Candles have been enchanting companions for centuries, illuminating our spaces and infusing them with warmth and tranquility. However, the quest for ambiance and relaxation often overlooks the potential hazards lurking within conventional candles. Enter Collier's Candle Co. our non-toxic candles are a conscientious choice that prioritizes health, sustainability, and purity. Our brand was born after realizing the harmful ingredients found in so many commercially produced candles. Our candles are not only safe for you, but your pets as well. Here is a little dive into some of our ingredients and why you should make the switch to our clean burning candles.
Traditional candles often contain a cocktail of chemicals that, when burned, release harmful toxins into the air. Paraffin wax, derived from petroleum, is a common base for many candles and releases benzene and toluene, known carcinogens, when ignited. Additionally, many synthetic fragrances, colorants, and metal-core wicks contribute to indoor air pollution, triggering allergies and respiratory issues.
Non-toxic candles, on the other hand, eschew these harmful components. They use natural, sustainable materials like soy wax, beeswax, or coconut wax as their base. At Collier's Candle Co. we only use all natural soy wax. Soy wax, derived from soybean oil, burns cleanly, emitting minimal soot and no harmful byproducts.
Another hallmark of non-toxic candles is the use of essential oils or natural fragrances. Essential oils not only offer captivating aromas but also provide therapeutic benefits, promoting relaxation, stress relief, and mental clarity. We also use fragrance oils and while that category can sometimes get a bad reputation we work closely with a supplier who has the mission of shattering misconceptions about fragrance oils. Our fragrance oils are free from carcinogens, mutagens, acute toxins, organ toxins, reproductive toxins, and phthalates. Prop 65 warnings? - Nope, nothing we use requires those!
Wicks also play a crucial role in the non-toxic candle narrative. Lead or metal-core wicks, commonly found in traditional candles, can release harmful metals when burned. We use a cotton and paper wick - free from toxins and designed for a cleaner burn.
The shift towards non-toxic candles is not solely about personal health; it encompasses environmental consciousness too. Choosing candles made from renewable, biodegradable materials reduces our carbon footprint. Soy for instance, is a sustainable and renewable resource.
However, navigating the market for non-toxic candles requires vigilance. Not all candles marketed as "natural" or "organic" are entirely free from harmful substances. Reading labels and seeking transparency from manufacturers, can help discern the genuinely non-toxic options. Our process has been honed and perfected over years - we won't give away our secret recipe! However we are always up for some conversation and education regarding our ingredients. Our goal is to create a clean burning candle that you can feel good about burning in your home!