Did you know that many candles pose a danger to your health?
In fact, many candle fragrance oils contain petroleum by-products, carcinogens, reproductive toxins, endocrine disruptors, and other potentially hazardous chemicals!
Take a look at the screenshot below. This is a product notice from a popular candle fragrance supplier, stating that their fragrance oils contain toxins known to cause cancer, birth defects, and reproductive harm. And MANY candle brands are buying these fragrance oils every day, and putting them into the candles you bring into your home. It’s totally legal, and it’s infuriating — because while the fragrance houses must disc lose this to candle makers… candle makers do not have to disclose it to you.
THIS is why I started making my own candles in 2015. As someone who battles lifelong autoimmune diseases as well as breathing issues, I was horrified when I learned what was in many candles. No wonder they were giving me headaches!
That’s why I set out to create a clean, non-toxic candle collection — at first for myself and friends, and then as a small business.
ALL of our clean-burning candles are made with certified clean, body-safe essential oils and fragrance oils — meaning they are free from all phthalates, carcinogens, reproductive toxins, and other potentially hazardous chemicals often found in home fragrances.
Yes, that means that our fragrance options are limited since the majority of candle fragrances are unhealthy. But we think our health is worth curating a more limited, nature-inspired scent collection. Because the candles you enjoy burning in your home should never risk making you sick!
And we’re not just picky about fragrance oil, either. Candles branded as “soy blend” or “coconut blend” wax also contain paraffin, a petroleum by-product. We choose to use 100% pure, domestically sourced soybean wax, which burns clean, and burns slow so your candle lasts longer.
Finally, we finish each candle off with a clean eco-cotton wick.
Yes, you can find cheaper candles at big box stores — but is your health worth it? Our candles are handcrafted with love and sustainable, clean ingredients. Because we think your health is worth the extra effort.
And our candles prove themselves time and again. We love when customers tell us their asthma prevents them from burning most candles, as most candles make them sick — but they burn ours daily with no issue. The proof is in the… candle! :)