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Are You Burning Toxic Candles In Your Home?

Kate De Palma
Entrepreneur
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Topic: Home & Garden
April 21, 2017 15:40
  • Fact. Most store-bought candles are petroleum-based. Even big name candles like Yankee Candle are made from paraffin, a petroleum by-product.
    Besides the fact that it's not eco, here’s the problem with paraffin in your home: when it burns, it releases 11 documented toxins, according to the American Lung Association, including 2 known carcinogens (cancer-causers). These toxins are the same as those found in diesel fumes. Ick.  
    Here's why you need to make the switch to soy candles today.
  • Soy Candles Are Non-Toxic If you’re a candle person like we are and always seem to have a candle burning, you should make sure that what you’re burning into your air isn’t toxic. Soy candles, unlike paraffin candles, are petroleum-free, since they come from soybeans. This means that soy candles are non-toxic and won’t release chemicals into your air when they burn. Plus, they burn a lot slower and longer than paraffin, and they throw a stronger, more consistent scent for you to enjoy.
    Soy Candles Are Non-Toxic 
    If you’re a candle person like we are and always seem to have a candle burning, you should make sure that what you’re burning into your air isn’t toxic. Soy candles, unlike paraffin candles, are petroleum-free, since they come from soybeans. This means that soy candles are non-toxic and won’t release chemicals into your air when they burn. 
    Plus, they burn a lot slower and longer than paraffin, and they throw a stronger, more consistent scent for you to enjoy.
  • They’re Also Super Eco-Friendly
Besides burning cleaner and stronger than paraffin candles, soy candles are renewable, sustainable, and biodegradable. They are supporting farmers and promoting growth in the environment, rather than depleting non-renewable resources.
    They’re Also Super Eco-Friendly
    Besides burning cleaner and stronger than paraffin candles, soy candles are renewable, sustainable, and biodegradable. They are supporting farmers and promoting growth in the environment, rather than depleting non-renewable resources.
  • The Importance of 100% Soy Candles
If you give soy candles a try, be sure to opt for 100% soy. Some places sell ‘soy candles’ that are actually blended with other waxes like paraffin, since that’s cheaper to make.While you're at it, consider investing in handmade candles because they’re less likely to have weird additives snuck in (plus you’re supporting an actual person!). Some of our favorite handmade finds are Vanilla and Lavender candles from Scented Designs by Kate. They smell sooo good!  
    The Importance of 100% Soy Candles
    If you give soy candles a try, be sure to opt for 100% soy. Some places sell ‘soy candles’ that are actually blended with other waxes like paraffin, since that’s cheaper to make.
    While you're at it, consider investing in handmade candles because they’re less likely to have weird additives snuck in (plus you’re supporting an actual person!). 
    Some of our favorite handmade finds are Vanilla and Lavender candles from Scented Designs by Kate. They smell sooo good!  
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