Updated: Jul 26, 2022
Most mass-produced scented candles can have a negative impact on Indoor Air Quality. From the wax to the wick to the fragrance itself, the average scented candle can release harmful chemicals into the air — even when unlit.
Most candles are made from paraffin, a petroleum byproduct. To create paraffin, petroleum waste is chemically bleached, deodorized and made into wax. When burned, paraffin wax can release toxic volatile organic compounds (VOCs) into the air including acetone, benzene, and toluene, which are known carcinogens. These are the same chemicals found in diesel fuel emissions and are known to cause allergies, asthma attacks and skin problems. A study by the University of South Florida showed that candles made of paraffin wax emit low levels of benzene even when they are not lit.
In addition to releasing toxic chemicals, burning paraffin wax produces soot with particles that can remain suspended in the air for hours.
Most scented candles use synthetic fragrances and dyes that give off dangerous VOCs even at room temperature.
All metal-core wicks release trace amounts of heavy metals into the air when they are burned. And wicks with zinc and tin cores can still release small amounts of lead particles.
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The "powder" in the tube is simply granulated wax.
PowderCandle is plant-based and non-toxic, meaning it doesn't release toxic chemicals when being burned.
PowderCandle is 100% natural, however you can add essential oil drops to the liquid part of the wax to create desired aroma.
PowderCandle wicks are made in a way that they don't smoke and don't leave black residue on your vessel.
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