Information of our products and materials
- Waxes such as Paraffin and Gel release toxins into the air because they are petroleum based.
- Soy is found in lots of foods.
- Beeswax and Palm Wax are great natural alternatives as well but may be more costly.
- Source: http://www.keeperofthehome.org/2012/04/toxins-in-candles-sad-but-true.html
- Source: http://candleandsoap.about.com/od/candlemakingbasics/tp/typesofcandlewaxes.htm
- Lead has been known to be harmful to your health as far back as the 1970s. Astonishingly, lead cored wicks weren’t banned in the US until 2003 by the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
- Many candles made overseas in China and Taiwan, that are shipped to the US, may have lead core wicks. Avoid dollar store candles and votives for this reason! Buy from trusted companies.
- Metal cored wicks are primarily used for stability in the wax pouring and setting process.
- Source: http://www.candles.org/elements_wicks.html
- Source: http://www.kokimo.com/university/concerns-about-lead/
- Synthetically made oils replace diminishing supplies of natural raw materials.
- Consistent quality.
- Essential Oils endanger over-harvesting of natural resources such as hardwoods like sandal and cedar.
- Heavy use of natural resources can create an imbalance in the environment for types of essential oils that are extracted from “non-renewable” resources.
- Not all processes of extracting essential oil are natural. Some use chemical solvents.
- Many essential oils are produced overseas. Fuel used by flight or sea counter balances any advantage essential oil has in terms of environmentally friendliness.
- Up to 100 pounds of plant matter can be used to make 1 ounce of essential oil.
- Source: http://www.scentednest.com/content.php?content_id=1005
Premium Grade Fragrance Oils: Made with the same great scents as our candles.
Di-Propylene Glycol – DPG: An odorless and colorless solvent used for making incense, burning oils, and body oils. It is the industry standard and is non-toxic and safe for wear on the skin. It slows down the burn of the incense and helps the incense stick absorb the fragrance oil. This is known to cut down on the black smoke that is emitted from incense.