What are the 3 Hidden Health Dangers of Mass-Produced Scented Waxes & Fragrances

What are the 3 Hidden Health Dangers of
Mass-Produced Scented Waxes & Scents!

The #1 Reason Why You Should Seek All Natural Soy Wax Candles & Wax Melts
Produced by Made-to-Order Artisan Candle Makers!

  • Cored Wicks: Did you know that most mass-produced candles are manufactured with a cotton wick wrapped around a metal support. Prior to 2003, the metal support inside the wicks were made of lead which was determined when burned release trace amounts of heavy metal in the air and was banned. Now these wick supports are made from zinc and tin which not as hazardous as lead but still release trace amounts of heavy metal in the air. This design helps keep the wick in the upright position while burning in the pool of melted wax; as a non-corded wick tends to go limp and the candle becomes not much of a candle. Mass producers are not required to inform the consumer about which wick type is in their candles.

 

  • Chemical Fragrances: Did you know most mass-produced candles & wax melts contain synthetic fragrances, synthetic dyes and other toxic chemicals? Have you ever wondered how a candle can retain its original color and strong scent for many years? These mass-produced waxy of goodness emit what is called VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds), which is emitted at room temperature and while burning your favorite candle. These chemicals that you sniff at the store, breath in at any mass-produced candle shop, or burning your favorite scented candles in your home. These scents and dyes may contain formaldehyde, petroleum distillates, limonene, alcohol and esters. These harmful chemicals can cause health problems ranging from headaches, dizziness and allergy symptoms to asthma attacks, respiratory tract infections and even cancer.

 

  • Paraffin Wax: Did you know most mass-produced candles & wax melts are made with paraffin wax and that some soy wax candles have a percentage of paraffin wax to stabilize the soy wax from undesired effects such as frosting? Anyway, paraffin wax is a petroleum byproduct and when burned creates VOCs into the air including acetone, benzene and toluene, which are known carcinogens. The same chemicals can be found in diesel fuel emissions and are known to cause allergies, asthma attacks and skin problems. Burning paraffin wax creates an ultrafine soot which is released into the air. These ultrafine particles can remain suspended of many hours or even days, and when inhaled can penetrate deeply into your lungs and even your bloodstream which can cause allergies, asthma and other respiratory diseases, as well as heart attacks, strokes and even cancer.

 

The #1 reason you should be purchasing made-to-order all naturally soy candles from an artisan candle maker is very simple!

At NaturesDenCandles, we care about your health and wellness! We only use all natural dyes for color, natural essential oils for scent, environmentally friendly wicks & 100% All Natural Soy Wax in all of our made-to-order-products!

Visit our website to see our selection of products for your home, office, weddings, bachelorette parties, birthdays or any special occasions. All candles and wax melts are made-to-order, in the quantity you choose and delivered straight to your door!

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