There's more to candle buying than you think.
Candles loaded with paraffin tend to emit toxic fumes, which can be damaging to your health. It has been claimed that paraffin wax releases toxic fumes when burnt, which has contributed to its fall out of favour. In 2009, a study by South Carolina State University found that burning paraffin wax candles give off harmful fumes (toluene and benzene) which is linked to asthma and lung cancer.
To make sure you’re not bringing something harmful into your space, do the touch test.
Some candles that state they’re soy blends contain considerable amounts of paraffin. An easy way to tell is by touching and inspecting the wax. With some limited exceptions for some hard paraffin waxes, generally paraffin candles are soft and have an oily, translucent feel. Soy wax, on the other hand, is hard and opaque. So as a general rule, the more soy in a soy blend candle, the harder the wax will feel.
Here at Sublime Design we will be rolling out some organic and affordable candles this month as well as some organic, non toxic, vegan air fresheners ( I know that's a mouth full). There will be a variety of scents and we will have another post this month explaining the benefits of the different scents.
Thanks for tuning in and drop a comment and tell us some of your favorite scents!
Welcome to Sublime Design. Your destination for creativity, inspired by a passion for great food, entertaining & design and dedicated to lovers of beauty everywhere. Come with us as we create, showing you the simple tips and tricks that make every day Sublime!