Sadly, because of the paraffin wax, harmful fragrance ingredients, and lack of transparency, Yankee Candles cannot be considered safe or non-toxic.

If you’re looking for a healthy alternative to paraffin wax candles, opt for candles made out of natural ingredients. Great examples include 100% beeswax, coconut waxsoy wax, palm wax, or other vegetable wax candles. Beeswax candles produce the least soot, and are considered the most environmentally-friendly and safe overall.

A study conducted at South Carolina State University found that with paraffin candles, this combustion process also releases toxic chemicals such as toluene, which is a benzene derivative, a known carcinogen for humans. Since paraffin wax is derived from petroleum oil, the researchers suggest that using these candles frequently will cause “dangerous pollutants drifting in the air,” which can be harmful when inhaled. They advised consumers to use soy or vegetable-based candles instead, including stearin candles which are made of the oils and fats derived from animals and/or plants.

Bougee Girl Candles are 100% Natural Wax. No chemicals or additives! We use 50% Bees wax & 50% Coconut wax!


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