Healthy To Breathe Palm-Oil Candles (pack of 48)
We all love the peaceful feeling of burning candles, but most commercial candles are, it turns out, not very good for us. Commercial candles are typically made from paraffin, which a byproduct of petroleum, and the fumes from paraffin candles are now known to be harmful, and have been linked to cancer, birth defects, and respiratory ailments like asthma. After paraffin is scraped out of oil refineries to supply candle makers, the wax is bleached by adding dioxin, texturized with acrolyn (a known carcinogen), then mixed with stearic acid (a byproduct of meatpacking slaughterhouses) so that it can harden. When paraffin candles burn, they emit black soot and toxic fumes—similar in to diesel exhaust—containing chemicals such as benzene, toluene, naphthalene, tri-decane, tetradecane, penta-decane, and hexadecane. And, unfortunately, we breathe what we burn. Palm-Oil candles are completely safe and free from harmful byproducts. They burn cleanly, and are safe even in rooms with no ventilation. We use them exclusively!