do colonial candles contain natural ingredients? or the bad kind?

it doesnt say the ingredients on here.. so i dont think its soy..
but.. are colonial candles natural or do they give off cancer-causing soot, and carcinogens?

Colonial Candles is owned by Blyth, Inc. They also own Partylite candles which are sold by home-based consultants.

Unless otherwise stated, all of their candles are made with paraffin wax. Paraffin is a petroleum-based byproduct which releases the same type of toxins and pollutants that are released in car exhaust or anything else that burns oil or gas.

Any candle made with paraffin will give off some cancer-causing soot and chemicals. (although in smaller quanitities than car exhaust.)

If you are concerned about the soot and carcinogens, consider switching to candles made from natural vegetable waxes or beeswax. They are very clean-burning and release no toxic fumes. Also make sure that the wicks are 100% cotton. Some companies use metal core wicks which may also have health risks.

2 Responses

  1. Joseph Shmo Says:

    I have no idea.

    I hope that helps.
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  2. Raven Says:

    Colonial Candles is owned by Blyth, Inc. They also own Partylite candles which are sold by home-based consultants.

    Unless otherwise stated, all of their candles are made with paraffin wax. Paraffin is a petroleum-based byproduct which releases the same type of toxins and pollutants that are released in car exhaust or anything else that burns oil or gas.

    Any candle made with paraffin will give off some cancer-causing soot and chemicals. (although in smaller quanitities than car exhaust.)

    If you are concerned about the soot and carcinogens, consider switching to candles made from natural vegetable waxes or beeswax. They are very clean-burning and release no toxic fumes. Also make sure that the wicks are 100% cotton. Some companies use metal core wicks which may also have health risks.
    References :

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