally soothing benefits, as well as creating a lovely ambient atmosphere. The truth is however, that most commercially produced candles contain substances that when burned, may emit small amounts of toxins such as acetone, benzene, lead and mercury, polluting the air in your home. It is very important to know the ingredients in your scented candle to ensure that it is safe for you and your family.
Most scented candles are made with paraffin wax which is a common name for alkane hydrocarbons, a by-product of petroleum refining. Soot from paraffin candles also contains many of the same toxins found in diesel fuel.
Make sure you protect the indoor air quality of your home by using non-toxic candles made out of soy wax or beeswax. Also, look for soy wax or beeswax tea lights, votives and birthday candles too.
For those wishing to make their own soy wax or beeswax candles, you can watch this video for more info...
Our Good Riddance Mozzie & Midgie Mousse Candles are made with 100% natural soy wax so you can enjoy your home and the outdoors without risking exposure to nasty toxic chemicals.