Candles come in variety of scents. This makes them one of the most individualist purchases, since what may be loved one person may not be favored by another. But one thing we an all agree upon is that candles lovers...love candles.
But with so many on the market how do you know which one is the best. Choosing which one you want should be based on the most important factor...your health.
HARMFUL CHEMICALS IN CANDLES
You are shopping and see a beautiful candle that catches your eye. You take a sniff, fall in love with the scent and bring it home. You place it on your counter, light it and wait for the aroma to engulf you. But do you really know what chemicals you could be lighting into the air?
Many candles are made of paraffin wax which is a petroleum waste product that is chemically bleached which when burned can release carcinogens into the air.
Candle wicks can also be a source of toxins in candles. In the USA candles should be made with cotton wicks but products coming from China or Taiwan could have lead laced wicks. These lead based wicks when lit can produce five times the amount of lead considered hazardous.
WHAT YOU SHOULD LOOK FOR WHEN BUYING CANDLES
Ariana Grande Cloud Inspired Soy Candle Scent
When purchasing your candle look for:
- Made In The USA On Label
- Look For Natural Wax Like Soy or Beeswax
- Make Sure Wick is Cotton and/or Eco Friendly
- Look For Reusable Containers To Reduce Waste
Candles are meant to relax us, to enhance our home decor and to please our senses. Candles should never impact our home or our air in any negative way.