Clean Candles: Why Clean Burning Candles Are Essential for Your Home

Clean Candles: Why Clean Burning Candles Are Essential for Your Home

When it comes to creating a special atmosphere at home, candles are a classic choice. But not all candles are created equal, especially when it comes to safety. Many candles contain toxins that should never be found in your home. Candles made with paraffin wax and synthetic fragrances are connected to a long list of serious health problems.

Paraffin Wax

The primary toxins that threaten candle lovers are Toluene and Benzene. Both of these chemicals are found in the petroleum byproduct called Paraffin (the most popular candle wax in the world). It is one of the many byproducts extracted from crude oil as it is processed within oil refineries. Both Toluene and Benzene are also found in gasoline. Toluene can cause respiratory problems and irritate your skin and eyes. Benzene is the especially toxic ingredient. High exposure to Benzene is linked to blood cancers like Leukemia (even in children) and can cause Chromosome changes to the cells in our bone marrow. Burning paraffin wax candles can be detrimental to the air quality in your home.

Synthetic Fragrance

Another concern with many candles is the synthetic fragrance oils that are used to get those killer scents. The word “fragrance” or “proprietary blend” on candle labels often covers a long list of chemicals that have linked to cancer, allergic reactions, headaches, migraines and asthma episodes. Many toxin fragrances also contain Phthalates which have been linked to birth defects and endocrine disruption. Natural fragrance oils are essential for home health.

The rise of Clean Burning Candles and Luxury Candles

Non-toxic candles are becoming much more popular. They stand out because they're made from natural materials that won't harm you or the environment. The benefits of choosing non-toxic candles go beyond personal health. By supporting brands that prioritize sustainability and eco-friendly practices, you're also helping to reduce waste and protect the planet. Many non toxic home fragrance products come in reusable or recyclable containers, making them a greener choice for your home.

Finding your first clean candle

The first step to selecting a candle for non toxic home fragrance is choosing a natural wax. There are many options to choose from. Excellent choices include beeswax, soy wax, coconut wax and palm wax. Our personal favorite is a mixture of Coconut and Soy.

The second factor in finding selecting the perfect natural home fragrance is ensuring that your candle is scented with only all natural fragrance oils, plant based fragrance oils and essential oils.

First Light Candle Co

Here at first light we are passionate about designing and crafting beautiful candles that smell amazing and give the peace of mind that comes with knowing that your home is scented with all natural, clean ingredients. 

Interested in making the switch to clean burning candles? Shop our collection!


FAQ: Are Clean Burning Candles Expensive?

Answer: The average price for clean candles vs  candles containing paraffin or synthetic fragrance is typically higher. The good news is the value goes beyond just your health! Soy, Coconut and other waxes found in non toxic candles typically boast a longer burn time than Paraffin. Our 8 oz Coconut Soy candles have a burn time of over 40 hours.

FAQ: Are non toxic candles luxury candles?

Answer: We believe that luxury requires premium ingredients, but is also about craftsmanship, attention to detail and passion for excellence. A luxury candle often has a story behind it, triumphs and defeats, elation and heartbreak. We consider First Light candles to be luxury candles because of the care and devotion we put into them. Each piece is hand poured and each fragrance has its own significance to our family and story.


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