Be wary of candles labeled blended beeswax since these will often contain paraffin; look instead for the 100 percent beeswax label. Gel candles are popular because they are crystal clear and come in a variety of decorative containers, and may have attractive embedded items. Gel candles have a rich glow and burn more than twice as long as wax candles. But gel candles, similar to paraffin candles, are made from petroleum-based wax or synthetic hydrocarbons which release hazardous pollutants when burned.

The outer box is also FSC certified, recycled paper printed with vegan, plant based inks in a wind powered, solar powered, environmentally responsible facility. You can have your pretty candles, lovely scents, and a safe home, too. Nontoxic luxury scented candles scented candles are made with healthier waxes, like soy, coconut, rice, uncontaminated vegetable oils, and beeswax. Beeswax actually helps to purify air by emitting negative ions, which bind to positive ions, reducing indoor air pollution.

La Labo handcrafted luxury candles make a very thoughtful and indulgent gift. The Santal 26 candle is the brands best selling candle due to the unique and comforting scent. It has a gentle, smokey, leathery smell that’s perfect to burn in the winter or gift during the holiday season. Made with GMO free soy wax, this candle is 100% vegan and has four cotton wicks. It burns for about 150 hours and comes in a handcrafted heat resistant base made of durable concrete. Beeswax is a wonderful healthy alternative to paraffin wax.

Most scented candles contain paraffin wax, which is derived from petroleum, coal or shale oil. When it’s burnt, paraffin wax releases toxic compounds into the air, including acetone, benzene, and toluene – all known carcinogens. Our 100% soy wax & fragrances are a healthier alternative to paraffin/petroleum wax candles made with 100% synthetic fragrances.

With very little effort, you can fill your home with soothing scents without filling it with toxic gases. After the Industrial Revolution, people began making candles out of paraffin. They discovered that when they distilled crude petroleum, paraffin was the byproduct.

If you order from Slow Made directly be sure to use the discount code HONEST10 for 10% off. I also carry a few Slow Made Candles in my shop Give a Damn Goods. Scented candles cause indoor air pollution that’s hazardous to your health.

As paraffin candles burn, benzene and toluene, both known carcinogens, are released into the air. Candle Company did decide to put the soot claim to test and found that soy candles do produce less soot when burned under the same conditions. MEL notes that beeswax candles also seem to produce less soot than their paraffin counterparts. There are options on the market that are a clean alternative. Beeswax is all-natural candle and it produces a calming scent of sweet honey.

Some candles use a blend of waxes, so check if all the waxes used are natural or if only the main wax is natural and others are not. For example, a soy wax blend will contain a high percentage of soy wax but may also contain paraffin wax. Look out for an unscented candle or a wax that has been scented with essential oils, rather than a synthetic fragrance. Soy wax candles are a great alternative as they don’t contain toxic pollutants and produce significantly significantly less soot than a paraffin product.

The NCA cites of all the studies conducted on waxes, including petroleum-based paraffin candles, none proved candle emissions to be harmful to human health. The organization reiterates that some people are scent-sensitive and may have allergic reactions to candle scents. According to the NCA, most soot issues arise from too long a wick. While some non-toxic candles can be pricey, the Lavender candle from Pure Plant Home is a great affordable option.

Bluecorn Beeswax makes pure beeswax candles are available in various sizes, shapes and aromatherapy scents derived from pure essential oils. In the process of making soy wax from soy oil, the oil is typically bleached and deodorized. The soy wax resulting from this process has a low melting point not suitable for anything larger than a container candle. In order to create a solid wax for votive and pillar candles, additives like paraffin and stearic acid must be blended into the candle. In the final step, fragrance oils and dyes are often added to create scented candles.