Is paraffin wax toxic?
Is candle wax harmful to the human body?
Although candle wax is not poisonous, if swallowed in large quantities it can cause obstruction of the intestines. If the candle wax has been touched, it can cause a rash, blistering, swelling, tearing, or reddening of the eyes.
Is paraffin wax also a carcinogen? Paraffin wax is a waxy component derived from petroleum. Toluene, benzene, and other toxic chemicals are known to be released from candles made from this substance.  Toluene (cancer-causing agent) and benzene have been identified as carcinogens.
Paraffin wax is also non-toxic.
Paraffin wax, a natural product, has the following properties: Nontoxic - paraffin wax does not contain poisonous substances. Paraffin wax is non-reactive, meaning it did not react or respond to certain stimuli during lab tests.
What candles are safe for your safety?
Keep Your Home Safe with Nontoxic, Healthy Candles. Soy candles and beeswax candles are the best candles for your home. Candles with wicks made of braided cotton, paper or cellulose (the purpose for an acorea in the wick is to keep it from overheating and causing it to burn)
- Wax and Oils Soy Wax Aromatherapy Scented Candles, Lavender, Vanilla & Peppermint Eucalyptus, 8 oz (Pack of 3)
- Wild Beautiful Free Wild Berry Rose and Winter Spice Organic Aromatherapy Candle with Pure Essential Oils for Balance and Anxiety Relief - Peace Gorilla Luxury Candle.
- Use the recommended percentage of fragrance oil for the type of wax you're using.
- Be sure to weigh your fragrance oils on a scale, not measure in a cup or spoon.
- Add fragrance oil at 185Fº and stir gently and thoroughly with the melted wax.
- Let your candles cure before test burning them.
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