paraffin candles, black soot on candle jars


paraffin candles

Paraffin candles are extremely toxic as they are made from petroleum and release 11 toxins and petrochemicals into the air. When burned they release cancer causing carcinogens into the air such as benzene, a known leukemia-causing carcinogen and toluene which can cause asthma, irritation to the skin and eyes and systemic toxicity when inhaled.
These toxins are damaging to you, your family, your pets, and the environment.
The black soot found around candle jars is equivalent to the soot found on the exhaust of your car. Research has shown toxic emissions from paraffin candles contain almost the same amount of chemicals found in cigarette smoke.
So, what’s the best alternative? Soy candles as they don’t release toxins and the wax is made from soybeans a natural and renewable resource. But don’t be fooled, not all soy candles are created equal. Look out for misleading advertising such as ‘soy blend’ which may contain a mix of paraffin and soy wax.
When buying a soy candle, you want to look for one that says 100% soy wax.
So next time you reach out for a cheap grocery store candle, ask yourself if it is worth your health.

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