Why should you use natural scented candles?
What should be the smell floating in the house, where we light a scented candle? It can be defined by many adjectives, depending on what we expect at the moment. However, one sentence comes to mind regardless of individual expectations. The smell floating in the house should not cause a headache, or even nausea. Has anyone had such an unpleasant experience while burning scented candles? Let's hope not. But if it has, we will explain the cause in a moment.
Paraffin wax and the compounds produced when it is burned can be responsible for headaches and nausea. It is particularly dangerous if you stay for a long time in a room with a burning paraffin candle and the room is not ventilated or aired. It is even worse when the aroma added to a paraffin candle is a mixture of completely artificial, unnatural chemical compounds. After using such a candle, some people may become discouraged from burning scented candles for years to come.
What actually happened when someone got a headache in this situation? The headache or gastrointestinal complaint may have been caused by the inhalation of chemical compounds produced by the combustion of either paraffin or artificial fragrance. The compounds in artificial fragrances are many and varied, so it is not possible to give a definite answer as to what might have been released from them in a given case. However, it is possible to say what is produced from burnt paraffin because there have been scientific studies conducted on this subject. The product of paraffin burning are various substances that are harmful to human health, including those that are carcinogenic, such as benzene, toluene and formaldehyde. Frequent, prolonged and repeated contact with these substances is dangerous to humans.
Natural soy candles are best for your health
For all those who would not like to have such contact with poisonous substances, but who at the same time like the light and smell of candles, natural soy scented candles are worth recommending. This product is completely safe for health, both human and animal (it will not have a negative impact on any domestic animals). It is safe even for children, allergy sufferers and asthmatics.
Before buying such candles, it is good to make sure that they are all-natural. How to check it? Natural soy scented candles should be made from 100% soy wax. This is a product made by hardening the oil squeezed from the soybean seeds. The wick of such a candle should also be produced from 100% natural material. Most commonly, undyed, un-soaked 100% cotton wicks are used. The fragrance, like the wax and the wick, should also be completely natural. Most often natural aromas or essential oils are used.
All this information should be included on the product label or in the information of the store selling natural soy scented candles.
Finally, it is worth adding that these candles are fully ecological, are a renewable source of energy, are biodegradable. They release up to 90% less carbon dioxide into the atmosphere than paraffin candles. They do not produce smoke. Since no animals are used in their production, they can be used by vegans.